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Adverb phrases exercise

Underline the adverb phrases in the following sentences.


Notes: An adverb phrase is a group of words that serves the same purpose as an adverb.
1. She lives in a palatial home.
2. Is there water on the moon?
3. She ran into her room.
4. They chatted for a while.
5. She performed the task with great skill.
6. The desert stretched towards the north.
7. The gun went off with a loud noise.
8. The fishers went sailing over the sea.
9. He lay beside the heap of corn.
10. She whispered in his ear.
11. He fought with all his might.
12. He shouted at the top of his voice.
13. It must be done at any cost.
14. Much water has run under the bridge.
15. Without pausing to consider he struck the blow.

Answers
1. Adverb phrase – in a palatial home
2. Adverb phrase – on the moon
3. Adverb phrase – into her room
4. Adverb phrase – for a while
5. Adverb phrase – with great skill
6. Adverb phrase – towards the north
7. Adverb phrase – with a loud noise
8. Adverb phrase – over the sea
9. Adverb phrase – beside the heap of corn
10. Adverb phrase – in his ear
11. Adverb phrase – all his might
12. Adverb phrase – at the top of his voice
13. Adverb phrase – at any cost
14. Adverb phrase – under the bridge
15. Adverb phrase – without pausing to consider

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Adverb Clauses Exercises:
A. Combine the following sentences using adverb clauses at the end of
the sentence.

1. We watched the robins. They raised their young in our apple tree.
2. Becky read the book. It was recommended by a friend.
3. Dad donates his suits to charity. He has worn them a year.
4. The policemen delayed the drivers. The wrecks were cleared.
5. Ann ate an apple. She studied her vocabulary.

B. Combine the following sentences using adverb clauses at the


beginning of the sentence.

1. Frank started medical training. He drove a forklift for a living.


2. The rains had started the mud slides. The homes were not safe to
live in.
3. Older people love to sit in the park. They feed the birds and visit.
4. I enjoyed camping out. I was much younger.
5. Joe recognised the man. The man had stopped his car to help.

C. Find the adverb clauses in these sentences. What are their


meanings (time, place...)? If it is a reduced adverb clause, add the
missing words.

1. You seem very happy when you help other people.


2. While you wait, we will detail your car.
3. I am happier than I ever was before.
4. That horse is more obstinate than a mule.
5. The woman took notes while being taught to cook with broccoli.
6. Ben fields baseballs better than he hits.
7. As the lions approached the carcass, the cheetahs retreated once
more.
8. While eating, I choked on a bone.

Suggested answers:

A.

1. We watched the robins while they raised their young in our apple
tree.
2. Becky read the book since it was recommended by a friend.
3. Dad donates his suits to charity after he has worn them a year.
4. The policemen delayed the drivers until the wrecks were cleared.
5. Ann ate an apple as she studied her vocabulary.

B.

1. Before Frank started medical training, he drove a forklift for a


living.
2. Because the rains had started the mud slides, the homes were not
safe to live in.
3. While they feed the birds and visit, older people love to sit in the
park.
4. When I was much younger, I enjoyed camping out.
5. After the man had stopped his car to help, Joe recognised him.

C.

1. when you help other people (time)


2. While you wait (time)
3. than I ever was (happy) before (comparison)
4. than a mule (is obstinate) (comparison)
5. while (she was) being taught to cook with broccoli (time)
6. than he hits (baseballs well) (comparison)
7. As the lions approached the carcass (time)
8. While (I was) eating (time)