Posted by: episystechpubs | November 13, 2015

Editor’s Corner: Adverbs

Good morning. I know you usually get a fun email on Friday, but I started something yesterday that I need to finish, so maybe you can create some extra fun on your own today. Happy Friday!

Yesterday we talked about adjectives (words that describe nouns). Today we’ll talk about adverbs. As I said yesterday, adverbs are similar to adjectives; however, adverbs modify verbs, adjectives, or other adverbs.

An adverb (or an adverbial phrase) describes the word it modifies or gives more information about it.

A lot of people assume that all adverbs end in ly. Well, that’s a good start: many do, but not all adverbs end in ly. The adverbs in the following sentences are italicized.

· When he heard the alarm, he ran quickly down the stairs.

· She ran fast despite being tired.

· The rain fell hard during the storm.

To determine if a word is an adverb, you can ask yourself these questions:

· When?

· Where?

· How?

Donna Bradley Burcher | Senior Technical Editor | Symitar®

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