Adverb identification: Activity 1

Which words do you think are adverbs? Remember the following clues:

  • Adverbs can describe a verb, adjective, clause, or other adverb.
  • Some adverbs can take an -er suffix to mean more, or an -est suffix to mean most.
  • Can you add -s and say two ___s? Adverbs cannot be plural!
  • Can you show tense for example with an -ed suffix? Adverbs cannot show tense!
  • Adverbs cannot occur after a form of be in predicative position (for example *the shoe is quickly).
ADVERBS
?
NOT ADVERBS
more
far
particularly
soon
recently
very
closely
least
faster
later
mostly
in
the
round
and
we
cats
walked

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