Adverbs Exercise II

An adverb is a word that modifies the meaning of a verb, an adjective or another adverb.

In the following sentences, pick out the adverbs and tell what each modifies.

1.    She was quite pleased.
2.    Try again.
3.    She is too fat.
4.    We started early.
5.    I am so happy to meet you.
6.    Too many cooks spoil the broth.
7.    Are you quite happy with the offer?
8.    The railway station is far off.
9.    I have seen him before.
10.    He is somewhat better.
11.    The experience was rather unpleasant.
12.    He died two years ago.
13.    The secret is finally out.
14.    You are old enough to know better.
15.    I would rather wait.


1.    Adverb – quite, Modifies the adjective pleased
2.    Adverb – again, Modifies the verb try
3.    Adverb – too, Modifies the adjective fat
4.    Adverb – early, Modifies the verb started
5.    Adverb – so, Modifies the adjective happy
6.    Adverb – too, Modifies the adjective many
7.    Adverb – quite, Modifies the adjective happy
8.    Adverb – far, Modifies the adverb off
9.    Adverb – before, Modifies the verb seen
10.    Adverb – somewhat, Modifies the adjective better
11.    Adverb – rather, Modifies the adjective unpleasant
12.    Adverb – ago, Modifies the verb died
13.    Adverb – finally, Modifies the adverb out
14.    Adverb – enough, Modifies the adjective old
15.    Adverb – rather, Modifies the verb wait