Thursday, May 29, 2014


In class, we were working on adverbs. Instead of doing a boring old worksheet, I decided to make a post about adverbs. The definition of an adverb is:

  1. a word or phrase that modifies or qualifies an adjective, verb, or other adverb or a word group, expressing a relation of place, time, circumstance, manner, cause, degree, etc.

Now that you all know what an adverb is, here are some examples: 

1. Before Rocky's bath, her dad will help her brush Rocky gently

2. Then Heather has to wash Rocky efficiently until he's squeaky clean!

3. After Rocky's bath, Heather will have to wait patiently for Rocky to dry.

4. A few minutes past quickly, and Rocky is now dry.

5. Now, Heather and her family thoughtfully takes Rocky to the park.

6. Heather throws Rocky's ball sloppily for Rocky to chase.

7. Rocky chases after the ball wearily.

As you may have concluded in the examples, most adverbs end in -ly. All of the red words, the adverbs, end in -ly. There are other ones that tell when or where. Here are some examples of the adverbs that tell when or where:

8. Heather guesses that Rocky will be energetic tomorrow

 9. Tomorrow, Rocky will wake up excitedly

10. He barks loudly until Heather comes to see what all the commotion is about. 

11. Heather doesn't know what is going on at first, but Rocky  barks endlessly!

12. Rocky's leash drops on the floor softly and Rocky grabs it with his teeth, begging. 

13. Heather sympathetically guesses that he wants a walk and clips it on his collar. 

14. Heather and Rocky go outside and take a walk happily together!

These are all of the ways we learned so far, and I'm pretty sure that there are more types of adverbs. Again, we only learned these, so if you know another way, and you don't see it on here, that is why. 

I hope this post helped you!

Do you have any sentences that have adverbs?

If so, which type is it, the yellow highlighted numbers or the blue highlighted numbers?

Which adverb do you like the best?

Did you notice that my sentience make a short story?

If so, can you make one?

1 comment:

  1. Dear Heather,

    This is a cleverly written post! I like how Keira published this idea yesterday. Soon all the students will completely understand adverbs. I wait patiently for that grammar knowledge to be mastered.

    Mrs. Y♥llis