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Learn to Spot Adverbs

In this worksheet, students will learn about adverbs of manner.

Worksheet Overview

Which word is a verb in the sentence below?


Bertie walked to the park.


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A verb is a doing word, so walked is the verb in this sentence.


How might Bertie be walking to the park?


You may have come up with words like:





These are all adverbs.


Bertie quickly walked to the park.

Bertie walked slowly to the park.

Bertie walked to the park happily.


All of these adverbs tell us how something is done, so we call them adverbs of manner.


Can you see how the adverb can come before or after the verb in our sentences?


Now, imagine someone singing.


boy singing


How might they be singing?


Can you come up with some adverbs of manner to describe their singing?


How about:





Sam cheerfully sang in his bedroom.


Here, the adverb is before the verb sang.


Lots of adverbs of manner end in -ly but there are some that don’t.


Sam sang well at the concert.


Well is an adverb of manner in this sentence as it tells us how Sam sang.


In this activity, you’ll be on the hunt for adverbs of manner. Good luck.


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