Adverbs describe a verb, adjective or another adverb. They tell how and when. (Hint: Almost all words that end in -ly are adverbs)
Here are a few adverbs: rarely, soon, very, too, never, practically, nearly, always, clearly, almost, honestly, slowly, closely
Here's some sentences to help you better understand where an adverb is used: (the adverbs are highlighted)
1. John wrote his name clearly on his test.
- ("clearly" describes the verb "wrote"; how did John write his name?------CLEARLY)
2. The dog quickly ate all of the cake.
- ("quickly" describes the verb "ate"; how did the dog eat the cake?------QUICKLY)
3. After the game, coach was too angry to talk.
- ("too" describes the adjective "angry"; how angry was the coach?------TOO angry)
4. Jamie never told a lie.
- ("never" describes the verb "told"; when did Jamie lie?------NEVER)
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