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True or False.

Adverbs are primarily used to modify verbs. They can also be used to describe adjectives and other adverbs.
True.
Examples of Adverbs.
shyly, also, favorable, really, quite, badly, truly, agilely, wholly, duly, usually, simply
Find the Adverb.

He eats raisin bran daily.
daily
Find the adverb.

"I'm free after the conference," she said coyly.
coyly
True or False.

Adverbs can also modify adjectives and other adverbs.
True.
Find the adverb and adjective:

He is very tall.
Very = adverb
tall = adjective
Find the adverb and adjective:

You are quite correct.
Quite = adverb
correct = adjective
Find the adverb and adjective:

The employee you hired is wholly inadequate to the task.
wholly = adverb
inadequate = adjective
Find the verb and adverb:

The contestant danced quite awkwardly.
danced = verb
awkwardly = adverb
True or False:

Adverbs can modify verbs, adjectives, or nouns.
False.

Adverbs can modify verbs, nouns or other adverbs - NOT NOUNS!

Use adjectives to modify nouns.
Correct or Incorrect:

The company needs to move quick if it is to launch its new product before the holiday shopping season.
Incorrect.

"Quick" should be "Quickly"
Determine whether the sentence has an error and circle Correct/Incorrect. If the sentence is correct, circle all adverbs and draw an arrow from each adverb to the verb it modifies.

The new vendor did the job quite quick.
Incorrect.

"Quick" should be "Quickly"
Determine whether the sentence has an error and circle Correct/Incorrect. If the sentence is correct, circle all adverbs and draw an arrow from each adverb to the verb it modifies.

I promise you that I can do the job well and fast.
Correct.

Adverbs = well, fast

Both adverbs modify the verb "do"
Determine whether the sentence has an error and circle Correct/Incorrect. If the sentence is correct, circle all adverbs and draw an arrow from each adverb to the verb it modifies.

He woke up early and cheerfully did the dishes.
Correct.

Adverbs = early, cheerfully

Early modifies woke.
Cheerfully modifies did.
Determine whether the sentence has an error and circle Correct/Incorrect. If the sentence is correct, circle all adverbs and draw an arrow from each adverb to the verb it modifies.

The performer danced lively, delighting the children.
Incorrect.

Lively is an adjective, not an adverb.

In place of lively you can use the phrase "in a lively manner" or another word such as "spiritedly, or enthusiastically"
Determine whether the sentence has an error and circle Correct/Incorrect. If the sentence is correct, circle all adverbs and draw an arrow from each adverb to the verb it modifies.

I feel bad for doing the job so badly.
Correct.

Adverb = badly
Bad modifies the subject "I", and joined with the linking verb "feel"
Badly is an adverb modifying "doing"
True or False.

An adverb has to "touch" (be placed next to" the verb it is modifying.
False.

As long as it is clear what verb an adverb is modifying, an adverb does not have to touch the verb.