What does an adjective modify? How about an adverb? Can you tell the difference between the two?
Remember, an adjective modifies a noun or a pronoun while an adverb modifies a verb, an adjective, or another adverb. Most often an adverb has the -ly ending. But not always. Words like very, too, never, not, here, and there are common adverbs.
To read more about adjectives click here
To see a list of common adverbs and the questions they answer click here.
To practice identifying adverbs and adjectives, click on the links below:
Adverb vs. Adjective Practice 1
Adverb vs. Adjective Practice 2
Adverb vs. Adjective Practice 3
Click on the exercises below to practice adverb placement and the use of modals.
Adverb placement #1
Adverb placement #2
Adjectives can compare two things or more than two things. When we make these comparisons, we use comparative and superlative forms of adjectives.
One way to describe nouns (people, objects, animals, etc.) is by comparing them to something else. When comparing two things, you’re likely to use adjectives like smaller, bigger, taller, more interesting, and less expensive. Notice the ‑er ending, and the words more and less. A mistake that both native speakers and non-native speakers make is using incorrectly formed comparative adjectives. See the sentences below for an illustration of this common error:
To continue reading about Comparative and Superlative adjectives click on this link: grammarly.com
To practice using comparatives and superlatives click on the following:
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