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Adverbs That Start With C

Are you looking for some adverbs that start with C?  If so, I’ve got a splendid list of the adverbs that start with C, along with adverb activities, sentence examples, and adverb teaching tips.

This kind of list is great to have on hand if you are a teacher, homeschool mom, writer, student, or someone who simply enjoys words!

So, whether you are looking for adverbs for a story you are writing OR for a second grade grammar lesson you are teaching, I hope this list of adverbs that start with C will give you what you are looking for!

From descriptive words like calmly and cheerily to adverbs like certain and chance, I think you will find that there are a ton of terrific of adverbs that start with C.

Without further ado, let’s get right into our list of adverbs that start with C!

List of Adverbs that Start with C

Adverbs that start with C:

  • calmingly
  • calmly
  • candidly
  • candescently
  • candidly
  • cankeredly
  • cantankerously
  • cannily
  • capably
  • capitally
  • capaciously
  • captivatingly
  • carefully
  • caringly
  • carnally
  • carousingly
  • cartographically
  • casually
  • catechetically
  • categorically
  • catchingly
  • catholicly
  • causally
  • causeless
  • caustically
  • cautiously
  • cavalierly
  • celestially
  • centennially
  • centrally
  • cerebrally
  • ceremonially
  • ceremoniously
  • certain
  • certainly
  • chance
  • chanceably
  • changeably
  • chaotically
  • characteristically
  • chargeably
  • charitably
  • charmingly
  • chastely
  • cheap
  • cheaply
  • cheerfully
  • cheerily
  • cheeringly
  • cheerly
  • chemically
  • chiefly
  • childishly
  • childly
  • chirpingly
  • chivalrously
  • choicely
  • chorally
  • christianly
  • chromatically
  • churlishly
  • circularly
  • circumferentially
  • circumspectively
  • circumspectly
  • civily
  • clammily
  • clancularly
  • clashingly
  • classically
  • clairvoyantly
  • clemently
  • clatteringly
  • cleanlily
  • cleanly
  • clear
  • clearly
  • cleverly
  • clinically
  • closely
  • cloudily
  • clumsily
  • clusteringly
  • coarsely
  • cogently
  • coaxingly
  • coequally
  • cognizably
  • coherently
  • colorfully
  • coincidently
  • cold
  • coldly
  • collect
  • collectedly
  • collectively
  • comely
  • comically
  • comfortably
  • commandingly
  • commercially
  • commonly
  • compactedly
  • comparably
  • comparatively
  • compassionately
  • compatibly
  • competently
  • complacently
  • completely
  • compliantly
  • confidently
  • conscientiously
  • considerately
  • consistently
  • craftily
  • crazily
  • credibly
  • credulously
  • creepingly
  • crescendo
  • cretaceously
  • criminally
  • crisply
  • critically
  • crookedly
  • crossly
  • crudely
  • cruelly
  • cryptically
  • culinarily
  • culturally
  • cunningly
  • curiously
  • currently
  • curtly
  • customarily
  • cynically

Simple Adverb Sentence Examples

Are you wondering how adverbs work in a sentence? If so, here is a quick overview: adverbs are used to modify or describe a verb, an adjective, or another adverb.

Furthermore, an adverb will answer one of the following questions: how? where? when? how much? or how often?

Now for some examples.

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

Where adverb sentence examples:

  • Here comes the train.
  • Timothy fell down.
  • We have nowhere to go.
  • He searched everywhere for his keys.

When sentence examples for adverbs:

  • Currently, over 70 students are signed up for the field trip.
  • She had already heard the news.
  • We will see you tomorrow.
  • Yesterday we went to the mall.

How adverb sentence examples:

  • Tom spoke confidently during his interview.
  • The nervous dog cautiously wagged its tail.
  • Jane cheerfully greeted each guest.
  • The spider casually crawled across the floor.

How Much adverb sentence examples:

  • I am constantly reminded of my blessings.
  • The toddler completely refused to budge.
  • I completely support her decision.
  • Sarah knew considerably more than her opponent.

adverb sentence examples: How Often

  • The town centennially celebrates its founding.
  • We almost caught the thief.
  • I’ve never eaten a burger.
  • They sometimes read together.
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Adverb Teaching Tips for Kids:

Are you starting to introduce adverbs to your kids? If so, here are a adverb teaching tips to help you get started.

First let’s talk about younger kids (early elementary. These kids need to understand that an adverb tells us more about the verb. Adverbs will answer the questions: where? when? how? how often? and how much? And will commonly end with ‘-ly’ (calmly, compassionately, completely, carefully, consistently, etc).

Next, for upper elementary you want to elaborate on what an adverb can do. Then, begin to teach them that adverbs modify not only verbs, but they can also modify another adverbs and adjectives as well. See the different adverb examples below:

Adverb sentence examples for kids:

  • Adverb describing a verb: Her shoes fit comfortably .
  • Adverb describing another adverb: Her shoes fit very comfortably.
  • Adverb describing a adjective: Her wore very comfortable shoes.

Teaching Adverb Activities for Kids

Now, let’s go over some adverb activity options for kids that will be engaging and fun.Here are a few activity ideas you can do with this ‘adverbs that start with C’ list.

  • Tell a Story: Get comfortable and do some storytelling out loud with your kids. But, before you get started write a list of adverbs that you could potentially include in your story. Make it fun, and see how many adverbs you can fit into the storyline.

  • Solve an Adverb Word Search: An adverb word search is a fun way for kids to get acquainted with adverbs (particularly the ‘-ly’ words. (There is a free adverb word search in the adverb printable pack below.)
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  • Play Adverb Charades: Make two piles of cards, one of learning verbs, and the other of descriptive adverbs. To play, have the ‘actor’ chose one word from each pile and then act it out for the other people to solve. (For example, sing loudly, walk slowly, or smile sweetly.)

  • Brainstorm Adverbs: Ask your students to come up with a verb and see how many adverbs they can come up with for that verb. (There is a free adverb brainstorm sheet in the free adverb activity pack.)
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Free printable Adverb Learning Pack 

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Q & A For Adverbs That Start With C

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

Calmly, candescently, caringly, cheerfully, cheerily, cheeringly, choicely, comfortably, compassionately, and charmingly.

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

Calmly, carefully, cheerfully, coldly, comfortably, commonly, certainly, clearly, and currently.

3. What are some adverbs that start with Ch?

Chaotically, characteristically, charitably, charmingly, cheerfully, childly, chivalrously, choicely, and chorally.

4. What are some harsh adverbs beginning with C?

Caustically, clashingly, coarsely, coldly, commandingly, criminally, critically, crudely, cruelly,

5. What are some common adverbs beginning with C?

Capably, carefully, cautiously, collectively, commonly, comparatively, completely, confidently, considerably, and certainly.

More Writing Resources for Kids

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