English Grammar Overview - Parts of Speech - Adverbs


Now, let's move on to our adverbs. Rather than describing nouns, our adverbs describe our verbs. There are four types of adverbs when describing verbs. They are manner. These describe how things are done. Two examples are: quickly, cleverly. We have adverbs of place, describing where the action happened. Two examples are: here or there. We also have adverbs of time, describing when the action happened, two examples being now or recently. Finally, we have our adverbs of frequency telling us how often the action happens, two examples being often or never. There's also another type of adverb but here, we're going to describe adjectives or other adverbs instead of verbs themselves. These are called adverbs of degree. If we were to take the adjective "intelligent", we could easily say "He's very intelligent," "She's really intelligent," "They're quite intelligent," or "he's extremely intelligent." Now, for other adverbs, we could use the adverb "quickly": "He ran very quickly," "She ran really quickly," "They ran quite quickly," or "He ran extremely quickly."

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This section really opened my mind to the vast roles that a teacher can take. I did not fully realize this before. It was very insightful to realize that sometimes over participating in the students activities might detract more from their learning experience. I have learned that it is important to find that balance in order to promote confidence and learning in the students.In this Unit I have gained knowledge about the 12 tenses and now have a better understanding of the current usage of the different tenses. The Unit gave good examples of the mistakes that students usually make when using the present tense and how to correct them. There are many ideas for activities to practice the different present tenses during the activate stage of a lesson.