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Fronted Adverbials micro-lesson

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This lesson is all about fronted adverbials. Fronted adverbials give more information about a sentence. They might tell you when, where, or how something happened. A fronted adverbial is placed at the beginning of the main clause and is always followed by a comma. Let's look at an example of using a fronted adverbial with the sentence, “Jack ate his burger.” I'm going to use the fronted adverbial, “Hungrily,” and put it at the beginning of the sentence and add a comma after. Now, it reads, “Hungrily, Jack ate his burger.” Now, let's add a fronted adverbial to the sentence, “Jade brushed her teeth.” Right, this time, I'm going to use a front adverbial to describe when Jane brushed her teeth. “Before bedtime, Jade brushed her teeth.” Can you find the fronted adverbial in the following sentence, “In the bathroom, there was a large spider?” The answer is, “In the bathroom.”

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  • Fronted adverbials should only be used when writing fiction.

    1) No
    2) Yes
  • Identify the Fronted Adverbial in the sentence: Suddenly, she heard a loud bang.

    1) Suddenly
    2) a loud bang
    3) she heard a loud bang
    4) Suddenly she heard
  • What do fronted adverbials do?

    1) Fronted adverbials give more information about a sentence
    2) Fronted adverbials describe a noun
    3) Fronted adverbials describe a verb
    4) Fronted adverbials make a sentence boring
  • What is a fronted adverbial followed by

    1) a comma
    2) an apostrophe
    3) a full stop
    4) an exclamation mark
  • Where do you find fronted adverbiials in a sentence

    1) At the beginning of a main clause
    2) At the end of a sentence
    3) In the middle of the sentence
    4) They can be placed anywhere in a sentence
  • Which fronted adverbial DOES NOT tell you when something happened?

    1) Angrily
    2) At noon,
    3) At the weekend,
    4) After break,
  • Which fronted adverbial tells you how something happened?

    1) Gently,
    2) Firstly,
    3) In the garden,
    4) After dinnertime,
  • Which fronted adverbial tells you where something happened?

    1) Under the sea,
    2) During the holidays,
    3) Slowly,
    4) Finally,
  • Which sentence contains a fronted adverbial?

    1) Hungrily, Jack ate his burger
    2) Jack hungrily ate his burger
    3) Jack ate his burger hungrily
    4) Jack ate hungrily his burger
  • Which sentence contains a fronted adverbial?

    1) Before bedtime, Jade brushed her teeth
    2) Jade before bedtime brushed her teeth
    3) Jade brushed her teeth before bedtime
    4) Jade brushed her teeth in the evening

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