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Adverb 2 – An adverb adds to either the verb, adjective or another adverb

This now covers all the ways to find an adverb in a sentence including those that do not end in 'ly'. But you do first have to search a sentence and ask 'what is the noun, verb and, if there is one, the adjective?'


the adverb adds to the verb, adds to the adjective and adds t the adverb:

An adverb is a word that modifies (describes) a verb, an adjective or an adverb.

Adverb modifies verb:

He sings loudly.

He = Pronoun   Sings = Verb  Loudly = Adverb 

(Loudly modifies sing)

I rode a bus here.

I = Pronoun  Rode = Verb  A = Article  Bus = Noun  Here = Adverb

(Here modifies rode)

I looked everywhere.

I = Pronoun  Looked = Verb  Everywhere = Adverb

(everywhere modifies looked)

Adverb modifies adjective:

I am extremely impressed.

I = Pronoun  Am = Verb  Extremely = Adverb  Impressed = Adjective

(extremely modifies impressed)

Paula was almost finished.

Paula = Noun  Was = Verb  Almost = Adverb  Finished = Adjective

(Almost modifies finished)

The water is hot enough.

The = Article  Water - Noun  Is = Verb  Hot = Adjective  Enough = Adverb

(Enough modifies hot)

Adverb modifies adverb:

He Finished his homework very quickly.

He = Pronoun  Finished = Verb  His = Pronoun  Homework = Noun  Very = Adverb  Quickly = Adverb

(Very modifies quickly)

My dog can run unusually quickly.

My = Pronoun  Dog = Noun  Can = Verb  Run = Verb  Unusually = Adverb  Quickly = Adverb

(Unusually modifies quickly)

The restaurant is almost fully booked.

 The = Article  Restaurant = Noun  Is = Verb  Almost = Adverb  Fully = Adverb  Booked = Verb

(Almost modifies fully)

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