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Using Adverbs

student and a whale

An adverb describes a verb or tells how an action is done. Adverbs usually tell when, where, how, or how often.

Yesterday I met a whale.

       (The adverb yesterday describes when I met the whale.)

The whale floated calmly on the water.

       (The adverb calmly describes how the whale floated.)

I bobbed nearby on an inner tube.

       (The adverb nearby describes where I bobbed.)

I happily read her a story.

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