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Adjectives Vs. Adverbs
Katie Malletteon 13 August 2013
Transcript of Adjectives Vs. Adverbs
Adjectives vs. Adverbs
An Adjective modifies, or describes, a noun or pronoun.
An Adverb describes an action verb, adjective, or other adverb.
How can I tell if a word is an adverb or an adjective?
Articles: a, an, the
Think about the word being described!
Is the word a person, place, thing, action, or another modifier?
What is the adjective?
My father took me to a small club once.
We heard an old man play the saxophone.
His saxophone was golden and shiny.
The music sounded strange and mysterious.
Flurries of rhythmic sound surrounded me.
small -> club
old -> man
golden, shiny -> saxophone
strange, mysterious -> music
rhythmic -> sound
What is the adverb?
We talk excitedly about the movie.
Phoebe quietly disagrees with Diane.
She obviously hated the film.
Funny movies never make her laugh.
I think the movie was incredibly funny.
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The sun beat heavily upon the plants.
Adverb - heavily is describing how the sun beat.
The sunshine was beautiful today.
Adjective - beautiful is describing sunshine.
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