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Verbs And Adverbs

Verbs And Adverbs

Verb

The words which denote action in a sentence, or simply the action words are called verbs.

verbs

Some Examples:

  • Ram is playing cricket.
  • She is watching movie.

Both words written in bold are verbs. They are telling about action on the subject (doer).

It is interesting to note that basic formula of a sentence has 3 fundamental parts:-

Subject + Verb + Object

And verb is one of them!

Forms of Verb:-

V1

(Infinite) = First form of Verb

Lik- Play, Swim

V2

(Simple past) = Second form of Verb

Like- Played, Swam

V3

(Past participle) = Third form of Verb

Like- Played, Swum

V4

Fourth form of Verb

Like- Playing, Swimming

Adverbs

These are words which are used to qualify verbs. In other words, just as adjectives tells about nature of noun, adverb tells about verbs!

adverbs

 

Some Examples

  • He drives carefully.
  • She always arrives late.

Both words above in bold are Adverbs and we can see here how they qualify verbs.

Typically it answers HOW an action is taking place, i.e

  • How he drives = carefully
  • How many times she arrives late = always

Let's Find Out

Identify verbs/Adverbs in the following sentences

  1. He was driving the car breathlessly.
  2. Ram always beats Shyam.
  3. Rajni ate heartily in the party.
  4. She was running fastly.

Answers

Verb Adverb

  1. Driving. Breathlessly
  2. Beats. Always
  3. Ate. Heartily
  4. Running. Fastly

Recap

  • Verbs are the words referring to the action of the subject.
  • Adverbs are the words which are used to qualify verbs in the sentence.

Quiz for Verbs And Adverbs

Q.1

Find the correct verb for the given sentence: Humans……………..applying knowledge of genetics in prehistory with the domestication and breeding of plants and animals.

a) Begin
b) Will begin
c) Began
d) Are beginning

Q.2

Find out the correct adverb for the given sentence: That pit bull looks _____________ (angry).



a)

angry

b)

anger

c)

was angry

d)

is angry

Q.3

Find the correct verb for the given sentence: All pilots _______ speak English so that other pilots and air controllers ________ them.

a)

have to / understand

b)

had to / will understand

c)

have to / would understand

d)

will have to / understand

Q.4

Find out the correct adverb for the given sentence: She spoke…………... (quiet)

a) Quit
b) Quietly
c) Was quietly
d) Is quit

Q.5

Find the correct verb for the given sentence: With a tornado on the way, Jesse……………….he……………..safer under a mattress.

a) was deciding / will be
b) is deciding / was
c) would decide / will be
d) decided / would be

Q.6

Find out the correct adverb for the given sentence: Erica listened to her mother………………. (careful)

a) Careful
b) Was careful
c) carefully
d) Is carefully

Q.7

Find the correct verb for the given sentence: The Internet ______ computer users easily to connect to other computers and stores information wherever they ______ across the world.

a)

allowed / will be

b)

allows / are

c)

are allowing / were

d)

will allow / would be

Q.8

Find out the correct adverb for the given sentence: Mary makes _________ mistakes. 

a)

was careless

b)

is careless

c)

will careless

d)

careless

Q.9

Find the correct verb: Mrs. Grant absentmindedly _____ the umbrella that _____ on the seat before her.

a)

was taking / will hang

b)

will take / would hang

c)

is taking / would hang

d)

took / was hanging

Q.10

Find out the correct adverb for the given sentence: Children grow………………. (quick)

a) Quickly
b) Was quickly
c) Quick
d) Will quick

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