Grammar Test - Adverbs (Golding Per. 1)

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Take this test to assess  your knowledge and understanding of the English part of speech Adverbs.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What are the three parts of speech that an adverb modifies (or gives additional information a about).

    • A.

      Nouns,pronouns, verbs

    • B.

      Verbs, adjectives, adverbs

    • C.

      Adjectives, pronouns, nouns

    • D.

      Interjections, prepositions, nouns

    Correct Answer
    A. Nouns,pronouns, verbs
    Explanation
    Adverbs modify or give additional information about nouns, pronouns, and verbs. They can describe how an action is performed (verb), provide more details about a person or thing (noun), or give more information about a subject (pronoun). Adverbs do not typically modify adjectives, interjections, prepositions, or other adverbs.

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  • 2. 

    An adverb makes the meaning of a verb, adjective or adverb more definite.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    An adverb is a word that modifies or describes a verb, adjective, or another adverb. It adds more specificity or definiteness to the meaning of the word it is modifying. For example, in the sentence "She ran quickly," the adverb "quickly" provides more information about how she ran, making the meaning of the verb "ran" more definite. Therefore, the statement that an adverb makes the meaning of a verb, adjective, or adverb more definite is true.

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  • 3. 

    Which question does an adverb not answer?

    • A.

      Where

    • B.

      When?

    • C.

      How?

    • D.

      If the word is singular or plural

    Correct Answer
    D. If the word is singular or plural
    Explanation
    Adverbs typically answer questions related to where, when, and how. However, they do not answer questions about whether a word is singular or plural. This is a grammatical aspect that is determined by the word itself or by the context in which it is used, rather than by an adverb.

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  • 4. 

    The old man walked slowly down the stairs.Which word in the above sentence is an adverb?

    • A.

      The

    • B.

      Man

    • C.

      Down

    • D.

      Slowly

    Correct Answer
    D. Slowly
    Explanation
    The word "slowly" is an adverb in the given sentence. It modifies the verb "walked" and describes how the old man performed the action of walking. Adverbs often end in "-ly" and provide information about the manner, time, place, frequency, or degree of an action or verb. In this case, "slowly" tells us that the old man walked in a leisurely or unhurried manner.

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  • 5. 

    What verb is being modified by the adverb carefully in the sentence below?The homicide detective examined the body carefully at the scene of the crime.

    • A.

      Homicide

    • B.

      Body

    • C.

      At

    • D.

      Examined

    Correct Answer
    D. Examined
    Explanation
    The adverb "carefully" is modifying the verb "examined" in the sentence. It describes how the homicide detective performed the action of examining the body.

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  • 6. 

    Check the correct question that the adverb "swiftly" is answering in the sentence below.The sprinter ran swiftly.

    • A.

      Where

    • B.

      How often or how long

    • C.

      When

    • D.

      How

    Correct Answer
    D. How
    Explanation
    The adverb "swiftly" is answering the question "How" in the sentence. It describes the manner in which the sprinter ran, indicating that the sprinter ran quickly and with speed.

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  • 7. 

    The coach  yelled loudly at his players while they were on the field.What word is modifying the verb "yelled" in the about sentence?

    • A.

      Coach

    • B.

      Players

    • C.

      Field

    • D.

      Loudly

    Correct Answer
    D. Loudly
    Explanation
    The word "loudly" is modifying the verb "yelled" in the sentence. It describes how the coach yelled, indicating the manner or intensity of the action.

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  • 8. 

    Adverbs many times are created by adding -ly to the end of an adjective.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Adverbs are often formed by adding the suffix -ly to an adjective. This is a common rule in the English language. For example, the adjective "quick" becomes the adverb "quickly" when -ly is added to it. Therefore, it is true that adverbs are many times created by adding -ly to the end of an adjective.

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  • 9. 

    Check the word that is the adjective that the adverb was formed from.

    • A.

      Soft

    • B.

      Loud

    • C.

      Quiet

    • D.

      Noise

    Correct Answer
    C. Quiet
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "quiet". An adverb is a word that modifies a verb, adjective, or other adverb. In this case, "quiet" is the adjective that the adverb "quietly" was formed from. The adverb "quietly" describes how something is done or happens in a quiet manner.

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