Saturday, April 3, 2021

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

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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. The pancakes are almost ready.
- almost modifies ready

2. The student answered the teacher nervously but clearly.
- nervously and clearly modify answered

3. The tour will leave early today.
- early and today modify will leave

4. I am still unusually tired by afternoon.
- still modifies am
- unusually modifies tired

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

6. Yesterday our fullback fumbled twice in the game.
- Yesterday and twice modify fumbled

7. Why couldn't you blow out your candles?
- Why, n't, and out modify could blow

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

9. Haven't you ridden your new motor bike yet?
- n't and yet modify have ridden

10. Your essay was written very neatly and legibly.
- neatly and legibly modify was written
- very modifies neatly (possibly legibly also)



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Friday, April 2, 2021

Lesson 165 - Parts of the Sentence - 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. 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 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. This suitcase weighs a ton.
- ton modifies weighs

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

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

4. He is a rather bashful person.
- rather modifies bashful

5. Every afternoon the baby cries very forcefully for food.
- afternoon and forcefully modify cries 
- very modifies forcefully



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Thursday, April 1, 2021

Lesson 164 - Parts of the Sentence - 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. 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 Jim came home.
- Yesterday and home modify came

2. Tomorrow I will walk a mile.
- Tomorrow and mile modify will walk

3. The boulder landed three feet from me.
- feet modifies landed

4. Will works mornings and nights.
- mornings and nights modify works

5. This package cost five dollars.
- dollars modifies cost



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Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Lesson 163 - Parts of the Sentence - 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. 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. The announcer should speak less loudly.
- less modifies loudly

2. You should do much better.
- much modifies better

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

4. Very slowly the car started down the hill.
- very modifies slowly

5. The contestant answered the question rather uncertainly.
- rather modifies uncertainly


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Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Lesson 162 - Parts of the Sentence - 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. 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. An unusually intelligent group attended the lecture.
- unusually modifies intelligent

2. My wife has an exceptionally keen mind.
- exceptionally modifies keen

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

4. The bus to Trax was very late.
- very modifies late

5. The train car was completely full.
- completely modifies full



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Monday, March 29, 2021

Lesson 161 - Parts of the Sentence - 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. 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. Did you ever return the video?
- ever modifies did return

2. He did not answer but just looked up sadly.
- not modifies did answer 
- just, up, and sadly modify looked

3. Now I surely know the answer.
- now and surely modify know

4. He completely forgot about the video.
- completely modifies forgot

5. Lanie already returned it for you.
- already modifies returned


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