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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Friday, November 2, 2018

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. not, now

2. yesterday, very

3. never, there, before

4. too

5. always, near


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Thursday, November 1, 2018

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 31, 2018

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 30, 2018

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 29, 2018

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 27, 2018

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

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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 26, 2018

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. wisely

2. seldom

3. often

4. now, again

5. now


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Thursday, October 25, 2018

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. n't, very, quickly, foolishly

2. suddenly, quietly

3. laughingly, happily, together

4. rapidly, accurately

5. today, tomorrow


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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

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. 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 23, 2018

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, very

2. totally

3. hourly, rapidly

4. suddenly, up

5. unusually, outside


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Monday, October 22, 2018

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. 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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Saturday, October 20, 2018

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. a husband and father

2. an and a

3. those

4. these

5. those

6. them

7. a watch and a camera

8. an


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