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What is the Difference between an Adjective and an Adverb?

In grade 2, students learn to distinguish between adjectives and adverbs. Adverbs are words that describe verbs and adjectives are words that describe nouns. To help support students in learning to make this distinction, we have created a series of grammar worksheets.

Let’s take a closer look.

Adverbs and adjectives

This set of worksheets asks students to circle the adverbs and underline the adjectives in a grid of words.

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Adverbs and verbs in sentences

In these worksheets, students work on finding the verb in sentences and the adverb that describes that verb.

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Using adverbs in sentences

Here students are given a word bank and are asked to complete the sentences with the correct adverbs.

using adverbs in sentences

Adverbs and adjectives in sentences

Students are given two options to choose from to complete the sentences in these worksheets. They also have to identify if the selection is an adjective or an adverb.

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Complete the story with adjectives and adverbs

In these fill the blanks story worksheets, students really put their knowledge of adjectives and adverbs to the test. With the use of a word bank, they’ll have to complete the story with the correct adjectives or adverbs, which means first identifying if the gaps need an adverb or an adjective.

adverbs or adjectives in stories 
You’ll find the full set of worksheets in our grade 2 grammar section on adverbs.