Use of Adverbs in sentences

Hello. Welcome to class. In this class, you will learn how to correctly use adverbs.


Correct Use of Adverbs in Short Sentences.

Adverb tells us more about how, when and where an action happens

Let us see how to use adverbs correctly.

How               Tola carried the baby carefully

When             Chika eats rice everyday

Where           I put the flowers outside

So, you use adverbs in your sentence to tell someone how, when and where an event happened.

For instance, you want to tell your cousin how you washed your school uniform last weekend.

You would have just said I washed my uniform but you can give little detail about how you washed your cloth.

So, you will say; I washed my school uniform neatly last weekend.

You have given her details.

Let us take more examples;

  1. I ran + quickly + to meet the train.     How? Quickly
  2. Peter fell of his bike + yesterday.        When? Yesterday
  3. You can wash the plates + now.         When? Now
  4. It rained + heavily .                             How? Heavily
  5. She went + inside her office.              Where? Inside

It therefore means that Adverbs are used to answer the question where, when and how.

They can also describe the difference between two actions. They are comparative adverbs.

Fast + er = faster

She walks fast                                              she walks faster

Loud + er = Louder

Alfred talked loud                                     Alfred talked louder than you

Adverbs can describe the difference between more than two actions. They are superlative adverbs.

Fast                             Faster                                    Fastest

She walks fast

She walks faster

She walks the fastest


Hard                           Harder                                   Hardest

He works hard

He works harder

He works the hardest


  1. Write a sentence to answer each question. Use adverbs.
  2. How do you eat breakfast?
  3. When can you come out to play?
  4. Where do you catch the bus?
  5. How do you tidy your room?
  6. When will you do your homework?


Fill the blank spaces with appropriate adverbs.

  1. Lara arrived late. Lara arrived later         Lara arrived the latest
  2. She ran fast. She ran ____________         She ran the _______________
  3. We tried hard. We tried ___________         We tried the ______________
  4. They were close. They were __________       They were the _____________
  5. She ate early. She ate _____________      She ate the ________________



A Visitor

It was playtime. A car stopped outside the school. A man got out of the car. He had a big box. He talked to the guard. “excuse me, can you help me? How do I find the principal’s office?”

“It is this way, Sir. Go across the playground. When you get to the corner of that building, go ahead. The principal’s office is the third door on the left.”

The man had more boxes in his car. The guard and the children helped the man. They carried the boxes to the principal’s office.

The principal opened the boxes. They were full of books. The children were happy to have new books.

The man talked to the guard again. “Excuse me, can you help me again? How do I find the market, please?”

“Yes, Sir. I can help you. Go out of the school. Turn right. Go ahead. Take the first road on the left. It is on the right.”


  1. When did the man arrive?
  2. What did the man have in his car?
  3. What did the man want to find?
  4. What did the children do?
  5. What did the principal do?
  6. What was in the boxes?
  7. Do the pupils like new book? Why? / Why not?
  8. Do you like new books? Why? / Why not?
  9. Where did the man want to go next?

Good bye and see you in the next lesson.

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