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Verbs and adverbs

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Verbs for purpose

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Adverbs

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Choose a suitable verb to explain the purpose of the robot’s hands.

Verbs for purpose

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El robot tiene manos para llevar.The robot has hands in order to carry.

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manos para llevar

  • Use a dictionary to check that the word is classed as a verb.
  • Verb infinitives usually end in -ar, -er or -ir.

  • The word para means ‘for’ or ‘in order’.
  • It is used to express the purpose of something.
  • It is followed by the infinitive verb form.

Read and compare the phrases to identify a Spanish adverb ending.

Adverbs

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-mente

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My robot has agile fingers in order to write quickly. It’s really practical.Mi robot tiene dedos ágiles para escribir rápidamente. Es realmente práctico.

In English, adverbs are often (but not always) identified by the suffix -ly. Which suffix can identify adverbs in Spanish?

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  • Adverbs describe a verb by explaining how an action is performed.
  • Adverbs can also describe an adjective by explaining how much.

Complete the table to build Spanish adverbs from adjectives.

Adverbs

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English adjective

Spanish adjective

Spanish adjective(feminine form)

Spanish adverb(add -mente suffix)

perfect

complete

precise

easy

perfecto

completo

preciso

fácil

perfecta

completa

precisa

fácil

perfectamente

completamente

precisamente

fácilmente

quick

rápido

rápida

rápidamente

efficient

eficaz

eficaz

eficazmente

Create adverbs to describe how the actions are performed.

Adverbs

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manos para llevar cuidadosamente

The robot has hands in order to carry carefully.El robot tiene manos para llevar cuidadosamente.

cuidadoso - careful