Adverbs are used to describe how, where, or when an action takes place. They are a powerful, and often overlooked, part of speech. Adverbs can provide specific insight to completely alter the message the reader is receiving. For example, I could say, “Robert excitedly approached the roller-coaster and eagerly took his seat,” or I could say,” Robert cautiously approached the roller-coaster and hesitantly took his seat.” By simply changing the adverbs I choose, I changed the entire understanding of the situation for my reader. Young writers can benefit from harnessing the power adverbs can provide.
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