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Revise Your Adverbs: Different Types

In this worksheet, students revise distinguishing between adverbs of manner, time, place and frequency.

'Revise Your Adverbs: Different Types' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 3

Curriculum topic:   Grammar and Vocabulary

Curriculum subtopic:   Extend and Apply Grammatical Knowledge

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

An adverb is a word that gives more detail about an action.

Jake played the piano well.

I often go to the cinema.

 

If the adverb consists of more than one word it is called an adverbial phrase.

Mum hid my present in the garage.

 

Adverbs and adverbial phrases can be put into different groups depending on the type of information they add to the action.

 

Adverbs of manner answer the question 'How?'

He knocked loudly.

She walked slowly.

(This is the type of adverb you probably learnt about when you were younger. Many adverbs of manner end in -ly, although not all of them do.)

 

Adverbs of time answer the question 'When?'

My dad is coming home tomorrow.

She caught the train early yesterday morning.

 

Adverbs of place answer the question 'Where?'

Jamie lives in London.

Kayla is working outside.

 

Adverbs of frequency answer the question 'How often?'

I go to ballet lessons every week.

I never eat chocolate.

Read the sentence and decide what type of adverb or adverbial phrase is underlined.

 

I am going to visit my granny on Sunday.

Adverb of manner

Adverb of time

Adverb of place

Adverb of frequency

Read the sentence and decide what type of adverb or adverbial phrase is underlined.

 

Peter rarely hands his homework in on time.

Adverb of manner

Adverb of time

Adverb of place

Adverb of frequency

Read the sentence and decide what type of adverb or adverbial phrase is underlined.

 

Katie is reading her book upstairs.

Adverb of manner

Adverb of time

Adverb of place

Adverb of frequency

Read the sentence and decide what type of adverb or adverbial phrase is underlined.

 

The birds wake me up when they start singing early in the morning.

Adverb of manner

Adverb of time

Adverb of place

Adverb of frequency

Read the sentence and decide what type of adverb or adverbial phrase is underlined.

 

Sarah sang beautifully in the school concert.

Adverb of manner

Adverb of time

Adverb of place

Adverb of frequency

Read the sentence and decide what type of adverb or adverbial phrase is underlined.

 

Padma loves her new necklace so much that she wears it every day.

Adverb of manner

Adverb of time

Adverb of place

Adverb of frequency

The following sentence contains an adverb of time. Write it in the answer box.

 

We are going on holiday tomorrow.

This time, find the adverb of frequency in the following sentence and write it in the answer box.

 

Steven regularly captains the school team.

In this sentence there is an adverb of place that is actually an adverbial phrase. Write the whole phrase in the answer box.

 

The old lady lived in a cottage at the top of the hill.

In this sentence there is an adverb of time that is actually an adverbial phrase. Write the whole phrase in the answer box.

 

My brother will be sixteen next January.

  • Question 1

Read the sentence and decide what type of adverb or adverbial phrase is underlined.

 

I am going to visit my granny on Sunday.

CORRECT ANSWER
Adverb of time
EDDIE SAYS
'Sunday' gives us the clue that this is an adverb of time.
  • Question 2

Read the sentence and decide what type of adverb or adverbial phrase is underlined.

 

Peter rarely hands his homework in on time.

CORRECT ANSWER
Adverb of frequency
EDDIE SAYS
Did you spot the clue? 'Rarely' suggest that Peter doesn't achieve this very frequently!
  • Question 3

Read the sentence and decide what type of adverb or adverbial phrase is underlined.

 

Katie is reading her book upstairs.

CORRECT ANSWER
Adverb of place
EDDIE SAYS
This time, we found out where Kate reads her books. So, this is an adverb of place.
  • Question 4

Read the sentence and decide what type of adverb or adverbial phrase is underlined.

 

The birds wake me up when they start singing early in the morning.

CORRECT ANSWER
Adverb of time
EDDIE SAYS
Those birds are waking the speaker up at a set time, early in the morning!
  • Question 5

Read the sentence and decide what type of adverb or adverbial phrase is underlined.

 

Sarah sang beautifully in the school concert.

CORRECT ANSWER
Adverb of manner
EDDIE SAYS
The word 'beautifully' tells us how Sarah sang. So, this is an adverb of manner, as in the way in which it is done.
  • Question 6

Read the sentence and decide what type of adverb or adverbial phrase is underlined.

 

Padma loves her new necklace so much that she wears it every day.

CORRECT ANSWER
Adverb of frequency
EDDIE SAYS
Frequency is all about how often something happens. In this case, we know that it is every day, so this must be an adverb of frequency.
  • Question 7

The following sentence contains an adverb of time. Write it in the answer box.

 

We are going on holiday tomorrow.

CORRECT ANSWER
tomorrow
EDDIE SAYS
Did you spot the word that is the clue? Tomorrow is the adverb of time in this sentence as it tells us when something is happening.
  • Question 8

This time, find the adverb of frequency in the following sentence and write it in the answer box.

 

Steven regularly captains the school team.

CORRECT ANSWER
regularly
EDDIE SAYS
Remember, for frequency, we want to know how often something is happening. We know that Steven is captaining the school team regularly, so that is the adverb!
  • Question 9

In this sentence there is an adverb of place that is actually an adverbial phrase. Write the whole phrase in the answer box.

 

The old lady lived in a cottage at the top of the hill.

CORRECT ANSWER
at the top of the hill
at the top of the hill.
the top of the hill
the top of the hill.
top of the hill.
top of the hill
EDDIE SAYS
What description do we get for where this old lady lives?
  • Question 10

In this sentence there is an adverb of time that is actually an adverbial phrase. Write the whole phrase in the answer box.

 

My brother will be sixteen next January.

CORRECT ANSWER
next January
January
EDDIE SAYS
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