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A dverbs Modifying Adjectives
 
Lesson 1-54
Prompt:Earlier in our study, we found that adverbs modify verbs. In some instances, adverbs may also modify adjectives by increasing the meaning of the adjective.
Example:In the sentence: "The oil paintings are very good," the adverb "very" increases and intensifies the meaning of the adjective "good." How good are the paintings? Very good!
Directions:Within each sentence below, there is an adverb modifying an adjective. Click to select the adverb that modifies an adjective in each sentence. Please also note where the adverb is usually found in relationship to the adjective it modifies.
1.The class became very quiet.
2.The student is extremely bright.
3.When she is good, she is very good.
4.Our teacher is usually happy.
5.The dinner was exceedingly delicious.
6.Dressed for the prom, she looked ravishingly beautiful.
7.The stereo sounded softly mellow.
8.The student is often late.
9.John felt desperately sad.
10.The senseless act seems terribly despicable.
11.The passenger was becoming dangerously irrational.
12.The audience remained breathlessly quiet.
13.The children were exceedingly exceptional.
14.The boy grew dramatically tall.
15.The baking turkey smelled deliciously good.
16.The colors appeared brilliantly bright.
17.Please keep looking your very best.
18.The couple was joyously happy.
19.The exercise was exceedingly long.
20.Adverbs are very predictable when they modify adjectives.