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.