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;
- I ran + quickly + to meet the train. How? Quickly
- Peter fell of his bike + yesterday. When? Yesterday
- You can wash the plates + now. When? Now
- It rained + heavily . How? Heavily
- 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
- Write a sentence to answer each question. Use adverbs.
- How do you eat breakfast?
- When can you come out to play?
- Where do you catch the bus?
- How do you tidy your room?
- When will you do your homework?
Fill the blank spaces with appropriate adverbs.
- Lara arrived late. Lara arrived later Lara arrived the latest
- She ran fast. She ran ____________ She ran the _______________
- We tried hard. We tried ___________ We tried the ______________
- They were close. They were __________ They were the _____________
- She ate early. She ate _____________ She ate the ________________
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.”
- When did the man arrive?
- What did the man have in his car?
- What did the man want to find?
- What did the children do?
- What did the principal do?
- What was in the boxes?
- Do the pupils like new book? Why? / Why not?
- Do you like new books? Why? / Why not?
- Where did the man want to go next?
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