Friday, October 30, 2020

Lesson 55 - Parts of Speech - Adverbs

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Not all adverbs are formed from adjectives. Some common ones are never, not, here, there, then, when, where, always, too, now, and very. Remember that adverbs tell us how, when, where, why, and how much and modify verbs, adjectives, or other adverbs.

Instructions: Find the adverbs in these sentences.

1. We cannot go to the movie now.

2. Yesterday it was a very hot day.

3. I have never been there before.

4. Your clothes are too rad.

5. Jane always had the right answer near.


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Answers:

1. We cannot go to the movie now.

2. Yesterday it was a very hot day.

3. I have never been there before.

4. Your clothes are too rad.

5. Jane always had the right answer near.


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Thursday, October 29, 2020

Lesson 54 - Parts of Speech - Adverbs

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Most adjectives ending in ic add ally to form the adverb.

      Example: 
      basic - basically

Instructions: Form the adverb from the following adjectives.

1. drastic

2. artistic

3. dramatic

4. realistic

5. electric


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Answers:

1. drastically

2. artistically

3. dramatically

4. realistically

5. electrically


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Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Lesson 53 - Parts of Speech - Adverbs

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Most adjectives that have more than one syllable and end in le simply change the e to y to form the adverb.

      Example: 
      favorable - favorably

Instructions: Change the following adjectives to adverbs.

1. noble

2. horrible

3. sensible

4. suitable

5. comfortable


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Answers:

1. nobly

2. horribly

3. sensibly

4. suitably

5. comfortably


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Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Lesson 52 - Parts of Speech - Adverbs

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Most adjectives that end in y change the y to i and then add the ly to form the adverb.

      Example:
      lazy - lazily

Instructions: Change these adjectives to adverbs.

1. happy

2. easy

3. mighty

4. busy

5. angry


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Answers:

1. happily

2. easily

3. mightily

4. busily

5. angrily


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Monday, October 26, 2020

Lesson 51 - Parts of Speech - Adverbs

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Most adverbs are formed from adjectives. Many adverbs are formed by adding ly to the adjective.

      Example:
       slow - slowly

Instructions: Change the following adjectives to adverbs.

1. fierce

2. quick

3. large

4. useful

5. equal


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Answers:

1. fiercely

2. quickly

3. largely

4. usefully

5. equally


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Saturday, October 24, 2020

Quiz for Lessons 46-50 - Parts of Speech - Adverbs

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Adverbs that tell us how, when, and where can shift position in the sentence.
 
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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Answers:

1. Haven't we often stopped here before?
    - n't (when/how), often (when), here (where), and before (when) modify have stopped

2. Boyd does his work faithfully and carefully.
    - faithfully (how) and carefully (how) modify does

3. My children sometimes say that I have always been highly critical.
    - sometimes (when) modifies say
    - always (when) modifies have been
    - highly (how much) modifies critical

4. Yesterday Jim came by once or twice.
    - yesterday (when), by (where), once (when), and twice (when) modify came

5. The baby lay there very safely in the crib.
    - there (where) and safely (how) modify lay
    - very (how much) modifies safely

6. Today the dog seemed rather restless.
    - today (when) modifies seemed
    - rather (how much) modifies restless


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Friday, October 23, 2020

Lesson 50 - Parts of Speech - Adverbs

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Adverbs that tell us how, when, and where can shift position in the sentence.

     Example: 
     I am often out of town. 
     Often I am out of town. 
     I am out of town often.

Instructions: List the adverbs in these sentences.

1. Jeff does his work wisely.

2. Seldom do we see everyone at the same time.

3. Ann often visits from Canada.

4. Now let's check this again.

5. I see what you mean now.


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Answers:

1. Jeff does his work wisely.

2. Seldom do we see everyone at the same time.

3. Ann often visits from Canada.

4. Now let's check this again.

5. I see what you mean now.


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Thursday, October 22, 2020

Lesson 49 - Parts of Speech - Adverbs

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Adverbs may be compound. 
 
     Example: 
     He speaks rapidly and well.

Instructions: Find the adverbs in these sentences.

1. We shouldn't decide this very important decision quickly or foolishly.

2. Suddenly and quietly the boys slipped from the room.

3. The girls did the dishes laughingly and happily together.

4. Marilyn types rapidly and accurately.

5. Either today or tomorrow we will go to the zoo.


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Answers:

1. We shouldn't decide this very important decision quickly or foolishly.

2. Suddenly and quietly the boys slipped from the room.

3. The girls did the dishes laughingly and happily together.

4. Marilyn types rapidly and accurately.

5. Either today or tomorrow we will go to the zoo.


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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Lesson 48 - Parts of Speech - Adverbs

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Not and its contraction n't are adverbs. They really modify the entire sentence, but we will have them modify the verb as it is the most important word in the sentence. This is a common practice in grammar books. Remember that adverbs tell us how, when, where, why, and how much and modify verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs.

Instructions: Find the adverbs in these sentences and tell which word they modify.

