What is one way that the following sentence can be improved with the addition of an adverb?: They put a tarp over their truck because they were worried that the incoming sandstorm could damage the truck's new paint.

2 Answers
Mar 21, 2018

Answer:

Hastily, quickly, etc.

Explanation:

They hastily/quickly put (hastily/quickly is describing how they put the tarp) a tarp over their truck because they were worried that the incoming sandstorm could damage the truck's new paint.

I would use hastily/quickly because they don't want the sandstorm to damage their truck, so they would have to put the tarp on as soon as possible to prevent damage.

Mar 21, 2018

Answer:

See below:

Explanation:

Adverbs are words that tell

  • How: peacefully, gracefully, swiftly, etc.
  • When: tomorrow, then, now, etc.
  • Where: abroad, across, outside, etc.
  • How much: quite, fairly, too, etc.
  • How often: always, often, usually, etc.

A broad way of determining adverbs is that they usually end in "#"ly"#" such as #"gradual"##color(blue)"ly"#, #"jovial"##color(blue)"ly"#, #"masterful"##color(blue)"ly"#.

In your sentence I would add a #"how"# adverb, since they are probably worried and doing their work quickly:

  • They #color(orange)"hastily"# put a tarp over their truck because they were worried that the incoming sandstorm could damage the truck's new paint.