ADVERBS ADVERBS Adverbs describe how when and where

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ADVERBS

ADVERBS

ADVERBS • Adverbs describe how, when and where an action takes place. • They

ADVERBS • Adverbs describe how, when and where an action takes place. • They can modify verbs, adjectives and other adverbs.

ADVERBS • Many adverbs are formed by adding the suffix –mente to the feminine

ADVERBS • Many adverbs are formed by adding the suffix –mente to the feminine form of an adjective. • The -mente suffix is equivalent to the –ly ending in English. • These adverbs tell how something is done. • If the adjective contains a written accent, it remains in place when – mente is added. If there is no written accent, none is added.

ADVERBS WITH THE SUFFIX MENTE • Ejemplos: contento → contentamente rápido → rápidamente inteligente

ADVERBS WITH THE SUFFIX MENTE • Ejemplos: contento → contentamente rápido → rápidamente inteligente → inteligentemente popular → popularmente

ADVERBS WITH THE SUFFIX -MENTE • Adverbs generally follow the verbs they modify and

ADVERBS WITH THE SUFFIX -MENTE • Adverbs generally follow the verbs they modify and precede the adjectives they modify: Ella se viste elegantemente. Estoy absolutamente feliz con mi nuevo coche.

ADVERBS WITH THE SUFFIX -MENTE • If 2 or more adverbs modify the same

ADVERBS WITH THE SUFFIX -MENTE • If 2 or more adverbs modify the same verb, only the final adverb in the series has the suffix –mente (the adjectives will all be in the feminine form): Estudiábamos intensa y cuidadosamente.

ADVERBS WITH THE SUFFIX -MENTE • The construction con + noun is often used

ADVERBS WITH THE SUFFIX -MENTE • The construction con + noun is often used instead of the long adverbs that end in –mente: frecuentemente = con frecuencia cuidadosamente = con cuidado felizmente = con felicidad

COMMON ADVERBS & ADVERBIAL PHRASES a escondidadas secretly; clandestinely a menudo often a tiempo

COMMON ADVERBS & ADVERBIAL PHRASES a escondidadas secretly; clandestinely a menudo often a tiempo on time a veces sometimes apenas hardly; scarcely así like this; like so; in this way bastante sufficiently casi almost de costumbre usually de improviso unexpectedly de vez en cuando now and then en aquel entonces at that time en el acto immediately; on the spot

 • Ejemplos: COMMON ADVERBS & ADVERBIAL PHRASES Vamos de compras al centro commercial

• Ejemplos: COMMON ADVERBS & ADVERBIAL PHRASES Vamos de compras al centro commercial a menudo. El pollo está bastante cocinado. Pablo, escribe así, con letras grandes en el poster.

COMMON ADVERBS & ADVERBIAL PHRASES • The adverbs poco and bien frequently modify adjectives

COMMON ADVERBS & ADVERBIAL PHRASES • The adverbs poco and bien frequently modify adjectives • In these cases poco is the equivalent of the English prefix un-, while bien means rather, well, very or quite El gato es un poco gordo. La comida está bien rica.