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Identify Adverbs in a Sentence 1

In this worksheet, students practise identifying adverbs in sentences.

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  Writing: Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation

Curriculum subtopic:  Use Conjunctions, Adverbs and Prepositions

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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.

 

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.

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.

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.

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
quietly
whispered
greedily
  • Question 1

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

 

The boy ran quickly for the bus.

CORRECT ANSWER
quickly
  • 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
  • Question 3

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

 

Katie waited nervously for her piano exam.

CORRECT ANSWER
nervously
  • 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
  • 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.

CORRECT ANSWER
loudly
  • Question 6

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

CORRECT ANSWER
gently
carefully
helpfully
  • Question 7

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

CORRECT ANSWER
nastily
smartly
terribly
  • Question 8

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

CORRECT ANSWER
heavily
quickly
smartly
  • Question 9

Match up the verbs and adverbs that fit together best.

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

cried
unhappily
sang
sweetly
ran
quickly
  • Question 10

Match up the verbs and adverbs that fit together best.

CORRECT ANSWER

Column A

Column B

gobbled
greedily
wrote
neatly
whispered
quietly
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