Adverbs

Hi Sweetie,

Adverbs are words that modify:

  • a verb (He drove slowly. — How did he drive?)
  • an adjective (He drove a very fast car. — How fast was his car?)
  • another adverb (She moved quite slowly down the aisle. — How slowly did she move?)

As we will see, adverbs often tell when, where, why, or under what conditions something happens or happened. Adverbs frequently end in -ly; however, many words and phrases not ending in -ly serve an adverbial function and an -ly ending is not a guarantee that a word is an adverb.


Kinds of Adverbs

Adverbs of Purpose
She drives her boat slowly to avoid hitting the rocks.
She shops in several stores to get the best buys.

Adverbs of Manner Example:

  • She moved slowly and spoke quietly.
Adverbs of Place Examples:

  • She has lived on the island all her life.
  • She still lives there now.
Adverbs of Frequency Examples:

  • She takes the boat to the mainland every day.
  • She often goes by herself.
Adverbs of Time Examples:

  • She tries to get back before dark.
  • It’s starting to get dark now.
  • She finished her tea first.
  • She left early.
Adverbs of Purpose Examples:

  • She drives her boat slowly to avoid hitting the rocks.
  • She shops in several stores to get the best buys.

Adverbs list

Common adverbs.
Common adverbs.

Exercises

Here you have some exercises with adverbs.

Beijo do pai!

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