Find the adverbs in the
following sentences, tell what word they modify, and what they tell us.
Remember that adverbs tell us how, when, where, why and modify
the verb. They also can shift in a sentence. Adverbs that tell us how
much modify adjectives or other adverbs. These adverbs must come
before the word they modify.
1. Haven't we often stopped
2. Boyd does his work
faithfully and carefully.
3. My children sometimes
say that I have always been highly critical.
4. Yesterday Jim came by
once or twice.
5. The baby lay there very
safely in the crib.
6. Today the dog seemed
1. n't (when/how), often (when),
here, (where), before, (when). They all modify the verb have stopped.
2. faithfully (how),
carefully (how). They both modify the verb does.
3. sometimes (when), always
(when), highly (how much). Sometimes modifies the verb say.
Always modifies the verb have been. Highly
modifies the adjective critical.
4. yesterday (when), by, (where),
once (when), twice (when). They all modify the verb came.
5. there (where), very (how
much), safely (how). There and safely modify the verb
lay. Very modifies the adverb safely.
6. today (when), rather (how
much). Today modifies the verb seemed. Rather
modifies the adjective restless.