Monday, November 19, 2018

Lesson 66 - Parts of Speech - Adverbs

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People often confuse the use of some adverbs and adjectives. The next few lessons will cover some common mistakes. Remember that adjectives modify nouns or pronouns. Adverbs modify verbs, adjectives, or other adverbs.

This lesson will be about the use of the adjective sure and the adverbs surely, certainly, and really. Use sure only when one of these three adverbs does not make sense.

Examples: Jim is sure he is right. Surely he is right.

Instructions: Choose the correct form for each of these sentences.

1. You seem very (surely, sure) of yourself.

2. Ila (surely, sure) is tired from work.

3. The milk (surely, sure) tastes sour.

4. Are you (surely, sure) this is the right road?

5. This story (surely, sure) is exciting.


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Answers:

1. sure

2. surely

3. surely

4. sure

5. surely

(Each answer in which you used surely could be substituted with the other adverbs really and certainly and still make sense.)


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Saturday, November 17, 2018

Quiz for Lessons 61-65 - Parts of Speech - Adverbs

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

1. After the hike my muscles were extremely tired and very sore.

2. Yesterday I had hardly completed my very hard assignment when I was rudely interrupted.

3. Gradually everyone reached the top of the mountain they had climbed before.

4. Just now he remembered his rather important assignment.

5. Often you go too far with your jokes.


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Answers:

1. extremely modifies the adjective tired, and very modifies the adjective sore

2. yesterday and hardly modify the verb had completed, very modifies the adjective hard, and rudely modifies the verb was interrupted

3. gradually modifies the verb reached, and before modifies the verb had climbed

4. just modifies the adverb now, now modifies the verb remembered, and rather modifies the adjective important

5. often modifies the verb go, too modifies the adverb far, and far modifies the verb go


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Friday, November 16, 2018

Lesson 65 - Parts of Speech - Adverbs

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These sentences have adverbs that tell us how much, and they modify other adverbs.

Instructions: List those adverbs and what they modify.

1. The carpenter worked somewhat cautiously.

2. The project was moving rather slowly.

3. The amusement ride was much too fast for me to try.

4. The program lasted much too long for Paul.

5. Halloween was too far away for little Jim.


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Answers:

1. somewhat modifying the adverb cautiously which modifies the verb worked

2. rather modifying the adverb slowly which modifies the verb was moving

3. much modifying the adverb too which modifies the adjective fast

4. much modifying the adverb too which modifies the adjective long

5. too modifying the adverb far, and far modifying the adverb away which modifies the verb was


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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Lesson 64 - Parts of Speech - Adverbs

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These sentences have adverbs that modify adjectives and tell us how much.

Instructions: List the adverbs and what they modify.

1. Ila is an unusually good cook.

2. Jeff is very hungry.

3. We all want a perfectly just government.

4. The Internet is an entirely modern concept.

5. These sentences are extremely brief ones.


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Answers:

1. unusually modifying the adjective good

2. very modifying the adjective hungry

3. perfectly modifying the adjective just

4. entirely modifying the adjective modern

5. extremely modifying the adjective brief


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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Lesson 63 - Parts of Speech - Adverbs

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These sentences have adverbs that tell us where, and they modify the verb.

Instructions:  Find these adverbs and tell what they modify.

1. The fighter moved forward to meet his opponent.

2. There went the boy for some fun.

3. Sit here in this comfortable chair.

4. We are playing outside.

5. Where have you been?


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Answers:

1. forward modifying the verb moved

2. there modifying the verb went

3. here modifying the verb sit

4. outside modifying the verb are playing

5. where modifying the verb have been


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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Lesson 62 - Parts of Speech - Adverbs

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These sentences have adverbs that tell us when, and they modify the verb.

Instructions: Find the adverbs and tell what they modify.

1. As the car caught fire, he jumped immediately from it.

2. Daily I go to the gym for exercise.

3. The campfire was glowing later to our surprise.

4. We will now finish the assignment.

5. The work will be done tomorrow.


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Answers:

1. immediately modifying the verb jumped

2. daily modifying the verb go

3. later modifying the verb was glowing

4. now modifying the verb will finish

5. tomorrow modifying the verb will be done


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Monday, November 12, 2018

Lesson 61 - Parts of Speech - Adverbs

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Since there has been some confusion about adverbs, I think we need a few more lessons about adverbs. We need to memorize what adverbs tell us and what they modify. We must always remember this basic information to handle them correctly.

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: The following sentences have adverbs that tell us how, and they modify the verb. Find the adverbs in these sentences and tell what they modify.

