Using Adverbs That Modify Verbs

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Transcript Using Adverbs That Modify Verbs

Adverbs
Modifying Verbs, Adjectives, and
other Adverbs
Using Adverbs That Modify
Verbs
-Answers: Where? When? In what way? To what
extent?
WHERE?
Push upward
Fell there
travels everywhere
go outside
WHEN?
arrived yesterday
comes daily
swims often
exhibits yearly
IN WHAT WAY?
works carefully
speaks well
chews noisily
acted willingly
TO WHAT EXTENT?
hardly ate
really surprised
almost cried
partly finished
PRACTICE!!!
-Decide which question each underlined adverb
answers.
Where? When? In what way? To what extent?
One of California’s main attractions is the
coastline, which stretches continuously along
the western border of the state.
Some people enjoy watching the gray whales
as these whales migrate yearly to the California
coast.
Others intently view the tide pools for hours at a
time.
The ocean life seems to disappear as the water
rushes in and out.
Using Adverbs That Modify
Adjectives
-Answers: To what extent?
Very upset
Extremely tall
Definitely wrong
Not hungry
PRACTICE!!!
-Circle the adverb. Underline the adjective it
modifies.
California’s central valley has soil abundantly rich in
nutrients.
 The state’s warm weather allows for an unusually
long growing season.
 Farmers are able to grow many different kinds of
fruits and vegetables.
 The broccoli and spinach that are grown in California
are dark green and nutritious.
 Grapes and peaches are extremely sweet fruits that
many people enjoy.
 Plums and apricots are small fruits, but they have
unusually large seeds.
Using Adverbs That Modify
Other Adverbs
- Answers: To what extent?
moved very quickly
Not completely wrong
climbed almost over
Only just recognizable
PRACTICE!!!
-Circle the adverb. Underline the adverb it modifies.
♥ Many animals have adapted quite successfully to life
in the California desert.
♥ The grizzly bear almost entirely disappeared from
the state in the 1920’s.
♥ Cougars and bobcats too greatly populate the
foothills and woodlands.
♥ They often prey on herds of deer and other small
animals.
♥ The mountain lion population has only slightly
increased over the past twenty years.
♥ Reptiles slither rather silently through the
underbrush.
Finding Adverbs in
Sentences
Location
Example
At the Beginning of a Sentence
Silently, she approached the ocean.
At the End of a Sentence
She approached the ocean silently.
Before a Verb
She silently approached the ocean.
After a Verb
She tiptoed silently into the ocean.
Between Parts of a Verb Phrase
She had silently entered the ocean.
Before an Adjective
Her father was always quiet.
Before Another Adverb
Her father spoke rather quietly.
PRACTICE!!!
-Underline the adverb. Then, draw arrows
pointing from the adverbs to the words they
modify.
☺Trees have been effectively used for many
things.
☺Loggers carefully cut down the necessary
trees.
☺Often, the trees are taken to a sawmill.
☺The trees are made into lumber there.
☺This lumber is sometimes used to build
homes.
Adverb or Adjective??
Adverb Modifying Verb:
 Lumberjacks work hard.
 He telephoned her very
early that morning.
Adjective Modifying Noun:
 Lumberjacks enjoy hard
work.
 She was awakened by the
early call.
Adjectives with –ly
Endings:
 Most words ending in –ly
are adverbs, but some are
not
 Several adjectives also
end in –ly. These
adjectives are formed by
adding –ly to nouns.
A kingly feast.
A friendly person.
PRACTICE!
Adverb or Adjective?
Some fruit trees bloom earlier than others.
Usually, the blossoms don’t last long.
Sharing the fruit from one’s trees is a
neighborly gesture.
The Japanese maple is slow to shed its
leaves.
Its branches spread wide, shading a large
area.
Another tree with wide branches is the elm.
The seeds of many trees are carried far
away by winds.