Learning About Adverbs - Words That Describe Verbs
An adverb is a word that modifies or describes a verb, an adjective, or another adverb. Adverbs generally answer one of four questions: how, when, where, or to
Adding the suffix -ly to an adjective commonly turns the word into an adverb.
Examples: He ran fast. (how)
He responded immediately. (when)
He put it there. (where)
He became extremely happy. (to what extent, modifies adjective)
- An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or another adverb. Describes a Verb
Answers one of three questions: how? when? or where?
- The ballerina dances gracefully. (How does she dance? Gracefully.)
- The ballerina dances anywhere. (Where does she dance? Anywhere.)
- The ballerina dances daily. (When does she dance? Daily.) Usually answers the question how?
- My dad is extremely tall. (How tall? Extremely
- Describes another Adverb. Usually answers the questions how?
- My dog ran exceedingly quickly. (How quickly? Exceedingly quickly.)