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Test your understanding of the English lesson by answering these questions. You will get the answers and your score at the end of the quiz.
What do adverbs do?

How do adverbs modify the sentence?

What is the most common adverb ending?

Does the adverb always come after the main verb?

Correct or incorrect?
I go always to the store on Friday.

The cat moved very quickly to catch the small mouse.
Which of the following is an adverb in this sentence?

What is the adverb 'very' modifying in this sentence?
The cat moved very slowly and scared the small mouse.

What is the adverb in this sentence?
I bought the tickets yesterday.

What is the adverb in this sentence?
I wore a bright red coat to the party.

What is the adverb in this sentence?
I looked everywhere before I bought a new phone.


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171 Comments on “3 ways to use adverbs”


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you r greatest..
thank you

Wednesday, July 4th 2012

    i love your vids thx probly going to do great on la quiz LOL

    Tuesday, March 4th 2014

IWANT TO KNOW TO IMPROVE MY SPOKEN AND MY WRITTEN ENGLISH

Wednesday, July 4th 2012

    hi
    please help i wanna improve my writting skills and vocabulary

    Thursday, August 9th 2012

Great lesson

Wednesday, July 4th 2012

Thank you Teacher jam.

Wednesday, July 4th 2012

I don’t understand anything

Wednesday, July 4th 2012

    my name is esraa
    I want to be friend

    Monday, July 16th 2012

I HOPE IWILL BE ABLE TO LEARN AND WILL TRY TO FOLLOW ALL THE INFORMATION GIVEN IN THE FOLLOWING ADVISING

Wednesday, July 4th 2012

hahahahahaha i’ve just got full mark

Wednesday, July 4th 2012

thank you man, very good lesson!

Wednesday, July 4th 2012

thank you James for this lesson .

Wednesday, July 4th 2012

you must to concentrate to these lessons i’m enjoying it too much thank you Jame you are always doing to help us .

Wednesday, July 4th 2012

hi, i’m from brazil. i think you was perfect, now i’m better in adverbs, tks.

Wednesday, July 4th 2012

Thanks James. Your lesson is very usefull.

Wednesday, July 4th 2012

Hi, my name is sergio , i’m from Dominican Republic , I want to know if is possible that you can make a video teach to us how to understand english movies , because I have been studying English in DR , but It’s not a real english , I’m about to lose my control freck..

Wednesday, July 4th 2012

James, you really talk very fast. This lessos was very good. Thank’s.

Wednesday, July 4th 2012

The mental map used for this lesson was excellent. Congratulation James!

Wednesday, July 4th 2012

I think to do this lesson need more understanding of meaning each sentence. at the first I confuse how will correct to do it, slowly but sure I found the right way doing this lesson.
thanks a lot James.

Wednesday, July 4th 2012

Thanks Jame very much.
This is a recipe which I was taught by my teacher.
Verb<>ADJ>>N
If the arrow turns on what sides, words is modified for that side.

Wednesday, July 4th 2012

    Verb<>ADJ>>N

    Wednesday, July 4th 2012

That was clear. Thanks. And what is an adverbial then?

Thursday, July 5th 2012

Thanks, bud.

Thursday, July 5th 2012

i see you video but i d not understand last think when you told about time a quarter and half and quarter after,past.
so help me all thanks
your video link
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEKLqgvUSDM&feature=relmfu

Thursday, July 5th 2012

thank u ^^

Thursday, July 5th 2012

I found this site by chance and I like it a lot. You didn’t mention adverbs of frequency are placed after the verb to be. I guess you didn’t want to make it too complicated. Thanks for the video!

Thursday, July 5th 2012

thank you james, it was very useful by the way all your lessons are useful and there is no doubt that you are very intelligent and handsome guy!! :)

Thursday, July 5th 2012

Hello.James your speaking english is very well! but just for one or two word i don’t understand.I hope your help me,i need for every videos text.thank for your help. I wait for you! please

Thursday, July 5th 2012

thanks a lot man

Thursday, July 5th 2012

Great Lesson

Thursday, July 5th 2012

great lesson. thank you. 10/10 ))))

Thursday, July 5th 2012

thanks i understood well

Thursday, July 5th 2012

funny and useful.
Thanks

Thursday, July 5th 2012

J’ai beaucoup appris de nouvelles règles dans le cadre de cette lesson.

Bravo !

Thursday, July 5th 2012

Thank you James.
I always am interested in adverbs.

Thursday, July 5th 2012

Thank You For This Video Sir..I have A doubt,Can You Please Tell Me How To/Where to Make A Use Of “THE” In English ???

