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Understand How to Use Adverbs of Possibility

In this worksheet, students will develop their skills in recognising adverbs of possibility and how they are used in a sentence.

'Understand How to Use Adverbs of Possibility ' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 2

Year:  Year 5 English worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Writing: Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation

Curriculum subtopic:   Grammar Awareness

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Worksheet Overview

Using adverbs is a great way to extend your writing and make your meaning clear for the reader.


There are lots of different types of adverbs – you probably already know to look out for words that end in ‘ly’!


Adverbs can have specific jobs in a sentence.


Adverbs of possibility are adverbs which can help us understand how likely something is to happen.


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For example:


He is definitely going to make the cakes.

The word definitely is the adverb here and it shows us a high likelihood that something will happen.


It is unlikely that he will make the cakes.

The word unlikely is the adverb and shows that there is a much lower chance of something happening.


Adverbs of possibility can also help to give suggestions or advice. They can express caution or give a warning. They can also communicate an opinion or a belief.


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In this activity, you will see some examples of adverbs of possibility and practise identifying them.


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