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English Basics
Volume 3, Number 5, October 5, 1998


Adverbs are words that describe or modify verbs. They sometimes modify adjectives or other adverbs. An adverb usually tells how, where, or when.
Each of the following sentences contains one adverb. Underline the adverb. Write how, where, or when after the sentence to tell which kind of information the adverb gives. The first three sentences are done for you.

1. Sharon artfully avoided answering the rude question. how
2. William usually laughs at his brother’s antics. when
3. Does Kevin like to wear his coat inside? where
4. I often wish you’d share your opinions with us.
5. Jenna recovered quickly and won the game.
6. The official did not answer truthfully.
7. We saw nothing because we looked away.
8. I really appreciate your help.
9. Please visit us if you ever get a chance.
10. Marie recently visited an interesting lighthouse.
11. Did Sylvia recall the events accurately?
12. Never use a porcupine for a hat.
13. Chris did better on his last spelling test.
14. I sometimes wonder why I care!
15. Angela cautiously opened the oven.

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