An adverb can tell to what extent another adverb modifies a word. An adverb that modifies another adverb is called an intensifier.
My sister runs very fast. (Very tells how fast she runs.)
Almost daily my teacher gives us a quiz. (Almost tells how daily.)
Position of Adverbs
Adverbs that modify other adverbs must go directly before the adverbs they modify.
It seems like my dog can run unusually quickly when she's chasing a cat.
Practice What You've Learned
- Click first on an adverb that modifies another adverb then the adverb it modifies. Repeat for each adverb that modifies an adverb. Do not include the adverbs that modify verbs or adjectives.
- Citrus fruits like oranges and tangerines were once very widely grown in Florida.
- My dog seems to be slightly more intelligent than the average dog.
- That is most assuredly not the way we do things here.
- Meerkats have adapted quite successfully to their environment.
- That dancer moves so gracefully.
- Your answer to that problem is only partially correct.
- I think that is most definitely the best batch of cookies you have made.
- The scientist quite easily solved that problem.
- This costume is normally not how I dress.
- The boys were dressed very handsomely for the homecoming dance.