Adverbs Questions and Answers

Questions and Answers on Adverbs

Question 1 :  What three types of words can adverbs modify?

Answer : Adverbs can modify verbs, adjectives, or other adverbs.

Question 2 : Is the word leisurely an adjective or an adverb?

Answer : Leisurely can be an adjective or an adverb.

Question 3 : What do interrogative adverbs do?

Answer : They ask questions.

Question 4 :  Is the negative adverb not ever a part of a verb phrase?

Answer : No, the adverb not is never a part of a verb phrase.

Question 5 :  What are the three degrees of comparison for adverbs

Answer : Adverbs are compared in the positive, comparative, and superlative degrees.

Question 6 : What are the three forms of comparison for the adverb almost.

Answer : Almost is an adverb that is beyond comparison. It has no forms of comparison.

Question 7 :  Why are adverbs sometimes placed before the verb?

Answer :Adverbs are placed before verbs to emphasize the qualities of the adverbs.

Question 8 :  Do adverbs typically follow linking verbs?

Answer : No, adverbs typically follow action verbs, since it is action verbs that adverbs modify. Adverbs never follow linking verbs. Adjectives often follow linking verbs and function as subject complements.

Question 9 :  What is a double negative?

Answer : A double negative is a construction that uses two negative words to express a positive idea.

Question 10 :  What type of word is evening in the sentence “She called home yesterday evening?”

Answer : Evening is a part of the adverbial yesterday evening ( a noun phrase). It tells us when she called home. By itself, evening is a noun.