Saturday, April 15, 2017

Quiz for Lessons 161-165 - Parts of the Sentence - Adverbs

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

1. The pancakes are almost ready.

2. The student answered the teacher nervously but clearly.

3. The tour will leave early today.

4. I am still unusually tired by afternoon.

5. The stranded hiker quietly gave up the chance of rescue.

6. Yesterday our fullback fumbled twice in the game.

7. Why couldn't you blow out your candles?

8. My little brother almost always eats the most at dinner.

9. Haven't you ridden your new motor bike yet?

10. Your essay was written very neatly and legibly.


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Answers:

1. almost modifies the adjective ready

2. nervously/clearly modify the verb answered

3. early/today modify the verb will leave

4. still modifies the verb am, unusually modifies the adjective tired

5. quietly/up modify the verb gave

6. yesterday/twice modify the verb fumbled

7. why/n't/out modify the verb could blow

8. always modifies the verb eats, almost modifies the adverb always

9. n't/yet modify the verb have ridden

10. neatly/legibly modify the verb was written, very modifies the adverb neatly (possibly legibly also)

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Friday, April 14, 2017

Lesson 165 - Parts of the Sentence - 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.  These adverbs can shift location in the sentence without changing meaning or what they modify.  Adverbs that tell us how much modify adjectives or other adverbs.  Adverbs that tell how much will come just before the adjectives or adverbs that they modify.  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).

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.

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

1. This suitcase weighs a ton.

2. The grandchildren happily swung back and forth in the swing.

3. The climber edged slowly and carefully along the ledge.

4. He is a rather bashful person.

5. Every afternoon the baby cries very forcefully for food.


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Answers:

1. ton modifies the verb weighs

2. happily/back/forth modify the verb swung

3. slowly/carefully modify the verb edged

4. rather modifies the adjective bashful

5. afternoon/forcefully modify the verb cries, very modifies the adverb forcefully

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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Lesson 164 - Parts of the Sentence - 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.  These adverbs can shift location in the sentence without changing meaning or what they modify.  Adverbs that tell us how much modify adjectives or other adverbs.  Adverbs that tell how much will come just before the adjectives or adverbs that they modify.  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).

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.

Adverbial objectives or adverbial nouns are nouns used as adverbs. They usually tell amount, weight, time, distance, direction or value. They can have adjectives modifying them. Example: He waited two days.

Instructions: Find the adverbial nouns in the following sentences and tell what word they modify.

1. Yesterday Jim came home.

2. Tomorrow I will walk a mile.

3. The boulder landed three feet from me.

4. Will works mornings and nights.

5. This package cost five dollars.


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Answers:

1. yesterday/home modify the verb came

2. tomorrow/mile modify the verb will walk

3. feet modifies the verb landed

4. mornings/nights modify the verb works

5. dollars modifies the verb cost

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Lesson 163 - Parts of the Sentence - 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.  These adverbs can shift location in the sentence without changing meaning or what they modify.  Adverbs that tell us how much modify adjectives or other adverbs.  Adverbs that tell how much will come just before the adjectives or adverbs that they modify.  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).

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.

Instruction: Find the adverbs modifying other adverbs in the following sentences and tell what word they modify.

1. The announcer should speak less loudly.

2. You should do much better.

3. People shouldn't change their jobs too often.

4. Very slowly the car started down the hill.

5. The contestant answered the question rather uncertainly.


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Answers:

1. less modifies loudly

2. much modifies better

3. too modifies often

4. very modifies slowly

5. rather modifies uncertainly

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Lesson 162 - Parts of the Sentence - 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.  These adverbs can shift location in the sentence without changing meaning or what they modify.  Adverbs that tell us how much modify adjectives or other adverbs.  Adverbs that tell how much will come just before the adjectives or adverbs that they modify.  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).

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.

Instructions: Find the adverbs in the following sentences and tell what word they modify. They will all modify an adjective.

1. An unusually intelligent group attended the lecture.

2. My wife has an exceptionally keen mind.

3. We have had a surprisingly small amount of snow.

4. The bus to Trax was very late.

5. The train car was completely full.


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Answers:

1. unusually modifies intelligent

2. exceptionally modifies keen

3. surprisingly modifies small

4. very modifies late

5. completely modifies full

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Monday, April 10, 2017

Lesson 161 - Parts of the Sentence - 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. These adverbs can shift location in the sentence without changing meaning or what they modify. Adverbs that tell us how much modify adjectives or other adverbs. Adverbs that tell how much will come just before the adjectives or adverbs that they modify. 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).

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.

Instructions: Find the adverbs in the following sentences and tell what word they modify. They will all modify the verb.

1. Did you ever return the video?

2. He did not answer but just looked up sadly.

3. Now I surely know the answer.

4. He completely forgot about the video.

5. Lanie already returned it for you.


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Answers:

1. ever modifies did return

2. not modifies did answer, just/up/sadly modify looked

3. now/surely modify know

4. completely modifies forgot

5. already modifies returned

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