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Adverbs for Beginners

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Adverbs modify (change) a verb, an adjective, or another adverb.

An adverb tells us more about a verb in a sentence.
Peter runs fast.
They listened carefully to the speech.
I usually go out on Saturdays.
She spoke well.

An adverb can describe an adjective in a sentence..
The day was very surprising.
The cake was really tasty.
The film was absolutely amazing.

An adverb can modify another adverb in a sentence.
He spoke extremely well.
Peter runs amazingly fast.
Sarah organized the conference very professionally.

Most adverbs are formed by adding 'ly' to an adjective.
Slow               slowly
Quick              quickly
Amazing        amazingly
Clear              clearly

Adjectives that end in 'y' are changed by turning the 'y' to 'i' and adding 'ly'.
Happy             happily
Easy               easily

Lesson by Tristan, teacher at EC Malta

Now choose the correct word for the following:

  • 1. I spoke to them _ about the plan.



  • 2.Sarah ran _ into the room.



  • 3. We completed the task _ .



  • 4. The coffee was _ hot.



  • 5. The car was very _ .



  • 6. He is a _ boy.



  • 7. He did that _ well.