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Adverbs 02
Make sure to use adverbs in your writing!

Adverbs 02

This KS2 English quiz takes a further look at adverbs. Adverbs are words that change adjectives and other adverbs, as well as verbs. You will know from the first adverb quiz - and from school - that adverbs can change verbs. But did you know they can also modify other types of words such as adjectives or other adverbs? Many words which we use every day work in this way.

Lots of adverbs end in the letters ‘ly’ but, as you know by now, English isn’t always that straightforward and there are exceptions.

For this quiz, we want you to find the word which isn’t an adverb. It might be helpful to look at each word in turn and put it in the sentence to see if it makes sense. Good luck!

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1.
Look at the four word choices for each sentence - three are adverbs and one is not. Select the word which is NOT an adverb.
The wind was ____ wild.
blusteringly
very
powerful
extraordinarily
'Powerful' is an adjective.
2.
Look at the four word choices for each sentence - three are adverbs and one is not. Select the word which is NOT an adverb.
The curry was ____ spicy.
hardly
tasty
very
tremendously
'Tasty' is an adjective.
3.
Look at the four word choices for each sentence - three are adverbs and one is not. Select the word which is NOT an adverb.
The purse was ____ empty.
completely
almost
nearly
light
'Light' is an adjective.
4.
Look at the four word choices for each sentence - three are adverbs and one is not. Select the word which is NOT an adverb.
The sunshine is ____ bright.
shining
too
extremely
rather
'Shining' is a verb and would need 'bright' to change to 'brightly' for the sentence to be correct.
5.
Look at the four word choices for each sentence - three are adverbs and one is not. Select the word which is NOT an adverb.
The room was ____ quiet.
unexpectedly
quite
surprisingly
calm
'Calmly' is an adverb, but 'calm' is an adjective.
6.
Look at the four word choices for each sentence - three are adverbs and one is not. Select the word which is NOT an adverb.
The ____ green grass of summer was beginning to appear in the fields.
amazingly
tall
brightly
very
The grass can be 'brightly green', 'very green' or 'amazingly green'. It is 'tall' AND 'green', which shows that 'tall' is an adjective. Grass cannot be 'brightly' and 'green', or 'very' and 'green'! This is because 'brightly' and 'very' are adverbs.
7.
Look at the four word choices for each sentence - three are adverbs and one is not. Select the word which is NOT an adverb.
She was ____ tired.
so
unbelievably
really
exhausted
'Really' and 'so' are common adverbs.
8.
Look at the four word choices for each sentence - three are adverbs and one is not. Select the word which is NOT an adverb.
His teeth were ____ white.
blindingly
terrifically
amazingly
dazzling
Although this phrase is commonly used, 'dazzling' is not correct here. His teeth are 'dazzling' AND 'white'.
9.
Look at the four word choices for each sentence - three are adverbs and one is not. Select the word which is NOT an adverb.
His speech to the class was ____ interesting.
quite
good
unusually
astonishingly
His speech to the class might have been good, but 'His speech to the class was good interesting' makes no sense!
10.
Look at the four word choices for each sentence - three are adverbs and one is not. Select the word which is NOT an adverb.
The ____ cheap prices were a surprise.
suspiciously
incredibly
good
ridiculously
A clue here is that three of the answers end in 'ly' and are therefore possibly adverbs.

 

Author:  Sheri Smith

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