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Adverbs describe or modify the meaning of verbs or adjectives to make them more specific.
• Fortunately, the outgoing children enjoyed a sunny day at the beach by playing wildly.
Fortunately = adverb
children = noun (plural subject)
outgoing= adjective being used to describe the children
enjoyed = verb (past participle)
sunny = adjective being used to describe the day
playing = verb (progressive)
wildly= adverb to describe how they play
Here is another example:
Phillip sings loudly in the shower; however, he speaks mildly to his coworkers.
Phillip = proper noun
sings = verb
loudly= adverb to describe the verb “sings”
shower = noun
however = conjunctive adverb connecting two ideas
he = pronoun
speaks = verb
mildly = adverb
coworkers = object (plural)
- Select the adverb word group.
- It’s extremely important that you know how to correctly pronounce a word.
- Google a word that you don’t know how to pronounce. Usually, there will be a megaphone next to the Googled word. Click on the megaphone to listen to the word’s correct pronunciation.
- Use Google or a dictionary to learn each adjective word definition.
- Write (2) compound sentences for each of the (3) three listed adverbs.
A compound sentence is (2) two (or more) independent clauses joined by a coordinating conjunction or semicolon.
A. faithful • fancy• fanatical (adjectives)
B. feebly • feverishly• felicitously (adverbs)
C. fascinate • falter • fashion (verbs)
Here is an example of how your answer should be written:
D. This is the adjective word group.
• The faithful, fanatical churchgoer dressed in a fancy ensemble when she attended church. (Simple Sentence)
• The man was sick, but he feebly did sweep the store floor feverishly and felicitously, smiling all the while. (Compound Sentence)
• After the YouTube star did fascinate the watcher about how to sew an outfit, the watcher did not falter when she did fashion a dress out of duct tape. (Complex Sentence)
• When the artist noticed the fashionable outfit, she became a fanatic of that style of clothing and fashioned her own line of clothing to mimic that style. (Compound-Complex Sentence)
Now, it’s time to play the game.
A. pacify • placate• perpetuate
B. presumably • previously • presently
C. pleasant • passionate • partisan
A. backfire • bamboozle • barricade
B. blithely • bluntly • boldly
C. barb • bias • blitz
D. bashful • bodacious • blissful
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