Adjectives and Adverbs
What are adjectives and adverbs words?
What is the difference between an adjective and an adverb?
How to identify an adverb or adjective?
Adjectives and Adverbs
1) An adjective is a word or set of words that modifies (i.e. describes) a noun or pronoun. Adjectives may come before or after the word they modify.
This is a cute cat. This cat is cute.
An adverb is a word or set of words that modifies verbs, adjectives, or other adverbs. Usually adverbs modify verbs, telling us how, how often, when, or where something was done.
We walked really slowly.
2) Adjectives tell us something about a person or a thing. Adjectives can modify nouns (e.g. girl, boy etc.) or pronouns (e.g. we, it etc.).
Lilly is an honest person.
The movie was awful! The plot is simply boring.
There are many pairs of adjectives ending in -ing and -ed. Remember that if something is -ing, it makes you -ed.
He is excited because the event is exciting.
I am annoyed because this whole situation is annoying.
Sometimes we use two or more adjectives together. Quantity/number and quality/opinion adjectives usually go before fact adjectives.
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