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Adverbs and Adjectives

Parts of Speech

Adjectives
Adjectives describe or modify nouns. Noun = shoes His shoes are red. There are three shoes. The shoes are shiny.

Adverbs
Adverbs describe or modify verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs. He ran quickly. He ran very quickly. She is really busy. She is not worried.

More About Adverbs


Adjectives can usually be made into adverbs by adding ly to the end. Quick => Quickly Beautiful => Beautifully Sneaky => Sneakily Expensive => Expensively

Irregular Adverbs
adjective => adverb good => well fast => fast hard => hard little => little Other Irregular Adverbs: very, much, not.

Practice
1. Write each sentence. 2. Underline the adjectives. 3. Circle the adverbs.

1
The mean teacher angrily called parents.

2
The bitter student did not care.

3
The very sleepy student took a quick nap.

4
The old dog could barely wag his tail.

5
Six sacks were secretly stacked with sticks.

Answers
1. 2. 3. 4. 1. The mean teacher angrily called parents. The bitter student did not care. The very sleepy student took a quick nap. The old dog could barely wag his tail. Six sacks were secretly stacked with sticks.