Daily Grammar

Lesson 63

Parts of Speech - Adverbs

Adverbs are words that modify (1) verbsVerbs show action or state of being. Most verbs are action words, but a few verbs indicate state of being or existence.
Source: Lesson 1
, (2) adjectivesAdjectives modify or affect the meaning of nouns and pronouns and tell us which, whose, what kind, and how many about the nouns or pronouns they modify.
Source: Lesson 31
, 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. Adverbs that tell us how much modify adjectives or other adverbs. 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)

 
 
 

Instructions: These sentences have adverbs that modify the verb and tell us where. Find these adverbs and tell what they modify.

1. The fighter moved forward to meet his opponent.

The fighter moved forward to meet his opponent.
  - forward modifies moved

2. There went the boy for some fun.

There went the boy for some fun.
  - There modifies went

3. Sit here in this comfortable chair.

Sit here in this comfortable chair.
  - here modifies Sit

4. We are playing outside.

We are playing outside.
  - outside modifies are playing

5. Where have you been?

Where have you been?
  - Where modifies have been

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