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Adjectives and adverbs

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ADJECTIVES & ADVERBS

ADJECTIVES & ADVERBS

RULES TO FOLLOW

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ADJECTIVES

ADJECTIVES

Modifies Nouns

Modifies Pronouns

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Definition of an adjective:

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.

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EXAMPLES:

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)

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An adverb:

An adverb:

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

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Types of adverbs:

Types of adverbs:

Simple

Interrogative

Negative

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EXAMPLES:

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)

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Interrogative Adverb

Interrogative Adverb

Introduces a sentence that asks a question

where, when, why and how

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EXAMPLES:

EXAMPLES:

Interrogative:

When will you return?

How is the trunk being sent?

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Negative Adverb

Negative Adverb

Denies or contradicts a statement

no, not , never, only, scarcely and hardly

Note: two negative adverbs should not be used together.

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EXAMPLES:

EXAMPLES:

Negative

- I can scarcely believe my eyes. ( correct)

- I haven’t no more sea shells. (incorrect)

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Familiar Adverbs to Know

Familiar Adverbs to Know

almost finally seldom unusually certainly hardly

quite so usually just rather

very rather fairly nearly too

scarcely well

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