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									Adverb Notes
Definition

• An adverb is a word that
  modifies a verb, an adjective, or
  another adverb
Adverbs answer the
following questions:
Where? How often? or how long?

When?     To What extent?

How?      or how much?
Examples

1. The sprinter ran swiftly. [The
   adverb swiftly modifies the verb
   ran and tells how.]
2. I read the funny pages early on
   Sunday morning. [The adverb early
   modifies the adjective small and
   tells to what extent.]
Examples
3. Jolene was comforting a very small child.
  [The adverb very modifies the adjective
  small and tells to what extent.]


4. The fire blazed too wildly for anyone to
  enter. [The adverb too modifies the adverb
  wildly and tells to what extent. The adverb
  wildly modifies the verb modifies the verb
  blazed and tells how.]
Examples
5. Dad will sometimes quote from Archbishop
  Desmond Tutu’s speech. [The adverb
  sometimes modifies the verb will quote
  and tells how often.]

6. Put the apples there, and we will eat them
  later. [The adverb there modifies the verb
  put and tells where. The adverb later
  modifies the verb will eat and tells when.]
Words Often Used as
Adverbs
Where?

•   Away
•   Here
•   Inside
•   There
•   Up
When?

•   Later
•   Now
•   Soon
•   Then
•   Tomorrow
How?

•   Clearly
•   Easily
•   Quietly
•   Slowly
How often? or how long?

•   Always
•   Usually
•   Continuously
•   Never
•   Forever
•   Briefly
To what extent? or How
much?
•   Almost
•   So
•   Too
•   More
•   Least
•   Extremely
•   Quite
•   Very
•   Not
Take Note

The word not is nearly always
 used as an adverb modifying a
 verb. When not is part of a
 contraction, as in hadn’t, aren’t,
 and didn’t, the –n’t is still an
 adverb and is not part of the
 verb.

								
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