September 16, 2014

Oh, Adverb

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[Sung to the tune of Barry Manilow's "Mandy]

I remember all my life
hearing how words modify
An adverb tells us “how”
The “why” to a question
Telling us degree
The “where” stacks up with

“When” as just another way
Modifiers like to play
Minus that L-Y
I have an adjective
I never realized
you change quick into quickly, oh Adverb

Well you wanted to modify action
but I forgot to add L-Y, oh Adverb
will you help me speak not loud but loudly
I need you today, oh Adverb

I’m playing but I’m playing nice
I walked away before L-Y
Caught up in a world of sentence mangling
My noun’s behaving bad
And teacher is crying, oh Adverb

Well you wanted to modify action
but I forgot to add L-Y, oh Adverb
will you help me walk not slow but slowly
I need you today, oh Adverb

Writing well’s a dream; I face the music
Drowning in red ink
my grade is falling, oh Adverb

Well you wanted to modify action
but I forgot to add L-Y, oh Adverb
will you help me stop not quick but quickly
I need you today, oh Adverb

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