English Language: Elementary School: 1st and 2nd Grade Quiz - Grade 2 Language - Adverbs 4 (Questions)

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An adverb is a word that describes action. It’s important we include adverbs in our writing but we need to make sure we pick the correct adverb for the verb.

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1. What is an adverb?
[ ] A doing word.
[ ] A name of something.
[ ] A word that describes a doing word.
[ ] A word that describes a noun.
2. 'He walked...' Which word should not follow this sentence?
[ ] quickly
[ ] slowly
[ ] kindly
[ ] rapidly
3. 'Emma rode...' Which word should not follow this sentence?
[ ] carefully
[ ] quickly
[ ] nastily
[ ] energetically
4. 'They sang...' Which word should not follow this sentence?
[ ] carelessly
[ ] beautifully
[ ] softly
[ ] loudly
5. 'The robber laughed...' Which word should not follow this sentence?
[ ] evilly
[ ] pleasantly
[ ] rudely
[ ] nastily
6. 'The snowmen were knocked down...' Which word should not follow this sentence?
[ ] hungrily
[ ] deliberately
[ ] angrily
[ ] cruelly
7. 'She walked...' Which word should not follow this sentence?
[ ] carefully
[ ] roughly
[ ] gently
[ ] lazily
8. Which adverb is the odd one out?
[ ] briskly
[ ] hurriedly
[ ] leisurely
[ ] quickly
9. 'The bunny was held...' Finish this sentence.
[ ] terribly
[ ] gently
[ ] luckily
[ ] truly
10. 'You should always try to speak...' Finish this sentence.
[ ] cosily
[ ] thankfully
[ ] rudely
[ ] clearly
English Language: Elementary School: 1st and 2nd Grade Quiz - Grade 2 Language - Adverbs 4 (Answers)
1. What is an adverb?
[ ] A doing word.
[ ] A name of something.
[x] A word that describes a doing word.
[ ] A word that describes a noun.
A verb is a doing word and an adverb adds to it, so you are adding to the verb - add-verb.
2. 'He walked...' Which word should not follow this sentence?
[ ] quickly
[ ] slowly
[x] kindly
[ ] rapidly
You can't move kindly. Make sure you test each word to see if it matches the verb.
3. 'Emma rode...' Which word should not follow this sentence?
[ ] carefully
[ ] quickly
[x] nastily
[ ] energetically
The word for a bike with one wheel is unicycle.
4. 'They sang...' Which word should not follow this sentence?
[x] carelessly
[ ] beautifully
[ ] softly
[ ] loudly
One adverb could change the whole meaning of your sentence, so pick that word carefully.
5. 'The robber laughed...' Which word should not follow this sentence?
[ ] evilly
[x] pleasantly
[ ] rudely
[ ] nastily
We know that the robber is a bad person and so any adverbs we would use would be negative and highlight his nastiness.
6. 'The snowmen were knocked down...' Which word should not follow this sentence?
[x] hungrily
[ ] deliberately
[ ] angrily
[ ] cruelly
Carrots are commonly used as noses for snowmen.
7. 'She walked...' Which word should not follow this sentence?
[ ] carefully
[x] roughly
[ ] gently
[ ] lazily
To see if you've picked a good adverb, ask yourself: can I walk carefully? gently? lazily? roughly?
8. Which adverb is the odd one out?
[ ] briskly
[ ] hurriedly
[x] leisurely
[ ] quickly
Three of the adverbs are about speed, whereas 'leisurely' means at a slow pace.
9. 'The bunny was held...' Finish this sentence.
[ ] terribly
[x] gently
[ ] luckily
[ ] truly
The oldest rabbit lived for sixteen years.
10. 'You should always try to speak...' Finish this sentence.
[ ] cosily
[ ] thankfully
[ ] rudely
[x] clearly
When writing and talking on the phone you should be clear in what you are saying and how you are saying it.