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Adverbs 1
The balloon popped noisily in my face! Do you know which word is the adverb?

Adverbs 1

This quiz is about identifying adverbs and it helps children understand what an adverb is used for. The National Curriculum states that Year 2 pupils at KS1 level should know this terminology. Using adverbs will increase their knowledge of the English language and literacy.

A verb is a word that involves action and an adverb is how the action is happening. ‘She sang loudly’ - the verb is ‘sang’ and how she is singing is ‘loudly,’ which is the adverb.

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1.
Finish this sentence: He wrote the letter very...
letter.
neatly.
house.
loudly.
Make sure the adverb you use makes sense.
2.
'The snail crept slowly along the garden path.' Which words are the verb and adverb?
snail crept
crept slowly
slowly along
garden path
You will often see snails in the garden after rain.
3.
Which of these words is not an adverb?
noisily
loudly
headphones
angrily
Many adverbs end in 'ly'.
4.
Finish this sentence: The boys were working...
busily.
when.
the.
apple.
There are lots of adverbs to choose from, so make sure you add them in your writing.
5.
Which word is not an adverb?
heavily
weights
easily
luckily
An adverb adds to and describes a verb.
6.
'The aeroplane landed safely.' Which word is an adverb?
The
aeroplane
landed
safely
The English way to spell aeroplane is like this but in America they write 'airplane'.
7.
'The old man nodded...' Which adverb could not follow?
sleepily.
slowly.
angrily.
loudly.
Every sentence you write has the potential to include an adverb.
8.
'The flames spread quickly.' Which word is an adverb?
flames
quickly
spread
The
It is important that every house has a fire alarm and that the owners check it regularly.
9.
'The young mother looked proudly at her baby.' Which words are the verb and adverb?
The young
mother looked
looked proudly
her baby
Try to write the verb then the adverb when possible.
10.
Why do we use adverbs?
To make our writing more interesting and add to the verb.
To fill our page with writing.
To help us learn to spell.
To make a noun sound more interesting.
When we write, we want to interest the reader. By adding description to our verbs, we are making our stories more enjoyable.
You can find more about this topic by visiting BBC Bitesize – What is an adverb?

Author:  Finola Waller

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