Adverb identification: Activity 2

The feeling of hopelessness she'd experienced earlier that afternoon swept over her again.

Is earlier an adverb?

  • Does it describe a verb, adjective, clause, or other adverb?
  • Can it take an -er suffix to mean more or an -est suffix to mean most?
  • Can it be plural? Can you add -s and say two ___s? Adverbs cannot be plural!
  • Can it show tense with an -ed suffix? Adverbs cannot show tense.
  • Can it occur in predicative position after a form of be, as in the shoe is big? Adverbs cannot occur in predicative position!

The feeling of hopelessness she'd experienced earlier that afternoon swept over her again.

Is hopelessness an adverb?

  • Does it describe a verb, adjective, clause, or other adverb?
  • Can it take an -er suffix to mean more or an -est suffix to mean most?
  • Can it be plural? Can you add -s and say two ___s? Adverbs cannot be plural!
  • Can it show tense with an -ed suffix? Adverbs cannot show tense.
  • Can it occur in predicative position after a form of be, as in the shoe is big? Adverbs cannot occur in predicative position!

'Be quiet', Susan said very loudly.

Is quiet an adverb?

  • Does it describe a verb, adjective, clause, or other adverb?
  • Can it take an -er suffix to mean more or an -est suffix to mean most?
  • Can it be plural? Can you add -s and say two ___s? Adverbs cannot be plural!
  • Can it show tense with an -ed suffix? Adverbs cannot show tense.
  • Can it occur in predicative position after a form of be, as in the shoe is big? Adverbs cannot occur in predicative position!

'Be quiet', Susan said very loudly.

Is placidly an adverb?

  • Does it describe a verb, adjective, clause, or other adverb?
  • Can it take an -er suffix to mean more or an -est suffix to mean most?
  • Can it be plural? Can you add -s and say two ___s? Adverbs cannot be plural!
  • Can it show tense with an -ed suffix? Adverbs cannot show tense.
  • Can it occur in predicative position after a form of be, as in the shoe is big? Adverbs cannot occur in predicative position!

'Be quiet', Susan said very loudly.

Is evenly an adverb?

  • Does it describe a verb, adjective, clause, or other adverb?
  • Can it take an -er suffix to mean more or an -est suffix to mean most?
  • Can it be plural? Can you add -s and say two ___s? Adverbs cannot be plural!
  • Can it show tense with an -ed suffix? Adverbs cannot show tense.
  • Can it occur in predicative position after a form of be, as in the shoe is big? Adverbs cannot occur in predicative position!

She stepped hesitantly across the small landing to the bedroom.

Is hesitantly an adverb?

  • Does it describe a verb, adjective, clause, or other adverb?
  • Can it take an -er suffix to mean more or an -est suffix to mean most?
  • Can it be plural? Can you add -s and say two ___s? Adverbs cannot be plural!
  • Can it show tense with an -ed suffix? Adverbs cannot show tense.
  • Can it occur in predicative position after a form of be, as in the shoe is big? Adverbs cannot occur in predicative position!

She stepped hesitantly across the small landing to the bedroom.

Is across an adverb?

  • Does it describe a verb, adjective, clause, or other adverb?
  • Can it take an -er suffix to mean more or an -est suffix to mean most?
  • Can it be plural? Can you add -s and say two ___s? Adverbs cannot be plural!
  • Can it show tense with an -ed suffix? Adverbs cannot show tense.
  • Can it occur in predicative position after a form of be, as in the shoe is big? Adverbs cannot occur in predicative position!

He arrived much sooner than expected.

Is much an adverb?

  • Does it describe a verb, adjective, clause, or other adverb?
  • Can it take an -er suffix to mean more or an -est suffix to mean most?
  • Can it be plural? Can you add -s and say two ___s? Adverbs cannot be plural!
  • Can it show tense with an -ed suffix? Adverbs cannot show tense.
  • Can it occur in predicative position after a form of be, as in the shoe is big? Adverbs cannot occur in predicative position!

He arrived much sooner than expected.

Is sooner an adverb?

  • Does it describe a verb, adjective, clause, or other adverb?
  • Can it take an -er suffix to mean more or an -est suffix to mean most?
  • Can it be plural? Can you add -s and say two ___s? Adverbs cannot be plural!
  • Can it show tense with an -ed suffix? Adverbs cannot show tense.
  • Can it occur in predicative position after a form of be, as in the shoe is big? Adverbs cannot occur in predicative position!

He arrived much sooner than expected.

Is arrived an adverb?

  • Does it describe a verb, adjective, clause, or other adverb?
  • Can it take an -er suffix to mean more or an -est suffix to mean most?
  • Can it be plural? Can you add -s and say two ___s? Adverbs cannot be plural!
  • Can it show tense with an -ed suffix? Adverbs cannot show tense.
  • Can it occur in predicative position after a form of be, as in the shoe is big? Adverbs cannot occur in predicative position!

I'm trying so hard to concentrate on this.

Is hard an adverb?

  • Does it describe a verb, adjective, clause, or other adverb?
  • Can it take an -er suffix to mean more or an -est suffix to mean most?
  • Can it be plural? Can you add -s and say two ___s? Adverbs cannot be plural!
  • Can it show tense with an -ed suffix? Adverbs cannot show tense.
  • Can it occur in predicative position after a form of be, as in the shoe is big? Adverbs cannot occur in predicative position!

I'm trying so hard to concentrate on this.

Is so an adverb?

  • Does it describe a verb, adjective, clause, or other adverb?
  • Can it take an -er suffix to mean more or an -est suffix to mean most?
  • Can it be plural? Can you add -s and say two ___s? Adverbs cannot be plural!
  • Can it show tense with an -ed suffix? Adverbs cannot show tense.
  • Can it occur in predicative position after a form of be, as in the shoe is big? Adverbs cannot occur in predicative position!

I'm trying so hard to concentrate on this.

Is on an adverb?

  • Does it describe a verb, adjective, clause, or other adverb?
  • Can it take an -er suffix to mean more or an -est suffix to mean most?
  • Can it be plural? Can you add -s and say two ___s? Adverbs cannot be plural!
  • Can it show tense with an -ed suffix? Adverbs cannot show tense.
  • Can it occur in predicative position after a form of be, as in the shoe is big? Adverbs cannot occur in predicative position!

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