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Adverbs 2 - Adverbs that Modify Verbs
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Adverbs 2 - Adverbs that Modify Verbs

In the previous quiz we were introduced to an important part of speech called an adverb. We learnt that adverbs modify verbs and there are various types of adverbs. In this quiz we continue with identifying different kinds of adverbs and reinforcing our learning of adverbs that modify verbs.

Adverbs can be used to describe verbs in several ways such as frequency, spatial position, degree of intensity or manner of behaviour. Each of these types answer different questions for us:

In the case of adverbs of frequency we can generally answer the question that relates to the number of times an action is performed. For instance, in the sentence ‘My friend HARDLY sees a movie at the cinema hall’ we want to know the movie going habits of the friend and the adverb HARDLY which modifies the verb 'sees' indicates to us that the friend is not a movie going buff!

In the case of adverbs of spatial position we can often answer where the action takes place. For instance, in the sentence ‘Mustaq often plays OUTDOORS’ we answer the question ‘where does Mustaq play’ and we get the answer OUTDOORS which is the adverb of place modifying the verb 'plays'.

In the case of adverbs of degree of intensity we can use adverbs to signify how intense a particular action is. For instance, ‘I ALWAYS agree to whatever my mother says’ is a sentence in which the adverb ALWAYS modifies the verb 'agree' and it signifies that I agree with my mother totally.

Similarly, in the case of adverbs of manner of behaviour we are able to determine how a person reacts to a particular action. For instance in the sentence ‘Amit Shah GRACEFULLY conceded defeat in the elections’ we answer the question how someone reacts to a situation. Here GRACEFULLY is an adverb of manner modifying the verb 'conceded'.

Take the quiz that follows and strengthen your vocabulary with some more adverbs.

1.
Which kind of adverb is the word in capitals? - "His son-in-law is VERY handsome."
Adverb of Time/Frequency.
Adverb of Place.
Adverb of Degree.
Adverb of Manner.
The adverb answers the question 'HOW handsome is the son-in-law?' and hence VERY is an adverb of degree
2.
Which kind of adverb is the word in capitals? - "The volunteers helped the stranded CHEERFULLY."
Adverb of Time/Frequency.
Adverb of Place.
Adverb of Degree.
Adverb of Manner.
The adverb answers the question 'HOW did they help the stranded?' and hence CHEERFULLY is an adverb of Manner
3.
Which kind of adverb is the word in capitals? - "The newspaper boy delivers the newspaper DAILY to my house."
Adverb of Time/Frequency.
Adverb of Place.
Adverb of Degree.
Adverb of Manner.
The adverb answers the question 'HOW often does the newspaper boy deliver the newspaper?' and hence DAILY is an adverb of Time/Frequency
4.
Which kind of adverb is the word in capitals? - "My sister wanted to be close to my house and she built her house NEARBY."
Adverb of Time/Frequency.
Adverb of Place.
Adverb of Degree.
Adverb of Manner.
The adverb answers the question 'WHERE and HOW close to the brother's house did the sister want to build her house?' and hence NEARBY is an adverb of Place
5.
Which kind of adverb is the word in capitals? - "The opposition leader ENTIRELY agreed with the Prime Minister."
Adverb of Time/Frequency.
Adverb of Place.
Adverb of Degree.
Adverb of Manner.
The adverb answers the question 'HOW much in agreement was the opposition leader with the Prime Minister?' and hence ENTIRELY is an adverb of Degree
6.
Which kind of adverb is the word in capitals? - "The manager shouted ANGRILY at the worker."
Adverb of Time/Frequency.
Adverb of Place.
Adverb of Degree.
Adverb of Manner.
The adverb answers the question 'HOW did the manager shout?' and hence ANGRILY is an adverb of Manner
7.
Which kind of adverb is the word in capitals? - "Our family goes out of town SOMETIMES."
Adverb of Time/Frequency.
Adverb of Place.
Adverb of Degree.
Adverb of Manner.
The adverb answers the question 'HOW often does the family go out of town?' and hence SOMETIMES is an adverb of Time/Frequency
8.
Which kind of adverb is the word in capitals? - "During the rainy season we play INDOORS."
Adverb of Time/Frequency.
Adverb of Place.
Adverb of Degree.
Adverb of Manner.
The adverb answers the question 'WHERE do we play?' and hence INDOORS is an adverb of Place
9.
Which kind of adverb is the word in capitals? - "The child was lost and the parents looked for her EVERYWHERE."
Adverb of Time/Frequency.
Adverb of Place.
Adverb of Degree.
Adverb of Manner.
The adverb answers the question 'WHERE did the parents look for the lost child?' and hence EVERYWHERE is an adverb of Place
10.
Which kind of adverb is the word in capitals? - "My father OFTEN goes for a walk after dinner."
Adverb of Time/Frequency.
Adverb of Place.
Adverb of Degree.
Adverb of Manner.
The adverb answers the question 'HOW frequently does the father go for walks?' and hence OFTEN is an adverb of Time/Frequency
Author:  V T Narendra

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