Try this fun activity to test your knowledge of the parts of speech. Check your answers here.
Who says adverbs can't be fun? Tom Swifties are puns that use adverbs. The adverbs create a “punny” description between how Tom asked or said something (the adverb) and the words he's quoted as saying. For example, here's a Tom Swifty: “Which way is the cemetery?” Tom asked gravely. (Get it? The word
“Would you turn the light on?” Tom asked ______________.
“That's nothing; I've had a transplant,” Tom's father countered______________.
“I can't tell if that is sleet or hail,” Tom said______________.
“You're driving too fast!” Tom cried______________.
“The florist has run out of flowers,” Tom lamented______________.
“This is the end of our relationship,” Tom declared______________.
“It's too warm in here!” Tom bellowed ______________.
“Because of my new job, I'll have to relocate,” Tom remarked ______________.
“Play ball!” Tom shouted ______________.
“Let's go see a baseball game in Atlanta,” Tom suggested ______________.______________