Adverbs Telling How

 


 

 
Adverbs can be used to tell how an action takes place.
How the action takes place effects the meaning of a sentence.
Most adverbs that tell how an action takes place end in ly.
The ly is added to an adjective (describing word).
 

I bet you're asking yourself...
Why in the world do I have to learn about adverbs?

 

                                               Important Points
We use adverbs in our writing to give the reader more detail.
Added detail means a more interesting sentence.
Adding an adverb effects the meaning of a sentence.

Which sentence would you prefer?

The alien ate my lunch and flew home.
OR
The alien ate my lunch quickly and flew home.

I'd prefer knowing that since the alien ate
my lunch quickly, hopefully he'd fly home quickly!

 
 

 

Here are just a few adverbs that can be used in
your writing to show how an action takes place.
What an easy way to add detail to your writing!

 

quickly nicely quietly
softly kindly happily
loudly easily suddenly
hastily angrily lazily

 

     Take it from me. Remember to use adverbs
when you write a sentence. Using adverbs will give the reader more detail. Added detail means more interesting sentences and greater meaning!

 

Click on the earth to learn
about adverbs telling WHERE.

Click on the planet to learn
about adverbs telling WHEN.

 

Click on the star to complete a practice page.

 

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