We have a few Adverbs and Adjectives worksheets and activities on the site. Enough to create a scheme of work if you need. This set of adverb worksheets is aimed at grade 5 students. (although you can scale this up and down depending on the ability of your students.

We will look at the difference between an Adverb and an Adjective below, and after the worksheets / downloads we have links to many more resources covering both grammar points. If you need to jump ahead to these resources you can click here.

What is the Difference Between an Adverb and an Adjective?

Although the two look very similar in both appearance and function their role in English is very different.

What is an Adverb

An Adverb describes a verb, an adjective or even other adverbs. It describes how an action is being performed. For example; The children walk quietly to the bus stop. Quietly describes how the children are walking. Walking being the verb. Although many adverbs end in the letters/ly/, there are, like many rules in English, exceptions.

Adverbs Grade 5 worksheets

What is an Adjective

An Adjective describes nouns. The highlight specific attributes of nouns. The big dog, the fast car, the angry teacher for example. it is possible for adjectives and adverbs to be the same word (same form). though there use is very different.

Adverbs with the same spelling as Adjectives

Below are examples of adverbs with the same spelling as the adjective.

Adjective and AdverbAdjective ExampleAdverb Example
longThe road is longThey didn’t stay long
hardThe exam is hardWe worked hard at school.
closeThe swimming pool is close. Don’t stand so close to me
farThe exam is far in the future. We walked far from home.
lateA late meeting. The movie started late.
fastThe plane is fast. The dog ran fast

There is a handy video here to help you

In This Set of Adverbs and Adjectives Worksheets.

Adverbs Grade 5 worksheet 1

In this set we have an explanation page to help you and your students learn or revise the difference between adjectives and adverbs and then we have graded Adverb worksheets that progress in difficulty. They are able to be used as stand alone Adverb worksheets or as a pack if you really want a lot of practice.

They ask students to rewrite sentences from adjective to adverb, and ask them to think of different ways to express sentence.s. These adverb worksheets, as mentioned, are designed for approximately grade 5 students. However, you know your students best so they can be levelled up or down depending on their ability.

You can download them using the link below. (if you are on mobile the examples may or may not show deenindign on the model of your phone) how ever the link will still be there.

Further Adverb and Adjective Resources and Teaching Aids

Below we have a selection of some of the adverb and adjective resources you can access on this site. These range from worksheets, games and classroom activities all the way to online games to play in the home and classroom.


The differences between Adverbs and Adjectives can be difficult to grasp for English students. Hopefully these worksheets, and the other adverb resources we have listed will help it all start to make more sense.

Don’t forget to check out all the other FREE resources we have on the site and happy teaching!

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