1. Terri did not do the work correctly.

2. Mom was never so deeply pleased with the kids.

3. Badger actually likes almost every cat he sees.

4. I recently found that you wouldn't help.

5. You will not go tomorrow to that very scary movie.


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Answers:

1. Terri did not do the work correctly.
    - not and correctly modify did do

2. Mom was never so deeply pleased with the kids.
    - never and deeply modify was pleased
    - so modifies deeply (telling how much)

3. Badger actually likes almost every cat he sees.
    - actually modifies likes
    - almost modifies every (telling how much)

4. I recently found that you wouldn't help.
    - recently modifies found
    - n't modifies would help

5. You will not go tomorrow to that very scary movie.
    - not and tomorrow modify will go 
    - very modifies scary (telling how much)

Note: Adverbs that modify verbs always modify the whole verb phrase when it is made up of more than one word.


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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Lesson 47 - Parts of Speech - Adverbs

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Many adverbs end with ly which is a good clue to adverb recognition, but not all words that end in ly are adverbs. Some words such as daily, yearly, hourly can be either adverbs or adjectives.

Instructions: Pick out the adverbs in these sentences.

1. Daily we did our very hard lessons.

2. The yearly crop was totally ruined by the weather.

3. Hourly we listened to the rapidly falling rain.

4. The friendly person suddenly ran up to me.

5. The unusually large dog jumped outside and licked my face.


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Answers:

1. Daily we did our very hard lessons.

2. The yearly crop was totally ruined by the weather.

3. Hourly we listened to the rapidly falling rain.

4. The friendly person suddenly ran up to me.

5. The unusually large dog jumped outside and licked my face.


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Monday, October 19, 2020

Lesson 46 - Parts of Speech - Adverbs

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Adverbs are words that modify (1) verbs, (2) adjectives, and (3) other adverbs. They tell how (manner), when (time), where (place), how much (degree), and why (cause). Why is a common one-word adverb that tells why. Adverbs that tell us how, when, where, and why always modify the verb. Adverbs that tell us how much modify adjectives or other adverbs. These adverbs are also called qualifiers because they strengthen or weaken the words they modify.

      Examples: 
      He kicked the ball solidly. (how)
      He kicked the ball immediately. (when)
      He kicked the ball forward. (where)
      He kicked the ball too hard. (how much)

Instructions: Find the adverbs in the following sentences and what they tell us.

1. Paul answered the question quickly.

2. The answer was given too softly.

3. I soon understood what he said yesterday.

4. Becky and Pam wanted to know then and there.

5. Why do we misunderstand others so often?


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Answers:

1. Paul answered the question quickly.
    - quickly (how)

2. The answer was given too softly.
    - too (how much)
    - softly (how)

3. I soon understood what he said yesterday.
    - soon (when)
    - yesterday (when)

4. Becky and Pam wanted to know then and there.
    - then (when)
    - there (where)

5. Why do we misunderstand others so often?
    - why (why)
    - so (how much)
    - often (when)


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Saturday, October 17, 2020

Quiz for Lessons 41-45 - Parts of Speech - Adjectives

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Instructions: Choose the correct answer in these sentences.

1. Mr. Smith is (a husband and father, a husband and a father).

2. (An, A) orange is sweeter than (an, a) pear.

3. May I go to the movie with (them, those) boys?

4. I would avoid (this, these) kinds of back operations.

5. (That, those) sorts of plants are poisonous.

6. May I go help (those, these, them)?

7. James wants (a watch and a camera, a watch and camera).

8. (A, An) answer is what I need now.


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Answers:

1. Mr. Smith is a husband and father.

2. An orange is sweeter than a pear.

3. May I go to the movie with those boys?

4. I would avoid these kinds of back operations.

5. Those sorts of plants are poisonous.

6. May I go help them?

7. James wants a watch and a camera.

8. An answer is what I need now.


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Friday, October 16, 2020

Lesson 45 - Parts of Speech - Adjectives

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This is just a review assignment covering Lessons 41, 42, 43, to 44. See how you do and then go back and review areas that caused trouble.

Instructions: Choose the correct adjectives in these sentences.

1. (Them, Those) skate boards are in the wrong place.

2. (This, These) kind of job is hard work.

3. You need (a pen and a calculator, a pen and calculator).

4. Our society needs (these, that) kinds of rules.

5. The zoo has (a, an) elephant that is huge.


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Answers:

1. Those skate boards are in the wrong place.

2. This kind of job is hard work.

3. You need a pen and a calculator.

4. Our society needs these kinds of rules.

5. The zoo has an elephant that is huge.


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Thursday, October 15, 2020

Lesson 44 - Parts of Speech - Adjectives

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Do not use the pronoun them for the adjectives these or those.

     Example:
     Correct: Give me those papers.
     Correct: Give me them.
     Incorrect: Give me them papers.

Instructions: Choose the correct word (these, those, them) for the blanks in the following sentences.

1. ______ questions are good ones.

2. I will show ______ the answers.

3. Are ______ clothes on sale?

4. ______ actors and singers at Old Tucson were good.

5. We enjoyed ______ very much.


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Answers:

1. These questions are good ones.
     - or -
    Those questions are good ones.

2. I will show them the answers.

3. Are these clothes on sale?
     - or -
    Are those clothes on sale?

4. These actors and singers at Old Tucson were good.
     - or -
    Those actors and singers at Old Tucson were good.

5. We enjoyed them very much.


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