Saturday, November 14, 2020

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

2. Yesterday I had hardly completed my very hard assignment when I was rudely interrupted.
    - yesterday and hardly modify had completed
    - very modifies hard 
    - rudely modifies was interrupted

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

4. Just now he remembered his rather important assignment.
    - just modifies now
    - now modifies remembered
    - rather modifies important

5. Often you go too far with your jokes.
    - often modifies go
    - too modifies far
    - far modifies go


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Friday, November 13, 2020

Lesson 65 - 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: These sentences have adverbs that modify other adverbs and tell us how much. List all the 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. The carpenter worked somewhat cautiously.
    - somewhat modifies cautiously
    - cautiously modifies worked
 
2. The project was moving rather slowly.
    - rather modifies slowly 
    - slowly modifies was moving

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

4. The program lasted much too long for Paul.
    - much modifies too 
    - too modifies long

5. Halloween was too far away for little Jim.
    - too modifies far 
    - far modifies away  
    - away modifies was


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Thursday, November 12, 2020

Lesson 64 - 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: These sentences have adverbs that modify adjectives and tell us how much. 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. Ila is an unusually good cook.
    - unusually modifies good

2. Jeff is very hungry.
    - very modifies hungry

3. We all want a perfectly just government.
    - perfectly modifies just

4. The Internet is an entirely modern concept.
    - entirely modifies modern

5. These sentences are extremely brief ones.
    - extremely modifies brief


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Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Lesson 63 - 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: These sentences have adverbs that modify the verb and tell us where. Find the 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. The fighter moved forward to meet his opponent.
    - forward modifies moved

2. There went the boy for some fun.
    - there modifies went

3. Sit here in this comfortable chair.
    - here modifies sit

4. We are playing outside.
    - outside modifies are playing

5. Where have you been?
    - where modifies have been


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Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Lesson 62 - 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: These sentences have adverbs that modify the verb and tell us when. 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. As the car caught fire, he jumped immediately from it.
    - immediately modifies jumped

2. Daily I go to the gym for exercise.
    - daily modifies go

3. The campfire was glowing later to our surprise.
    - later modifies was glowing

4. We will now finish the assignment.
    - now modifies will finish

5. The work will be done tomorrow.
    - tomorrow modifies will be done


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Monday, November 9, 2020

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. Joe was frantically mumbling to the 911 operator.
    - frantically modifies was mumbling

2. The message was secretly hidden in the cushion.
    - secretly modifies was hidden

3. The room was decorated beautifully for the wedding.
    - beautifully modifies was decorated

4. The spy readily accepted the new assignment.
    - readily modifies accepted

5. He was carefully disguised but captured quickly by police.
    - carefully modifies was disguised  
    - quickly modifies was captured 
    (was is a helping verb to both main verbs)
 
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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