Thursday, July 5th 2012

Sachinj, you should look for some lessons about this subject in the search bar at the top of the site.

I Bet you will find.

Thursday, July 5th 2012

Thank you ;)

Thursday, July 5th 2012

Useful lesson. I’d never heard the word “seldom” before. I feel sort of stupid now.

Thursday, July 5th 2012

Thanks Teacher. You are awesome. I really enjoy learning. I got 9/10. Keep it up.

Regards,

Imti

Friday, July 6th 2012

thanks so much teacher u always good ! thanks to be there .

nancy

Friday, July 6th 2012

hello i am happy coz ive learned many thing , thank you

Friday, July 6th 2012

thanks a lot it was very clear but i got only 8 out of 10 I’ll play the video once again thanks bro.

Friday, July 6th 2012

^_^ I’ve got it. thanks a million.

Friday, July 6th 2012

Awesome lesson, very well explained!

Friday, July 6th 2012

Great lesson mate

Friday, July 6th 2012

thank u James, I always look your lessons.

Friday, July 6th 2012

Thank you James, i will make sure that i frequently watch your videos, their are helpfull

Friday, July 6th 2012

the lesson is adorable!

Friday, July 6th 2012

not bad

Saturday, July 7th 2012

great job. it helps me to improve my english…

Monday, July 9th 2012

Thanks a lot

Monday, July 9th 2012

good teacher, thank you

Monday, July 9th 2012

yeah, I got it.
So funny and thank you very much !

Monday, July 9th 2012

thank u very much
I want to speak fluently

Monday, July 9th 2012

thank u very much
I want to speak fluently

Monday, July 9th 2012

I would like to learn from you (everyday)

Tuesday, July 10th 2012

it is amazing.. ;)

Tuesday, July 10th 2012

very nice

Tuesday, July 10th 2012

very nice but you speak very quickly so that i cant understand your pronunciation

Tuesday, July 10th 2012

excellent presentation keep on doing like this I’m becoming your fan tks

Tuesday, July 10th 2012

excellent presentation keep on doing like this I´m becoming your fan

Tuesday, July 10th 2012

Thank you James your lessons are perfect.

Tuesday, July 10th 2012

hi my name is marie riene and i waas wondering if you could help me with writing my essay im having trouble to do it

Wednesday, July 11th 2012

hi i was wondering if you coould help me with writing my essay please its to be handed in in due course

Wednesday, July 11th 2012

thanks James, you’re so nice)

Wednesday, July 11th 2012

I saw a video on youtube, the lesson about Simple Past X Past Continuous, and you are fantastic! Good explanation! I will see more othes videos. Tks!

Wednesday, July 11th 2012

very good!

Thursday, July 12th 2012

It’s very helping:), but tell my one thing, how to improve my accent and fluency?

Thursday, July 12th 2012

It is a great stuff to learn English.

Thursday, July 12th 2012

Very great job. Go ahead and never stop because your lesson gets across easily and effectivly.

Thursday, July 12th 2012

You’re good, very good. God Bless you all guys!

Friday, July 13th 2012

Thanks for the lesson.

Saturday, July 14th 2012

My name is Victor, I’m from Mexico I’d like to improve my english and also want to practice it, my skype is victormda1 hope to hear from someone soon and start practicing

Saturday, July 14th 2012

What is the adverb ‘very’ modifying in this sentence?
The cat moved very slowly and scared the small mouse.
The adverb is modifying the adverb ‘slowly’. Adverbs also modify adverbs like “very” !

Sunday, July 15th 2012

Thanks, it was great for me.

Best from Argentina!!

Monday, July 16th 2012

The way you teach english is great. I love your lesson very much. :)

Monday, July 16th 2012

Thanks James for your clearly effective teaching method.

Tuesday, July 17th 2012

you engvid people are rocking

Tuesday, July 17th 2012

Thanks James

Tuesday, July 17th 2012

Hi, I’m from Sao Paulo Brazil and have been studing english since 2006. But I have some questions about grammar and speaking. You are a very good teacher thank you so much

Tuesday, July 17th 2012

thank you for the lesson.
you make it easy to me.

Wednesday, July 18th 2012

hey james plz plz plz plz plz plz could u tell me is this right this is a dark bl;ack coew in there the cow is adverb or not

Wednesday, July 18th 2012

thank you so much

Saturday, July 21st 2012

Thanks a lot >>> a wonderful lesson , thanks James

Saturday, July 21st 2012

That was good Thanks James

Wednesday, July 25th 2012

Thanks dude !

Thursday, July 26th 2012

So, as a rule of thumb, adverbs only comes before VERBS. They always come after everything else (adverbs, adjectives, and verbs with frequency). Correct?

