ADJECTIVES & ADVERBS
RULES TO FOLLOW
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.
The ship was an English vessel. (what kind)
This factory is mine. (which one)
Many people enjoy the annual dinner. (how many, which one)
Modifies an active verb or a verb phrase by expressing manner, place, time, degree, or number.
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)
Introduces a sentence that asks a question
where, when, why and how
When will you return?
How is the trunk being sent?
Denies or contradicts a statement
no, not , never, only, scarcely and hardly
Note: two negative adverbs should not be used together.
- I can scarcely believe my eyes. ( correct)
- I haven’t no more sea shells. (incorrect)
almost finally seldom unusually certainly hardly
quite so usually just rather
very rather fairly nearly too