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A dverb Identification
 
Lesson 1-35
Prompt:Adverbs are words that give added meaning to verbs and sometimes to other adverbs and adjectives. Adverbs usually follow the verb they modify; however, they may be found before the verb or within the verb phrase. Adverbs tell ... where ... when ... why ... how ... the action of the verb takes place.
Example:Note the adverbs underlined in the following: 1) "The team plays hard" ("hard" tells how the team plays). 2) "The team quickly scored" ("quickly" tells when the team scored).
Directions:Below are listed many common verb patterns with an adverb modifier. Click to select the adverb in each word group.
1.Ran slowly ... eats often ... eat soon ...
2.Spoke harshly ... looked everywhere ... plays well ...
3.Running breathlessly ... running fast ... was descending slowly ...
4.Seriously considered ... wrongly accused ... arrived promptly ...
5.Was never chosen ... Was always chosen ... Will not be chosen ...
6.Ran afterward ... quickly turned ... eagerly awaited ...
7.Slowly turned ... concentrating carefully ... ran faster ...
8.Ran fastest ... flew higher ... flew highest ...
9.Descend lower ... climb higher ... leave sooner ...
10.Shall not speak ... will only buy ... shall ever be ...
11.Decided quickly ... will often leave ... was running forever ...
12.Moved forward ... slipped backward ... hereafter listed ...
13.Once chosen ... submitted herewith ... find herein ...
14.Were therefore denied ... consequently denied ... sing along ...
15.Are nevertheless going ... shall arrive afterward ... shall arrive too ...
16.Will carefully read ... should always throw ... go also ...
17.Does not know ... shall go too ... has often scolded ...
18.Delicately written ... approved unanimously ... was forever known ...
19.Was always intended ... should never have been ... surprisingly forgotten ...
20.Were nearly hit ... are coming soon ... are nearly completed ...