Sunday, July 29th 2012

cheers dude!

Monday, July 30th 2012

10| 10 !! thank you!) =)

Thursday, August 2nd 2012

Great!!! I took 10 in the test…

Friday, August 3rd 2012

10 of 10 im in fayer hahaha. Thanks james you r great

Tuesday, August 7th 2012

10 of 10 im in fayer hahaha. Thanks james you r great

Tuesday, August 7th 2012

thnks bro

Wednesday, August 8th 2012

wow i got ten on ten,the way you teach it worked…thank you Sir James :)

Wednesday, August 8th 2012

Good lesson and great accent i like your way to learn…did i say it right??

Thursday, August 9th 2012

Thanks a lot!!!

Thursday, August 9th 2012

Hi James,
Superb!i love the way you had put the chart and explained the adverbs.

Saturday, August 11th 2012

thanks you are really helpful

Thursday, August 16th 2012

WHOOP WHOOP LOL I ONLY MISSED ONE ON MY ADVERB TEST YEPPYYY :)

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012

You are the best ever :) and very funny :)

Sunday, August 26th 2012

Thanks James you are a good teacher.I appreciate your efforts.

It was a wonderful lesson.
KEEP IT UP :)

Wednesday, August 29th 2012

I was thinking about a simple question.What it will happen when we have a sentence with MORE than a ADVERB?.Will it be a kind of ORDER with them?… Which will it be?,if it were possible.-RICARDO FROM azul,aRGENTINA.-

Thursday, August 30th 2012

I´m repeating!!I was thinking about a simple question:what it will happen when we have a sentence with more thanm an ADVERB?.Will it be a kind of ORDER WITH THEM?… wHICH will it be?,if it were possible.-Ricardo,from AZUL,Argentina.-

Thursday, August 30th 2012

Thank you Teacher James, but to be honest i couldnt get the leasson very clearly. i will re take it .

Thursday, August 30th 2012

Thank You very much!

Friday, August 31st 2012

Thank you big big Teacher James

Saturday, September 1st 2012

Thanks a lot

Sunday, September 2nd 2012

THANK YOU ( VERY- intesifying adverb) MUCH ;)

Sunday, September 2nd 2012

That is so helpful.
Thank you, James.

Tuesday, September 4th 2012

you are awesome.
Now, I understand very well how adverbs works.
Thank you.

Wednesday, September 5th 2012

as always, thank you so much!

Sunday, September 9th 2012

great !! you taught abverb best manner
!!

Sunday, September 16th 2012

many thanks for James about adverbs teaching. I’m so happy when i watch your video.

Tuesday, September 18th 2012

James, can you speak a little slow? Thank you!

Friday, September 21st 2012

thxs.

Monday, September 24th 2012

It’s really clear. Before i saw this video, i ever used adverbs modifying noun as well. so embarrassing.

Wednesday, September 26th 2012

Is there a danger of “over-editing” a mcinsarupt? I’ve never written a novel (I think the idea scares me stoopid – all that planning and writing and brain cell destruction), but even for short pieces, the editing process seems a little daunting, trying to objectively improve your own work. I think even with time and space to breathe, it must be hard to see where and how to improve a mcinsarupt.When I have written my first draft novel, I’ll let you know how the editing goes.The “bird’s eye view” technique is a good concept. I’m going to use that for editing a couple of flash pieces.Adam

Tuesday, October 2nd 2012

interesting lesson thank you guy!!

Tuesday, October 2nd 2012

yay man i got it amazziing love it james sir u rockkkkkk

Thursday, October 11th 2012

hahaha i know it mow yes yes yes daniel bryan cannot do this he can do no ! no ! no!

Thursday, October 11th 2012

You got 10 correct out of 10.
:D

Thursday, October 18th 2012

1st time in my life i did understand tht wht does the effect of adverb in a sentence.

i got 10/10.

Thursday, October 25th 2012

excellent lesson

Monday, November 5th 2012

great teaching
are you have exam?

Monday, November 5th 2012

Thank you very much, you are very good lecturer.

Monday, November 12th 2012

I got 10/10, 100. Yes!!!

Thursday, November 22nd 2012

    me too)))))

    Saturday, November 24th 2012

Very helpful,thnx:)

Saturday, December 1st 2012

Your lessons are great.

Thursday, December 6th 2012

2 good

Tuesday, December 18th 2012

I got 10 out of 10… the quiz’s finished tooo quickly,the more questions the better :)
Good job, James!..you are amazing as always, I mean your videos of course :)

Wednesday, December 19th 2012

use of board awsome!!!!!!

