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ADVERB

Adverbs are words used to describe or modify verbs.


Adverbs give more information about a verb.

He's working quickly. He's working hard.

He's working carefully. He's working fast. "Quickly, carefully, slowly, hard,
fast, hurriedly" are all adverbs.

He's working slowly. He's working hurriedly.

Frank worked more yesterday . (WHEN)

Steve works here . (WHERE) Adverbs give information about the


time, place and manner of the action.

They work well together. (HOW)

ADJECTIVE ADVERB ADJECTIVE ADVERB

new newly Quick quickly Most adverbs have -ly at the end.

happy happily Careful carefully

Quickly, he finished his work.

He quickly finished his work. Adverbs have many possible


positions within a sentence.

He finished his work quickly.

Frank works more quickly than Steve.

Steve works more carefully than Frank. Adverbs can be used


to compare actions.
Which worker works more efficiently?

Paul is a very good worker.

Sandy is frequently busy. Adverbs can be used


to modify adjectives.

Our teacher is always patient with us.

Paul went to the store, then he went to the post office. Adverbs can be used to
I should have studied; instead, I went to a movie. join two clauses together.

I have no money; I'd go with you otherwise. These adverbs are called
I think, therefore I am. conjunctive adverbs.

Some of the most common conjunctive adverbs are:


also, consequently, finally, furthermore, hence, however, incidentally, indeed, instead,
likewise, meanwhile, nevertheless, next, nonetheless, otherwise, still, then, therefore, thus
Find the adjective in the first sentence and fill the gap with the adverb.

1. Joanne is happy. She smiles ____________ .


2. The boy is loud. He shouts _____________.
3. Her English is fluent. She speaks English _______________.
4. Our mum was angry. She spoke to us ______________ .
5. My neighbour is a careless driver. He drives ________________.
6. The painter is awful. He paints ______________.
7. Jim is a wonderful piano player. He plays the piano _______________.
8. This girl is very quiet. She often sneaks out of the house ________________.
9. She is a good dancer. She dances really _______.
10. This exercise is simple. You ____________ have to put one word in each space.
Find the adjective in the first sentence and fill the gap with the adverb.

1. Joanne is happy. She smiles happily .


2. The boy is loud. He shouts loudly.
3. Her English is fluent. She speaks English fluently.
4. Our mum was angry. She spoke to us angrily .
5. My neighbour is a careless driver. He drives carelessly.
6. The painter is awful. He paints awfully.
7. Jim is a wonderful piano player. He plays the piano wonderfully.
8. This girl is very quiet. She often sneaks out of the house quietly.
9. She is a good dancer. She dances really well .
10. This exercise is simple. You simply have to put one word in each space.