Instructions: Find the adverbs in the following sentences, tell what word they modify, and what they tell us. Remember that adverbs tell us how, when, where, why and modify the verb. They also can shift in a sentence. Adverbs that tell us how much modify adjectives or other adverbs. These adverbs must come before the word they modify.
1. Haven't we often stopped here before?
2. Boyd does his work faithfully and carefully.
3. My children sometimes say that I have always been highly critical.
4. Yesterday Jim came by once or twice.
5. The baby lay there very safely in the crib.
6. Today the dog seemed rather restless.
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1. n't (when/how), often (when), here, (where), before, (when). They all modify the verb have stopped.
2. faithfully (how), carefully (how). They both modify the verb does.
3. sometimes (when), always (when), highly (how much). Sometimes modifies the verb say. Always modifies the verb have been. Highly modifies the adjective critical.
4. yesterday (when), by, (where), once (when), twice (when). They all modify the verb came.
5. there (where), very (how much), safely (how). There and safely modify the verb lay. Very modifies the adverb safely.
6. today (when), rather (how much). Today modifies the verb seemed. Rather modifies the adjective restless.