What are adverbs?

Understanding the role of adverbs in a sentence.

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What are adverbs?

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Factsheet: What are adverbs?

  • Ws/E3.2 Use correct basic grammar
  • What adverbs do in a sentence:

Say how; Say where or when; Say how often; Make the verb stronger or weaker.

  • How adverbs are formed
  • How adverbs are spelt

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