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ADVERBS

English Language

ADVERBS OF CAUSE AND REASON

Adverbs of Reasons and Adverbs of cause Adverbs of Reasons = Adverbs of Cause: These adverbs express the reason for or a purpose of an action. Examples: Krishna was hence neglected by the teachers. She thus opened the door applying little visible force. He, therefore, does not want to talk to me. The teacher is ill and therefore is unable to come to school. ASSIGNMENT Write out five sentences and identify the adverb of reason   See also DESCRIPTIVE ESSAY IDIOMATIC EXPRESSION ARGUMENTATIVE ESSAY ADVERBS OF MANNER CONSONANT SOUNDS

English Language

ADJECTIVES AND ADVERBS

Adjectives: -ed or -ing? English contains numerous -ed or -ing adjective pairs derived from verbs. To avoid mixing these up,remember that the -ed adjectives are used to describe how you feel, and the -ing adjectives are used for what it is that makes you feel that way. Here are some examples: I feel tired . – Working in the garden all day is very tiring . I am bored . – This grammar lesson is boring . She was disappointed . – Her math test score was disappointing . I’m interested in Ancient Egypt. – I think Ancient Egypt is interesting . He was shocked . – He found your behaviour shocking . I’m very confused by this film. – This film is very confusing . Adjective or adverb? In English most (but not all) adverbs have a different form (spelling) than their corresponding adjective. It is important, therefore, that… Read More »ADJECTIVES AND ADVERBS

English Language

Adverbs of Frequency

What are adverbs of frequency? Adverbs that change or qualify the meaning of a sentence by telling us how often or how frequently something happens are defined as adverbs of frequency. An adverb of frequency is exactly what it sounds like – an adverb of time. Adverbs of frequency always describe how often something occurs, either in definite or indefinite terms. An adverb that describes definite frequency is one such as weekly, daily, or yearly. An adverb describing indefinite frequency doesn’t specify an exact time frame; examples are sometimes, often, and rarely. Adverbs of Frequency Rules These simple rules for adverbs of frequency will help you to use them correctly: Always use adverbs of frequency to discuss how often something happens. Adverbs of frequency are often used to indicate routine or repeated activities, so they are often used with the present simple tense. If a sentence has only one verb… Read More »Adverbs of Frequency

English Language

Adverbs

An adverb is a word that describes or gives more information about a verb, an adjectiv another adverb, or even the entire sentence. Adverbs usually answer the following questions: Where? Home. (“I went home.”) When? Yesterday. (“We met yesterday.”) How? Slowly. (“The turtle moves slowly .”) How often? Sometimes. (“Sometimes it stops responding.”) How long? Temporarily. (“She is staying with us temporarily.”) How likely? Surely. (“Our team will surely win!”) To what degree? Very . (“She was very pleased.”) An adverb can describe a verb: She runs quickly. An adverb can describe an adjective: She is so beautiful. An adverb can describe another adverb: She smokes very rarely. An adverb can describe an entire sentence: Naturally, you don’t have to come. The word “adverb” comes for the Latin ad- (in addition) and verbum (word). In many cases (but not always!) adverbs have the following form:   Adjective + “-ly” Examples:… Read More »Adverbs

English Language

ADVERBS

What is an Adverb? An adverb is a word that is used to modify (to tell more about) a verb, an adjective, and another adverb.   TYPES OF ADVERB Adverbs of Manner Adverbs of manner are ones that answer the question “how?” These adverbs show how something, such as an action, is done. In a sentence, manner adverbs typically follow the verb, which is a part of speech that represents a state or action, such as “sing.” An example of an adverb of manner used in a sentence is the word “beautifully” in the sentence “he sings beautifully.” More examples are: swiftly, slowly, sluggishly etc.   Adverbs of Time Adverbs of time demonstrate when something, such as an action, happens or is done; these types of adverbs answer the question “when?” An adverb of time is situated by the English speaker or writer at the beginning or the end of… Read More »ADVERBS

English Language (Primary Classes)

ADVERBS

An adverb modifies a verb, an adjective or another adverb. Types of adverbs Adverbs of manner: they denote how an action is being carried out. Examples are boldly, quickly, friendly, happily etc.   Adverbs of time: adverbs of time tell us the time when an action takes place. Examples are- yesterday, tonight, tomorrow, weekend etc.   Adverbs of degree: adverbs of degree answers the question “How?”: for example; the food is too hot.   Adverbs of place The book is on the table. The girl is in the room. This answers the question “Where?”   EXERCISE Underline the adverbs in these sentences: Olu dressed neatly The girl smiles very beautifully Chioma walks quickly to school Amina reads well We go to school everyday The man died last week The boy can play here. The boy writes neatly. Eze is here   See also ANTONYMS SENTENCE BUILDING: MODALS PAST AND PAST… Read More »ADVERBS

English Language

ADVERBS

An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or another adverb. Adverb tells how, when, or where, or to what extent an action happens. Examples: HOW: The man walked quickly. WHEN: It will rain soon. WHERE: We shall meet here at 2 p.m. TO WHAT EXTENT: He is extremely rude. Other Examples: HOW, WHEN, WHERE, TO WHAT EXTENT Happily sometimes underground fully secretly later here extremely together tomorrow there quite carefully now inside very sorrowfully finally far rarely painfully again upstairs fast often downstairs hard once somewhere slowly first forward hurriedly next behind quietly then above Adverbs used to describe verbs Adverbs that describe verbs tell how, when, where and to what extent an action happened. Examples: HOW: John waited patiently for his turn. WHEN: He is now walking into the office. WHERE: He will eat his lunch there. TO WHAT EXTENT: He is very pleased with himself. Adverbs… Read More »ADVERBS

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