Adverbs & Adverbial Phrases

NOMINATIVE

CONJUGATED VERB

ADVERB

Find the Subject—
Who or what is doing the action?

Does the verb express an occurrence?

how, when, where

To find the subject and verb, say: who/what + verb (it falls down, it freezes, it blooms)

Verbs that express an occurrence will not have a predicate nominative or an object.
They may have an adverb or an adverbial phrase.
Examples
Someone falls down.
Flowers bloom slowly or quickly.
We go to sleep slowly or quickly.
Plants freeze.
Someone falls
down the stairs (where),
often (how often),
hard (how)
Someone sleeps
during class (when)
because of an illness (why)
 
 

Der Mann
Das Kind
Die Frau

schläft
lacht
schwimmt

gut.
laut.
schnell.