These printable adverb worksheets on this page give children a brief introduction to using adverbs.
Also, I think that, when teaching adverbs, showing their use on a diagram in position related to the verb is a huge help. If children "see the picture" in a diagram, they remember what adverbs to more easily. To see our diagramming worksheets jump down this page to our diagramming and Grammar definition links here.
This page has worksheets that introduce adverbs, adverb phrases, and adverb clauses. One set is in manuscript and the other is in cursive writing.
Adverbs – An adverb is a word that expresses a quality of a verb, it modifies a verb, an adjective, a participle, or another adverb and many are formed by adding the suffix ending –ly and can be a pronoun (his), phrase, clause, or many other words that are otherwise used as other English parts of speech especially adjectives. (This is why they can be tricky for children to learn!)
According to the definition of an adverb there are five classes of adverbs in a list of adverbs: time, place, cause, manner, and degree.
Before using our adverb worksheets teach the children to answer these questions and also show that the base word in adverb is verb. The adverb usually points to a verb.
Show that it can also point to an adjective. Show them the association that both words have the same prefix: ad-.
An adverbial phrase is a group of words used to modify a verb, an adjective, another adverb, or a participle.
A conjunctive adverb is a word that joins two propositions one of which is used adverbially (to modify a verb, an adjective, a participle, or another adverb).
(I shall finish when it arrives.)
Also, "when it arrives" is an adverb clause.
These three adverbs are compared by adding –er, -est to the positive form, or simple form:
Adverbs that are formed by adding –ly are usually compared by adding more and most, less and least before the positive form:
Some are compared irregularly:
Good is an adjective and well is an adverb; both positives form their comparative and superlative with better and best:
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