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Identify Adverbs in a Sentence 2

In this worksheet, students practise identifying irregular adverbs.

'Identify Adverbs in a Sentence 2' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  Writing: Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation

Curriculum subtopic:  Use Conjunctions, Adverbs and Prepositions

Difficulty level:  

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Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

An adverb describes a verb (a 'doing' or 'action' word). Using adverbs helps to make writing more interesting.

For example: The cyclist pedalled furiously down the road.

 

Most adverbs end in the the letters -ly, but not all of them do, so the best way to check whether a word is an adverb is to see whether it answers the question 'How?'.

How did the cyclist pedal?      Answer: furiously.

 

The girl played the piano well.

How did the girl play the piano?     Answer: well.

The word well is an adverb in this sentence even though it doesn't end in the letters -ly.

 

In the following sentence, the word woolly ends in -ly but it is NOT an adverb because it doesn't answer the question 'How?'.

The woolly sheep munched the grass.

How did the sheep munch the grass?    Answer: the sentence doesn't tell us!

Which word in the following sentence is an adverb? Write it in the box.

 

The tiger roared ferociously at the visitors to the zoo.

 

(Ask the question 'How did the tiger roar?')

Which word in the following sentence is an adverb? Write it in the box.

 

Jamie worked hard on his times tables.

Which word in the following sentence is an adverb? Write it in the box.

 

The dog ate its dinner hungrily.

Which word in the following sentence is an adverb? Write it in the box.

 

Mark plays the guitar well.

Which word in the following sentence is an adverb? Write it in the box.

 

Joe hid the coin under the mat carefully.

In the following sentence, decide whether the word ending in -ly is an adverb or not.

 

The ugly sister danced with the prince.

 

(Does it answer the question 'How did she dance?')

adverb

not an adverb

In the following sentence, decide whether the word ending in -ly is an adverb or not.

 

The ducklings quacked noisily.

 

(Does it answer the question 'How did the ducklings quack?')

adverb

not an adverb

In the following sentence, decide whether the word ending in -ly is an adverb or not.

 

We swam in the sea on a chilly day.

adverb

not an adverb

There are two adverbs in the following sentence. Tick the boxes containing the adverbs.

 

Molly plays the piano well because she practises carefully.

Molly

well

because

carefully

There are two adverbs in the following sentence. Tick the boxes containing the adverbs.

 

The bully hit Jim hard and then ran away quickly.

bully

hit

hard

quickly

  • Question 1

Which word in the following sentence is an adverb? Write it in the box.

 

The tiger roared ferociously at the visitors to the zoo.

 

(Ask the question 'How did the tiger roar?')

CORRECT ANSWER
ferociously
  • Question 2

Which word in the following sentence is an adverb? Write it in the box.

 

Jamie worked hard on his times tables.

CORRECT ANSWER
hard
  • Question 3

Which word in the following sentence is an adverb? Write it in the box.

 

The dog ate its dinner hungrily.

CORRECT ANSWER
hungrily
  • Question 4

Which word in the following sentence is an adverb? Write it in the box.

 

Mark plays the guitar well.

CORRECT ANSWER
well
  • Question 5

Which word in the following sentence is an adverb? Write it in the box.

 

Joe hid the coin under the mat carefully.

CORRECT ANSWER
carefully
  • Question 6

In the following sentence, decide whether the word ending in -ly is an adverb or not.

 

The ugly sister danced with the prince.

 

(Does it answer the question 'How did she dance?')

CORRECT ANSWER
not an adverb
EDDIE SAYS
The word 'ugly' does not tell us how the sister danced. It describes the sister herself, so it is an adjective.
  • Question 7

In the following sentence, decide whether the word ending in -ly is an adverb or not.

 

The ducklings quacked noisily.

 

(Does it answer the question 'How did the ducklings quack?')

CORRECT ANSWER
adverb
  • Question 8

In the following sentence, decide whether the word ending in -ly is an adverb or not.

 

We swam in the sea on a chilly day.

CORRECT ANSWER
not an adverb
EDDIE SAYS
The word 'chilly' describes the day, not how we swam in the sea, so it is an adjective not an adverb.
  • Question 9

There are two adverbs in the following sentence. Tick the boxes containing the adverbs.

 

Molly plays the piano well because she practises carefully.

CORRECT ANSWER
well
carefully
  • Question 10

There are two adverbs in the following sentence. Tick the boxes containing the adverbs.

 

The bully hit Jim hard and then ran away quickly.

CORRECT ANSWER
hard
quickly
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