1. Joe was frantically mumbling to the 911 operator.

2. The message was secretly hidden in the cushion.

3. The room was decorated beautifully for the wedding.

4. The spy readily accepted the new assignment.

5. He was carefully disguised but captured quickly by police.


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Answers:

1. frantically modifying the verb was mumbling

2. secretly modifying the verb was hidden

3. beautifully modifying the verb was decorated

4. readily modifying the verb accepted

5. carefully modifying the verb was disguised and quickly modifying the verb was captured (was is a helping verb to both main verbs)


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Saturday, November 10, 2018

Quiz for Lessons 56-60 - Parts of Speech - Adverbs

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Instructions: Form the comparative and superlative of the following words.

1. closely

2. wildly

3. not

4. there

5. well

6. soon

7. coldly

8. fast

9. much

10. now


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Answers:

1. closely, more closely, most closely

2. wildly, more wildly, most wildly

3. Not cannot be compared.

4. There cannot be compared.

5. well, better, best

6. soon, sooner, soonest

7. coldly, more coldly, most coldly

8. fast, faster, fastest

9. much, more, most

10. Now cannot be compared.


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Friday, November 9, 2018

Lesson 60 - Parts of Speech - Adverbs

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Do not use two negative words to limit one idea. Be careful not to use not or n't, no, never, none, hardly, scarcely, or nothing with another negative word.

Examples: Correct - Jim never likes help. Jim likes no help. Incorrect - Jim never likes no help. Correct - Barbara said nothing. Barbara didn't say anything. Incorrect - Barbara didn't say nothing.

Instructions: Choose the correct form in parentheses for these sentences.

1. Carl hasn't (none, any) more tickets.

2. Jeff (can, can't ) hardly wait to come home.

3. This shouldn't (ever, never) happen again.

4. We (haven't, have) scarcely any fuel left.

5. Jeanne won't need (no, any) money for school.


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Answers:

1. any

2. can

3. ever

4. have

5. any


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Thursday, November 8, 2018

Lesson 59 - Parts of Speech - Adverbs

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Most adverbs not formed from verbs cannot be compared. Words like now, too, then, not, already, again, always, yesterday, almost, why, and here.

Instructions: Find the adverbs in these sentences. Remember that adverbs tell us how, when, where, why, and how much.

1. Today or tomorrow I should finish my technically difficult work.

2. Don't leave me alone.

3. Where did you go yesterday?

4. It is too windy for me to go again.

5. Finally he is going away.


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Answers:

1. today, tomorrow, technically

2. n't, alone

3. where, yesterday

4. too, again

5. finally, away


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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Lesson 58 - Parts of Speech - Adverbs

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Some adverbs have an irregular comparison.

Example: well, better, best

Instructions: Give the comparative and superlative of these words.

1. far

2. little

3. much

4. badly

5. ill


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Answers:

1. far, farther, farthest

2. little, less, least

3. much, more, most

4. badly, worse, worst

5. ill, worse, worst


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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Lesson 57 - Parts of Speech - Adverbs

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Some adverbs, including those that can also be adjectives, use er and est to form comparisons.

Example: soon, sooner, soonest

Instructions: Form the comparative and superlative of these words.

1. early

2. high

3. fast

4. hard

5. often


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Answers:

1. early, earlier, earliest

2. high, higher, highest

3. fast, faster, fastest

4. hard, harder, hardest

5. often, oftener or more often, oftenest or most often


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Monday, November 5, 2018

Lesson 56 - Parts of Speech - Adverbs

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Adverbs like adjectives can be compared. They have the same three degrees (1) positive - one thing or person, (2) comparative - two things or persons, and (3) superlative - more than two things or persons. Most adverbs formed from adjectives use more or most to express comparisons.

Example: slowly, more slowly, most slowly

Instructions: Write the comparative and superlative forms of the following adverbs.

1. softly

2. lazily

3. heavily

4. comfortably

5. quietly


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Answers:

1. softly, more softly, most softly

2. lazily, more lazily, most lazily

3. heavily, more heavily, most heavily

4. comfortably, more comfortably, most comfortably

5. quietly, more quietly, most quietly


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Saturday, November 3, 2018

Quiz for Lessons 51-55 - Parts of Speech - Adverbs

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Instructions: Form the adverbs from the following words. Remember that adverbs are formed from adjectives by adding ly at the end. Some require spelling changes such as y to i then adding ly, changing e to y, and others adding ally. Some require no changes.

1. considerable

2. strange

3. soon

4. rare

5. witty

6. elliptic

7. capable

8. unrealistic

9. heavy

10. often


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Answers:

1. considerably

2. strangely

3. soon

4. rarely

5. wittily

6. elliptically

7. capably

8. unrealistically

9. heavily

10. often


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