Adverbs: Modifying Verbs
Adverbs give information that describes a verb, usually by telling the manner in which the action takes place.
e.g. How did Mrs. Smith go? - She went quickly.
An adverb describes a particular action of the verb to more precisely describe it.
English adverbs typically end in -ly.
A verb may be described by more than one adverb.
The word not can be considered a specific type of adverb which negates the action.

Adverbs modify a verb

The adverbs are highlighted in the following sentences.
He did not catch it.
Mrs. Smith came quickly.
Hint: Adverbs can be located by asking How (verb)?
e.g. How did he catch? How did she come?

Find the adverbs in the following sentences.

First, click on the adverb.
Good job, now click on the verb which it modifies.
Good, now try a different sentence.
Great Job! You have found the adverbs in all the sentences.

They rose greatly on the earth, and all the high mountains under the entire heavens were covered. - Gen. 7:19
Let him turn to the LORD, and he will have mercy on him, and to our God, for he will freely pardon. - Isa. 55:7
Though you used to be slaves to sin you wholeheartedly obeyed the form of teaching to which you were entrusted. - Rom. 6:17
Ahaz rested with his fathers and was buried in the city of Jerusalem, but he was not placed in the tombs of the kings of Israel. 2 Chr. 28:27
Sorry, try again

Use the tabs below, or the menu at the top to navigate through the review.