Adverbs & Adverbial Phrases
|Find the Subject—|
Who or what is doing the action?
|Does the verb express an occurrence?||how, when, where|
To find the subject and verb, say: who/what + verb (it falls down, it freezes, it blooms)
Verbs that express an occurrence will not have a predicate nominative or an object.
They may have an adverb or an adverbial phrase.
Someone falls down.
Flowers bloom slowly or quickly.
We go to sleep slowly or quickly.
down the stairs (where),
often (how often),
during class (when)
because of an illness (why)