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English Homework

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Adverbs and Adjectives at the Circus


Directions: Read each sentence and determine whether the adverb or adjective should be used.
Adjectives: modify or describe nouns and pronouns. Ex: The green house is pretty.
Adverbs: modify or describe verbs, adjectives, or other adverbs. Ex: I ran quickly by the very old dog.
1. The students were very quiet / quietly when they entered the circus tent.
What word is modified?

students

What part of speech is that? adjective

2. The ring at the center of the tent was colorful / colorfully decorated.
What word is modified? The decorated What part of speech is that? adverb
3. We were all very eager / eagerly to see what the circus had in store for us.
What word is modified? we What part of speech is that? adjective
4. A woman in an all silk gown with dragon patterns on it was singing beautiful / beautifully.
What word is modified? ______________singing___________ What part of speech is that?
______adjective_________
5. As the show began, the mood in the auditorium was joyous / joyously.
What word is modified? __________mood_______________ What part of speech is that?
______adjective_________
6. My friend started laughing quite loud / loudly when the clowns came out in their little car.
What word is modified? _____________laughing___________ What part of speech is that?
_______adverb_______
7. I could barely hear the ringmaster over the crowd because they were so noisy / noisily.
What word is modified? _____________crowd____________ What part of speech is that?
_______adjective________

8. The man with the popcorn sloppy / sloppily applied butter and seasoning to his treat.
What word is modified? _____________man____________ What part of speech is that?
______adjective_________
9. The trapeze artists performed fantastic / fantastically even though there was a safety net.
What word is modified? ___________preformed______________ What part of speech is that?
___adverb____________
10. I became very irate / irately when the man with the Abraham Lincoln hat sat in front of me.
What word is modified? ______I___________________ What part of speech is that?
___________adjective____
11. It was hysterical / hysterically when the clowns came back during the ringmasters speech.
What word is modified? ________It_________________ What part of speech is that?
________adjective_______
12. Perhaps the most astonishing was how all of my money magical / magically disappeared.
What word is modified? ______dissapeared___________________ What part of speech is that?
_____adverb__________
13. My teacher aggressive/aggressively inquired about the treatment of the circus animals.
What word is modified? ____________inquired_____________ What part of speech is that?
__________adverb_____
14. The show went by amazing / amazingly quickly and then it was time to leave.
What word is modified? ____________show_____________ What part of speech is that?
_______adverb________
Try it yourself.
Directions: Write six sentences. In each sentence, you should use both an adverb and an
adjective. Underline your adverbs and circle your
adjectives.
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___It was shocking when I saw a a girl dressed nicely

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_I wanted I nicely done car but it was very confusing_
It was confusing when I saw my teacher agressivly driftting his car_
It was brightening when I saw my girlfriend dress nicely
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