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Adverbs 01
In the sentence 'The greyounds ran quickly', which is the adverb?

Adverbs 01

One of the most frequent jobs for an adverb to perform is to add information to the verb. In the sentence, "He shouted loudly to his friend", the verb is "shouted" and the adverb is "loudly". The word "loudly" modifies the verb.

Adverbs also modify adjectives and other adverbs. In the sentence, "She moved rather quickly", the adverb "quickly" adds some information to the verb, "moved". But she didn't just move "quickly", she moved "rather quickly". "Rather" is an adverb modifying, or adding information to, another adverb. In the sentence, "It was an extremely pleasant evening", the adjective "pleasant" is modified by the adverb "extremely". As you can see, adverbs are very adaptable and can be used to add all sorts of information to your writing. One tip which might help you spot some adverbs is that many of them end with the -ly suffix.

1.
Find the adverb(s) in the following: He ran quickly in last year's race.
last year's
quickly
race
He ran
The word "quickly" adds to the verb "ran"
2.
Find the adverb(s) in the following: Use words effectively to produce interesting writing.
words
interesting writing
Use
effectively
The word "effectively" modifies the verb "use"
3.
Find the adverb(s) in the following: Produce interesting writing consistently using adverbs.
interesting writing
consistently
using adverbs
Produce
The word "consistently" modifies the verb "produce"
4.
Find the adverb(s) in the following: Interesting writing is produced by using adverbs well.
Interesting writing
is produced
well
using adverbs
The word "well" modifies the present participle verb, "using"
5.
Find the adverb(s) in the following: Produce writing efficiently using adverbs well.
Produce, using
efficiently, well
writing, adverbs
Produce, well
"Efficiently" modifies "produce" and "well" modifies "using"
6.
Find the adverb(s) in the following: Write efficiently using many adverbs effectively.
efficiently, effectively
Write, using
many adverbs
using many
"Efficiently" refers to the verb "write", while "effectively" refers to using adverbs. Both of these adverbs describe "how" to do the action (write, use)
7.
Find the adverb(s) in the following: Use many adverbs effectively to enhance your writing.
effectively
enhance
many
Use
"Effectively" is the adverb here. "Many" is an adjective
8.
Find the adverb(s) in the following: Many interesting adverbs enhance writing appropriately.
appropriately
interesting
enhance
writing
Adverbs and the verbs they modify can be separated by other words: enhance (verb) writing appropriately (adverb)
9.
Find the adverb(s) in the following: He ran quickly last season but slowly this season.
last season, this season
last, this
quickly, slowly
He ran, but
Adverbs can be used in pairs: "quickly" and "slowly" are antonyms
10.
Find the adverb(s) in the following: He started slowly then ran quickly and finished early.
slowly, quickly, early
started, ran, finished
He, then, and
slowly, quickly, finished
Adverbs can describe verbs in many ways. "Early" is an example of an adverb describing the time an action took place

 

Author:  Sue Daish

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