Saturday, October 29, 2016

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

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. 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.

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Friday, October 28, 2016

Lesson 50 - Parts of Speech - Adverbs

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. wisely

2. seldom

3. often

4. now, again

5. now

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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Lesson 49 - Parts of Speech - Adverbs

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. n't, very, quickly, foolishly

2. suddenly, quietly

3. laughingly, happily, together

4. rapidly, accurately

5. today, tomorrow

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Lesson 48 - Parts of Speech - Adverbs

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. not, correctly (both words modify the verb did do)

2. never, so, deeply (never and deeply modify the verb was pleased; so modifies deeply telling how much)

3. actually, almost (actually modifies the verb likes; almost modifies every telling how much)

4. recently, n't (recently modifies the verb found; n't modifies the verb would help)

5. not, tomorrow, very (not and tomorrow modify the verb 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 25, 2016

Lesson 47 - Parts of Speech - Adverbs

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, very

2. totally

3. hourly, rapidly

4. suddenly, up

5. unusually, outside

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Monday, October 24, 2016

Lesson 46 - Parts of Speech - Adverbs

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. quickly (how)

2. too (how much), softly (how)

3. soon (when), yesterday (when)

4. then (when), there (where)

5. why (why), so (how much), often (when)

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