Adverbs That Start With A

Today I’m sharing more than a hundred adverbs that start with A. This kind of list is handy to have on hand if you are a writer, teacher, homeschool mom, student, or someone who simply enjoys words!

So, whether you are looking for adverbs for a second grade grammar lesson you are teaching OR for a poem you are working on, I hope this list of adverbs that start with A will inspire you.

From descriptive words like adoringly and angelically to adverbs like again and afresh, I think you will find that there is a fantastic selection of adverbs that start with A to choose from.

With that being said, let’s dive into our list of adverbs that begin with A!

List of Adverbs that Start with A

Adverbs that start with A:

  • aback
  • abandonedly
  • abashedly
  • abeam
  • abhorrently
  • abidingly
  • abjectly
  • abloom
  • ably
  • abnormally
  • aboard
  • abominably
  • aboriginally
  • about
  • above
  • abreast
  • abroad
  • abruptly
  • absently
  • absentmindedly
  • absolutely
  • absorbedly
  • abstractedly
  • abstractly
  • absurdly
  • abundantly
  • aburst
  • academically
  • accentually
  • acceptably
  • accessibly
  • accessorily
  • accidentally
  • accordingly
  • alarmedly
  • accountably
  • accurately
  • accusatively
  • acoustically
  • acquisitively
  • accusatorially
  • acrimoniously
  • across
  • acrostically
  • actionably
  • actively
  • actually
  • acutely
  • adaptly
  • additionally
  • adequately
  • adhesively
  • adjacently
  • adjectively
  • adjunctly
  • admirably
  • admittedly
  • adorably
  • adoringly
  • adventurously
  • adverbially
  • adversely
  • advisably
  • affectedly
  • afresh
  • after
  • again
  • agonizingly
  • agreeably
  • aggravatingly
  • all
  • almost
  • almost never
  • along
  • already
  • also
  • always
  • amazingly
  • amblingly
  • amorously
  • amply
  • analogically
  • analytically
  • anatomically
  • ancestrally
  • anciently
  • angelically
  • angrily
  • angularly
  • annually
  • animatedly
  • anxiously
  • any
  • anyhow
  • anyway
  • anywhere
  • apparently
  • aptly
  • arrogantly
  • astonishedly
  • astonishingly
  • astringently
  • asunder
  • atmostphereically
  • atomically
  • attently
  • attributively
  • audaciously
  • audibly
  • authentically
  • automatically
  • auxiliarly
  • aversely
  • away
  • awfully
  • awhile
  • awkwardly
  • axially

Simple Adverb Sentence Examples

Still learning how adverbs function in a sentence? If so, here is a quick overview: adverbs are used to describe a verb, an adjective. or another adverb.

With that being said, an adverb will answer one of the following questions: how? when? where? how much? or how often?

Ready for a few examples?

Note: Most of the sentences use adverbs that start with A, but for the sake of finding good examples, there are adverbs beginning with other letters as well.

Where adverb sentence examples:

  • Sue traveled abroad for her vacation.
  • She looked above while the birds sang overhead
  • The captain welcomed him aboard.
  • Josh moved away from the growling dog.

When sentence examples for adverbs:

  • He already knew the answer.
  • We will meet tomorrow.
  • Yesterday we went jogging.
  • He warned me beforehand that the test questions were difficult.

How adverb sentence examples:

  • Tim smiled awkwardly at the girl he admired.
  • Tonya stared agonizingly at her test paper.
  • Carl adventurously climbed the tallest tree in his yard.
  • Susan absentmindedly forgot her appointment

How Much adverb sentence examples:

  • Janet almost finished first.
  • The girls absolutely refused to move.
  • I fully support his decision.
  • The girl almost fell off her bike.

adverb sentence examples: How Often

  • Annually, I do our taxes.
  • She is always late.
  • We almost never go out to eat.
  • I’ve never visited the Congo.

Tips for teaching Adverbs to Kids:

Are you trying to teach your kids about adverbs? If so, here are a teaching tips to help you along the way!

  • For younger kids, we want them to understand that the adverb tell us more about the verb. Adverbs will answer the questions: where? when? how? how often? and how much? And will commonly end with ‘-ly’ (quickly, slowly, brightly, carefully, sadly, quietly, loudly etc).
  • For older kids, we can begin to teach them that adverbs modify not only verbs, but they can also modify another adverbs or adjectives. See the adverb examples below:

Adverb sentence examples for kids:

  • Adverb describing a verb: He runs quickly .
  • Adverb describing another adverb: He runs very quickly.
  • Adverb describing a adjective: His run was very fast.

Adverb Activities for Kids

Now, let’s explore a few ways we can make learning adverbs fun and engaging for kids. Here are a few activity ideas you can do with this ‘adverbs that start with A’ list.

  • Add an Adverb game: Give you student a sentence and ask them to add an adverb. To give a challenge, see if your students can provide multiple adverbs that would possibly fit in the sentence.
  • Do an Adverb Word Search: If you download the free printable adverb worksheets from below, have your kids to the adverb word search! This is a terrific way to start recognizing the “-ly” words that are commonly used as adverbs.
  • Read picture books about adverbs: A wonderful way for kids to learn the parts of speech, particularly adverbs is to read picture books that teach adverbs! Seeing adverbs in written text is a great way to introduce the different parts of speech.
  • Do an Adverb Brainstorm: Give your kids a verb and see how many adverbs they can come up with for that verb. For example, some adverbs that might describe the word “stared” include: absently, absentmindedly, adoringly, admirably, or agonizingly.

Free printable Adverb Learning Pack

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Q & A For Adverbs That Start With A

1. What are some positive adverbs that start with A?

Adoring, Adoringly, amazingly, abloom, abundantly, afresh, agreeable, and angelically.

2. What are some good ‘ly’ A adverbs for second grade?

Absolutely, actively, actually, agreeable, and awfully.

3. What are some adverbs that start with Ad?

Admirably, admittedly, adorably, adventurously, adverbially, adversely, and advisably.

4. What are some harsh adverbs beginning with A?

Abhorrently, abominably, abruptly, alarmingly, adversely, aggravatingly, angrily, adversely, and awfully.

5. What are some common adverbs beginning with A?

About, above, abruptly, absentmindedly, absolutely, acceptably, additionally, admittedly, actually, and any.

Additional Writing Resources for Kids

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