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Adverbs (Interactive Test)

A Test on Adverbs

Test your understanding of the term "adverb" with this interactive test. This test is linked to the lesson on adverbs, which also has a test.

This test starts by testing just classic adverbs (e.g., happily, quickly, silently), but from Level 8 it includes adverbial phrases (e.g., The boy ran like the wind) and adverbial clauses (e.g., The boy ran like his life depended on it).
Interactive Test
Click on the adverbs:

Types of Adverbs
Remember, an adverb is not always a single word, and an adverb does not always tell you how an action is performed. For example, an adverb might tell where or why an action is performed. Here is a list of the different types of adverbs:
  • Adverb of Place (e.g., I did not put it in the box.)
  • Adverbs of Manner (e.g., The lion crawled like an escaped convict.)
  • Adverbs of Degree (e.g., He boxed more cleverly.)
  • Adverb of Condition (e.g., If it rains, the party will be ruined.)
  • Adverb of Concession (e.g., A loud voice cannot compete with a clear voice, even if it's a whisper.)
  • Adverbs of Reason (e.g., Given today's strong tide, you should expect a tough swim.
Read more about adverbs.
Read more about adverbial phrases.
Read more about adverbial clauses.