Adverbs

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Why learn about adverbs?

Adverbs describe the way something happens, like 'gently', 'always' or 'today'.

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Adverbs includes:

  • Recognising adverbs in a sentence or text.
  • The function of adverbs in a sentence.
  • The position of adverbs in a sentence.
  • The formation and spelling of adverbs.
  • The comparative and superlative of adverbs.
  • Irregular adverbs

What do the levels mean?

Skillswise uses the levels of the National Qualifications Framework, which start at Entry 1, 2 and 3 and then go on to Level 1 and Level 2.

  • Entry 3 covers the basic concepts and is a good preparation for starting a Level 1 course.
  • Level 1 is roughly equivalent to a GCSE D-G grade in England, Northern Ireland and Wales, and a Foundation level at Standard Grade in Scotland. A useful qualification for many jobs.
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