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Adverbs That Start With G

Needing some adverbs that start with G?  If so, stick around because I’ve got a huge list of the adverbs that start with G, along with teaching tips, sentence examples, and adverb activity ideas.

This kind of advers list is splendid to have on hand if you are a teacher, homeschool mom, writer, student, or someone who simply enjoys words! (Trust me, my kids and I are always in search of the perfect adverbs to add to our writing.)

So, whether you are looking for adverbs for a poem you are writing OR or to add to a first grade writing prompt I think you will be able to find a good amount of adverbs that start with G to choose from.

From descriptive words like gently and gracefully to adverbs like good and great, there are a ton of fantastic adverbs that start with G.

Now let’s get right into our list!

List of Adverbs that Start with G

Adverbs that start with G:

  • gaddingly
  • gaily
  • gainfully
  • gainlessly
  • gallantly
  • gamely
  • garbledly
  • garishly
  • garrulously
  • gaspingly
  • gatewise
  • gaudily
  • guntly
  • gawkishly
  • gayly
  • gelidly
  • generally
  • generically
  • genetically
  • generously
  • genially
  • genteelly
  • gently
  • genuinely
  • geocentrically
  • geographically
  • geologically
  • geometrically
  • germanely
  • ghastly
  • ghostly
  • giddily
  • gigantically
  • gigglingly
  • gingerly
  • girlishly
  • glacially
  • gladly
  • glamorously
  • glancingly
  • glaringly
  • glassily
  • gleefully
  • glidingly
  • glintingly
  • glisteringly
  • glitteringly
  • gloatingly
  • globally
  • gloomily
  • gloopily
  • gloriously
  • glossily
  • gloweringly
  • glowingly
  • glumly
  • gluttonously
  • gnashingly
  • goadingly
  • godily
  • good
  • good-humored
  • goofily
  • gorgeously
  • goutily
  • gracefully
  • gracelessly
  • graciously
  • gradually
  • grammatically
  • grandiosely
  • grandly
  • granularly
  • graphically
  • gratefully
  • gratifyingly
  • gratingly
  • gravely
  • great
  • greatly
  • greedily
  • grimly
  • grossly
  • grotesquely
  • groudedly
  • growlingly
  • grumpily
  • gruntingly
  • guidinly
  • guiltily
  • guiltlessly
  • gullibly
  • gurglingly
  • gushingly
  • gymnastically

Easy Sentence Examples Using Adverbs

Need a quick overview of how adverbs work in a sentence? If so, let’s go over the basics:

Adverbs are used to modify or describe a verb, an adjective, or another adverb and will answer one of the following questions: how? where? when? how much? or how often?

Ready for some adverb sentence examples?

Note: Most of the sentences use adverbs that start with G, however for the sake of finding good examples, some sentence examples use adverbs that start with other letters as well.

When sentence examples for adverbs:

  • We will leave soon.
  • Tomorrow we fly to Portland.
  • Uncle Ben is coming tonight.
  • Yesterday we went on a drive.

Where adverb sentence examples:

  • They globally broadcasted the news.
  • The map was geographically inaccurate.
  • She had nowhere to go.
  • West searched everywhere for his lost dog.

How adverb sentence examples:

  • The dog growlingly snarled at the mailman.
  • He grumpily climbed out of bed.
  • She gently handled the baby bird.
  • He greedily kept the pie for himself.

Adverb sentence examples: How much?

  • Ted generously piled food onto his plate.
  • She greatly admired her father.
  • He gluttonously ate until he could eat no more.
  • The toddler grandiosely spread her arms to show how much she loved me.

adverb sentence examples: How Often

  • Generally, we go to bed around eight.
  • We frequently visit our grandmother.
  • She has never eaten pizza.
  • They seldom talk to each other.

Teaching Adverbs to Kids

Are you wondering how to teach adverbs to your kids? If so, here are a teaching tips as you get stared.

First of all, if you are starting with an early elementary aged student, it’s important that they 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’ (gently, gorgeously, greatly, generally, godly, etc).

Then, as you move into the upper elementary grades, you want to elaborate on what an adverb can do. Then, begin to explain that adverbs modify not only verbs, but they can also modify another adverbs and adjectives as well. See the different adverb uses below:

Adverb sentence examples for kids:

  • Adverb describing a verb: The girl was good.
  • Adverb describing another adverb: The girl was very good.
  • Adverb describing a adjective: Sally was a very good girl.

List of Adverb Activities for Kids

Now, let’s go over some adverb activities that you can do with your kids to help them learn the different parts of speech:

  • Fill in the adverb game:  Give you kids a sentence and ask them to add a descriptive adverb. To make an added challenge, see if they can provide multiple adverb ideas that could possibly fit in the sentence.

  • Brainstorm Adverb Ideas: Start by choosing a verb (shone, run, sang, danced, etc) and place that word in the middle of your brainstorm map. (available in the free printable.) Next, come up with a list of adverbs that could possibly describe that verb. Lastly, you can discuss which question the adverbs answered about the verb.
  • Read picture books about adverbs: Reading is another fantastic way to learn about adverbs and other parts of speech. You can start with a list of picture books about adverbs and see what you can learn as you read together.

  • Adverb snacking: Have you kids break up into pairs. Take turns describing, how each other is eating their snack (loudly, obnoxiously, slowly, quickly, etc). Write the adverbs down. (Be careful not to describe the snack–that would be an adjective.)

Free Adverb Printables

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Q & A For Adverbs That Start With G

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

Giddily, gladly, glamorously, gleefully, genuinely, glitteringly, gloriously, glowingly, gracefully, grandly, gratefully, gorgeously, grinningly, and gushingly.

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

Greatly, grossly, gracefully, gladly, and gently.

3. What are some adverbs that start with ‘gen’?

Generally, generically, genetically, generously, genially, genteelly, gently, and genuinely.

4. What are some adverbs that start with ‘gr’?

Gracefully, graciously, gradually, grammatically, grandiosely, grandly, granularly, graphically, gratefully, gratifyingly, and gratingly.

5. What are some common adverbs beginning with G?

Great, greatly, good, gently, glaringly, gleefully, glumly, gloriously, good-humored, gracefully, gravely, grimly, globally, and grumpily.

Additional Writing Resources for Kids

Want more than just adverbs? Be sure to check out our Words for Kids page that has a lot of word options, vocabulary lists, ideas, activities, free learning pages, and more!

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