AMERICAN ACADEMY CONVENTIONS ADVERBS WHAT IS AN ADVERB? • An adverb is a word that tells about a verb, an adjective, or another adverb. Examples: - Mary and Lilly are playing tennis nicely. - He will do homework today. - John and his friends played tag outside. ADVERB POSITION • An adverb can appear before or after the word it describes. Examples: - Mary and Lilly are playing tennis nicely. - Mary and Lilly are nicely playing tennis. - John and his friends played tag outside. - John and his friends outside played tag. KINDS OF ADVERBS • An adverb may tell how something happens, where something happens, when something happens, or other details. Many adverbs that tell how something is done end in -ly. How? – Tommy accidentally broke the window. Where? – The train stopped nearby. When? – We slowly try to understand the question.