Thursday, December 20th 2012

You speak rather quickly, James! I think you should make advanced lessons only! Thank you, anyway.

Monday, January 7th 2013

    And I got 10 out 10!

    Monday, January 7th 2013

In 9. “bright” isn’t adverb but intensifying adjective, see Quirk grammar thomas

Saturday, January 12th 2013

you’re a excellent teacher, very clear and funny at he same time….thanks a lot James

Saturday, January 19th 2013

great teaching
thank you very much

Sunday, January 27th 2013

10 out of 10!! ^^

Friday, February 15th 2013

Hi,James.I am on advanced level when it comes to reading,speaking and listening,but I am very on confident about my writing and a year from now I am expected to write 1000 word of essays in my course please help any advice will be preciated.i am a big fan of yours u are the the best English teacher ever and I also watch your videos daily.thank u.

Tuesday, February 19th 2013

Hi James. Thank u for the great lessons.I am an advanced English student,when it comes to reading,listening and speaking but my writing is still a big problem any advice tips will be much appreciated.thank u again u are a fantastic teacher.

Tuesday, February 19th 2013

5. Correct or incorrect?
I go always to the store on Friday.

correct
(ans) incorrect
IT IS CORRECT, don’t it?? for example
I go slowly(adverb)
so
I can say that I ga always(adverb)
I know that it is uncommon to say, however there is no grammatical mistake, aren’t it??????

Wednesday, February 27th 2013

you speak too fast!!!

Saturday, March 30th 2013

Thank u a lot
But, u speak too fast!

Sunday, April 14th 2013

James, thank u!

Friday, April 19th 2013

James, you make my day.

Friday, May 3rd 2013

That’s GR8! TNX a lot :-)

Monday, May 27th 2013

Thanks a lot. I got 90 %.

Thursday, May 30th 2013

Thanks James.

Tuesday, July 23rd 2013

Thanks a lot. I got 100 %.

Saturday, August 17th 2013

James, Excellent explanation, you are one of the best teacher.

Saturday, August 24th 2013

James please don’t use schemes like this, because I’m writing it in my copybook and it’s not comfortable.
thanks for this lesson

Sunday, August 25th 2013

thank you for the lesson James, you’re an amazing teacher, even though you speak too quickly :)

Tuesday, October 29th 2013

Thanks a lot! James! Good lesson!

Thursday, December 12th 2013

Thanks James!

Thursday, December 26th 2013

Hello,teacher hope you doing great . actuality I am still finding it difficult in adverb grammar,changing adverb position .Could you please describe adverb with all types adverbs .like,adverb of manner, adverb frequency ect.if you would fo that I will very thankful about it.best regard jan

Tuesday, January 28th 2014

Hello,teacher hope you doing great . actually I am still finding it difficult in adverb grammar,changing adverb position .Could you please describe adverb with all types adverbs .like,adverb of manner, adverb frequency ect.if you would fo that I will very thankful about it.best regard jan

Tuesday, January 28th 2014

Thank you James , I got 10 correct out of 10

Wednesday, February 5th 2014

Thanks very much, Mr. Jon I got 100%.

Sunday, February 16th 2014

    Sorry you are James not Jon

    Sunday, February 16th 2014

Keep up the good work!

Friday, March 21st 2014

what is the adverb “very” modifying in this sentence?
“Very” is adj, teacher. i think “it” should be change to “slowly”. i think someone typed wrong word when accessing databases.

Tuesday, April 15th 2014

    OH, sorry! i have already looked up for it and found it out. In that instance, it’s abverb and modifying slowly. I thought the abverb was “slowly” before. Sorry for that!

    Tuesday, April 15th 2014

I Love your QUIZ very much it is very useful

Wednesday, June 4th 2014

JAMES YOU ARE REALLY AMONG THE BEST TEACHERS I EVER MET. THANKS

Wednesday, June 4th 2014

Thanks James!

Thursday, July 17th 2014

8/10 I actually did better than I thought. But I still need to practice more. Great lesson.

Sunday, July 20th 2014

Perfect, Thx u so much

Tuesday, August 19th 2014

2 averbs together it is possible? “so” and “badly” together it’s seem strange for me grammmaticaly!! and for you what do you think?

Friday, October 3rd 2014

James really teaches well. He explains very well. Now I need to use lot more adjectives….lol Its pleasant experience to unlearn bad English and make language more comfortable, so that others understand better what we speak.

Monday, October 20th 2014

Thanks Mr James for youe efforts. But would you please speak slowly

Thursday, November 20th 2014
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