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Identify Adverbs in a Sentence 1

In this worksheet, students practise identifying adverbs in sentences.

'Identify Adverbs in a Sentence 1' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:   Writing: Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation

Curriculum subtopic:   Use Conjunctions, Adverbs and Prepositions

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

An adverb describes a verb (a 'doing' or 'action' word) and gives more information about how the verb is being carried out.

 

Using adverbs helps to make your writing more interesting.

For example: The cat waited impatiently for its meal while the dog slept peacefully.

 

It is a handy tip to remember that most adverbs end with the letters -ly.

Read the following sentence. Identify the adverb and write it in the answer box.

 

The boy ran quickly for the bus.

bus

Read the following sentence. Identify the adverb and write it in the answer box.

 

The black horse neighed happily while it ate the grass.

Read the following sentence. Identify the adverb and write it in the answer box.

 

Katie waited nervously for her piano exam.

piano

Read the following sentence. Identify the adverb and write it in the answer box.

 

The dog growled fiercely at the postman and then bit his ankle.

Read the following sentence. Identify the adverb and write it in the answer box.

 

The lion roared loudly and chased after the zebra.

lion

Which of the words in the boxes are adverbs? Tick three boxes.

gently

green

heavy

carefully

helpfully

beautiful

Which of the words in the boxes are adverbs? Tick three boxes.

unkind

nastily

smartly

orange

terribly

tiny

Which of the words in the boxes are adverbs? Tick three boxes.

big

heavily

new

quickly

exciting

smartly

Match up the verbs and adverbs that fit together best.

Column A

Column B

cried
unhappily
sang
sweetly
ran
quickly

Match up the verbs and adverbs that fit together best.

Column A

Column B

gobbled
neatly
wrote
greedily
whispered
quietly
  • Question 1

Read the following sentence. Identify the adverb and write it in the answer box.

 

The boy ran quickly for the bus.

bus

CORRECT ANSWER
quickly
EDDIE SAYS
How did you do? The verb was 'ran' and the adverb was 'quickly'. Remember the adverb usually ends with letters -ly.
  • Question 2

Read the following sentence. Identify the adverb and write it in the answer box.

 

The black horse neighed happily while it ate the grass.

CORRECT ANSWER
happily
EDDIE SAYS
The verb was 'neighed', and the adverb was 'happily'. Without the adverb 'happily' we would only be able to guess what mood the horse was in.
  • Question 3

Read the following sentence. Identify the adverb and write it in the answer box.

 

Katie waited nervously for her piano exam.

piano

CORRECT ANSWER
nervously
EDDIE SAYS
The verb was 'waited', and the adverb was 'nervously.' This adverb also ends in '-ly'.
  • Question 4

Read the following sentence. Identify the adverb and write it in the answer box.

 

The dog growled fiercely at the postman and then bit his ankle.

CORRECT ANSWER
fiercely
EDDIE SAYS
Oh no, I hope the poor postman is ok!
  • Question 5

Read the following sentence. Identify the adverb and write it in the answer box.

 

The lion roared loudly and chased after the zebra.

lion

CORRECT ANSWER
loudly
EDDIE SAYS
The verb was 'roared' and the adverb was 'loudly.' I wonder if the zebra got away?
  • Question 6

Which of the words in the boxes are adverbs? Tick three boxes.

CORRECT ANSWER
gently
carefully
helpfully
EDDIE SAYS
Remember the handy tip, most adverbs end in '-ly'.
  • Question 7

Which of the words in the boxes are adverbs? Tick three boxes.

CORRECT ANSWER
nastily
smartly
terribly
EDDIE SAYS
Did you spot all three? Do they all end in '-ly'?
  • Question 8

Which of the words in the boxes are adverbs? Tick three boxes.

CORRECT ANSWER
heavily
quickly
smartly
EDDIE SAYS
Three more adverbs, how did you do this time?
  • Question 9

Match up the verbs and adverbs that fit together best.

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

cried
unhappily
sang
sweetly
ran
quickly
EDDIE SAYS
You're doing a great job with these adverbs, can you choose a pair of words (verb and adverb) and create your own sentence?
  • Question 10

Match up the verbs and adverbs that fit together best.

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

gobbled
greedily
wrote
neatly
whispered
quietly
EDDIE SAYS
'He whispered quietly because he didn't want to wake her up.'
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