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ADJECTIVES & ADVERBS

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ADJECTIVES

Modifies NounsModifies Pronouns

DEFINITION OF AN ADJECTIVE:

It tells what kind of person, place, or thing. A noun or a pronoun is.It may also point out which one or how many.

EXAMPLES:

The ship was an English vessel. (what kind)This factory is mine. (which one)Many people enjoy the annual dinner. (how many, which one)

AN ADVERB:

Modifies an active verb or a verb phrase by expressing manner, place, time, degree, or number.

TYPES OF ADVERBS:

SimpleInterrogativeNegative

EXAMPLES:

SIMPLE:She moved quietly. (Manner and tell how)I waited there for an hour. (Place and tell where)You may leave soon. (Time, tells when)I called you once. (Number, tells how many)He sat very still. (Degree, tells how much)

Interrogative Adverb

Introduces a sentence that asks a questionwhere, when, why and how

EXAMPLES:

Interrogative:When will you return?How is the trunk being sent?

Negative Adverb

Denies or contradicts a statement no, not , never, only, scarcely and hardlyNote: two negative adverbs should not be used together.

EXAMPLES:

Negative - I can scarcely believe my eyes. ( correct)- I haven’t no more sea shells. (incorrect)

Familiar Adverbsto Know

almost finally seldom unusually certainly hardly quite sousually

just rather very rather fairly nearly too scarcely well