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AdverbAn adverb is a word that describes an action, telling "how," "when," "where," "how often," or "how much" an action took place. In the phrase "the cat ate hungrily," hungrily is an adverb since it describes how the cat ate. Adverbs often end in ly. Some adverbs are: easily, warmly, quickly, mainly, freely, often, and unfortunately.
There are many types of adverb, those that describe an action's:
Note: Adverbs most commonly modify verbs, but adverbs can also be used to modify adjectives or other adverbs. For example, in the sentence, "She is very tall," very is an adverb that modiflies the adjective tall.
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An adverb is a word that tells "how," "when," "where," or "how much". This pages lists and defines some adverbs in picture dictionary format.
List of Adverbs
A word bank of common adverbs.
Find an Adverb for Each Letter
See if you can think of and write down an adverb (a word that tells "how," "when," "where," or "how much") for each letter of the alphabet. Or go to a sample answer page.
Find an Adverb-Verb Alliteration for Each Letter
See if you can think of and write down an adverb-verb alliteration (for example, accurately adding) for each letter of the alphabet. Or go to a sample answer page.
Find 8 Adverbs Describing Eating
Write eight adverbs describing eating and then use each adverb in a sentence in this printable worksheet.
Circle Adverbs, Underline Verbs
Circle the adverb and underline the verb it describes in the sentences in this printable worksheet. Or go to the answers.
Write Adverbs by Category
Write 5 adverbs for each category. The categories include: How, Where, When, How Often, To What Degree, and How Likely. Or go to sample answers.
Write Adverbs by Category
Write 10 adverbs for each category. The categories include: How, Where, When, How Often, To What Degree, and How Likely. Or go to sample answers.
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