|Adverbs describe verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs. They describe how, how often, where, when, and to what degree something happens. |
Adverbs often end in "ly"
Trains move quickly through the subway.
("Quickly" describes how the train moves. "Move" is a verb.)
The turtle is crawling through the grass very slowly.
("Slowly" describes how the turtle crawls. "Crawl" is a verb.)
He’s usually late to work.
("Usually" is an adverb of frequency that describes an adjective–"late.")
He rarely buys things that are not on sale. He likes to save money.
("Rarely" is an adverb of frequency that describes the verb "buy.")
The water is very hot.
("Very" is an adverb that describes the adjective "hot.")
The water is too hot.
(very, too, really, so, extremely, etc. are adverbs that describe adjectives.)
She’s entering the hot tub very carefully.
("Very" is an adverb that describes another adverb "carefully." The word "carefully" describes the verb, "enter.")
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Here’s an exercise for you to try:
1. Convert the ajective to an adverb.
2. Convert a noun to a verb.
Example: He is a quick worker. (quick quickly)
He works quickly. (worker works)
Now you try it. Each answer will consist of three words. Use the present tense.
1. She is a slow walker.
2. He is a careful driver.
3. They are graceful dancers.
4. She is a good speaker.
5. He is a frequent visitor.
The answers are below.
1. She walks slowly.
2. He drives carefully.
3. They dance gracefully.
4. She speaks well.
5. He visits frequently.