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Adverbs

Adverbs are words that modify or describe other words. They can modify verbs, as in, "He speaks softly." Or they can modify adjectives, as in, "This room is quite large." Or they can even modify other adverbs, as in, "He walked very slowly."

You can turn many adjectives into adverbs by adding -ly to the end, as in quietly, quickly, slowly, or gladly. But be careful! This isn't true 100% of the time. For example, this doesn't work for adjectives that already end in -y, such as happy. The adverbial form of happy is happily.

Adverbs can come at the beginning, middle, or end of a sentence. You can say, "Quickly, she ran down the street," or, "She ran quickly down the street," or, "She ran down the street quickly." However, you should never put an adverb between a verb and its object. You can say, "I hungrily ate an apple," but not, "I ate hungrily an apple."

Adverbs Grammar Quiz

  1. The kids ran down the street.

  2. She walked down the hallway.

  3. Usain Bolt runs very, very .

  4. Spaghetti tastes delicious.

  5. Miles Davis played the trumpet .

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rawady

rawady

Yemen

thank you so much

04:41 PM Oct 15 2012 |

Learner of Life

Indonesia

“you should never put an adverb between a verb and its object.”


thank you…


When I took TOEFL test, there was some questions related to this.

05:59 AM Sep 14 2012 |

saowanee muiprom

Thailand

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06:55 AM Aug 07 2012 |

Heer Qureshi

Pakistan

I enjoyed my brother’s engagement very gladely. 

06:09 PM Aug 03 2012 |

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insaf95

Morocco

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10:58 AM May 17 2012 |

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Yemen

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makin02

Algeria

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12:14 PM May 03 2012 |

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Yemen

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02:03 PM Apr 12 2012 |