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What are adverbs?

An adverb is a word that modifies _______________________________________.

Adverbs vs Adjectives
The difference between an adverb and an adjective is the following:
An adjective modifies a noun.:
"John is ________." (The adjective tall modifies the noun John)
An adverb modifies a verb, an adjective or another adverb. :
"That idea is ____________ ridiculous." (The adverb simply modifies the
adjective ridiculous)
"She sings _________." (The adverb nicely modifies the verb sing)
"She did it ___________ well." (the adverb really modifies the adverb well)
Read the passage:
Mrs Smith ____________________ called the police when she saw the criminals assaulting
the poor boy _____________. It was the most horrible scene that she
had ________ witnessed in her life. She had ___________ lived ____________ in that
neighborhood. No one had _________ disturbed her quiet nights ___________.
The words " immediately, aggressively, peacefully, ever, always, there" are adverbs.
What are the different types of adverbs?
Basically, most adverbs tell you how, in what way, when, where, and to what
extent something is done. In other words, they describe the manner, place, or time of an
action. Here are some examples:
He speaks ______________. ( adverb of _________.)
I live ___________. (adverb of ___________.)
We'll leave __________ . (adverb of ______________.)
She __________ sleeps late . (adverb of _____________.)
Adverb rules:
1. Regular adverbs:
Adverbs in English often end in -ly.
These adverbs are formed by adding -ly to the end of an adjective:

Spelling rules:
true _____________ (the silent e is dropped and add ly)
happy ________________ ( y becomes i and add ly.)
possible ____________ (e after a consonant is dropped and ly is added.)
full _______________ (after ll and add y is added.)
fanatic _____________________ (after adjectives ending in -ic add -ally - there is an exception:
2. Exceptions:
However, this is not the only way to form an adverb. Many adverbs do not end in -ly.
This is a list of adverbs that don't follow the rule:

Some adjectives change their form when they become adverbs:

3. Things to remember:
Many words are not adverbs although they end in -ly. Here are examples of adjectives that
end in -ly.
a ___________ teacher
a _____________ girl
an _____________ person
a __________________ policeman
To decide whether a word is an adverb ask questions with how, where and when.
How does James speak Spanish? He speaks Spanish ______________.
Where do the kids play soccer? They play soccer _________________.
When did she write the email to her husband? She wrote the
email ____________________.
Position of adverbs
1. Adverb of Manner
Examples of adverbs of manner are "
These adverbs come after the direct object or after the verb if there isn't any direct object.
He did the work ______________. (The adverb of manner )
He drove the lorry ___________________. (The adverb of manner .)
He spoke ________________. (The adverb of manner.)
2. Adverbs of Place
Examples of adverbs of place are
Adverbs of place are like adverbs of manner. They come after the direct object or the verb.
I met him ______. (The adverb of place )
He sat _________. (The adverb of place )
3. Adverbs of Time
Examples of adverbs of time are " _________________________________________
Adverbs of time are usually put at the end of the sentence but they may also come at the
beginning of the sentence.
I will show you the house ____________.
_________________, I will show you the house.
4. Adverbs of Frequency
Examples of adverbs of frequency are "________________________________..."
Adverbs of frequency come before the main verb except the main verb "to
o I ________________ visit my uncle.
o We have _______________ seen him pass by the house.
o They are ______________ at work.
______________ can also go at the beginning or at the end of a sentence:
o ________________, they visit him.
o I miss him _________________________.
__________ and ___________ can also go at the end of a sentence (often
with "very"):
o We see them ____________.
o John eats meat very _______________.
Write down the correct form of the words in brackets (adjectives or adverbs).
1. Liza is (quick) . She walks .
2. Nancy is a (careless) girl. She drives her car .
3. The man is (nice) . He behaves .
4. He was (bad) injured. He had accident.
5. They can do the maths problems (easy) . They think maths is
an school subject.
6. Marie is a (good) writer. She writes .
7. It's a (beautiful) drawn picture. it looks .
8. Drivers must drive (slow) in this road. It is a (dangerous) road?
9. She smiled (happy) . She had a face.
10. I did the homework (complete) by myself. I'm an
(autonomous) student.
Find the adjective in the first sentence and fill in the blanks with the corresponding
1. James is careful. He drives .
2. The girl is slow. She walks .
3. Her English is perfect. She speaks English .
4. Our teacher is angry. She shouts .
5. My neighbor is a loud speaker. He speaks .
6. He is a bad writer . He writes .
7. Jane is a nice guitar player. He plays the guitar .
8. He is a good painter . He paints .
9. She is a quiet girl. She does her job .
10. This exercise is easy. You can do it .