Adverbs modify verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs by kpj14447

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									           Checking out the Adverbs….
Adverbs modify verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs.

Adverb modifying an adjective:
Example: A very kind child helped me.

Adverb modifying an adverb:
Example: She did extremely well on the test.

Adverb modifying a verb:
Example: They walked slowly to school.


To find adverbs ask yourself:
How? They preformed well. How? Well

When? We went to the game yesterday.
When? yesterday

Where? My sister lives nearby.
Where? nearby

To what extent? I totally agree with you.
To what extent? totally

Sometimes an adverb will end in LY.

Some common Adverbs that do not end in LY are:
soon     well       not         never
now      today      later yesterday
often    nearby     inside far

Degrees of Comparison:
The Positive Degree describes only one action.
                     Example: The fish swims fast.

The Comparative Degree is used when two actions are being compared.
           Example: The eel swims faster than the fish.
The Superlative Degree is used when three or more actions are being
compared.
             Example: The shark swims the fastest of all.

To form the comparative of most one syllable words add “er”.
                             Examples:
                               softer
                               deeper
                                lower


To form the superlative of most one syllable words add „‟est‟‟.
                              Examples:
                                 softest
                                deepest
                                 lowest

With most adverbs of two or more syllables, especially those ending in
LY, use more to form the comparative.
                             Examples:
                            more quickly
                            more loudly
                            more slowly

 With most adverbs of two or more syllables, especially those ending in
                LY, use most to form the superlative.
                             Examples:
                            most quickly
                             most loudly
                             most slowly

 When in doubt, check a dictionary if you are not sure whether to use
 endings (er, est) or more/most to form the comparative or superlative
                           degrees of adverbs.


    How do you know if a word is an adjective or adverb?????????
      Always pay attention to how the word is used in a sentence.
Remember…if a noun or pronoun is modified (described) by a
        word, that word is an ADJECTIVE.

 If a verb, adjective, or adverb is being modified (described),
                 that word is an ADVERB.

                           Examples:
      When the wolves reached the clearing, they turned right.
                (Turned where? Right = adverb)

           That is the right spot to view the wolves safely.
                   (Which spot? Right = adjective)

          Remember…NOT all LY words are Adverbs.
                         Examples:
                                        ↓noun
               Wolves are not friendly animals.

            (What kind of animals? Friendly= adjective)

                    The leader of the pack had a
                                   ↓noun
                         princely attitude.

                       (What kind of attitude?
                        Princely = Adjective)

								
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