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Adjectives and Adverbs
Transcript of Adjectives and Adverbs
Adjectives and adverbs are two parts of speech that modify other words.
They are called
nouns and pronouns.
verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs.
To what extent?
Use the form to describe only one thing or action.
form to compare two things or actions.
form to compare three or more things or actions.
Do not use or
with a modifier
that ends in "-er" or "-est."
a tall man
Do you want to go
pronoun = instead of noun
The beautiful girl.
A nice drive.
She was even more beautiful than her sister.
At least it was a nicer drive than the one they'd had yesterday.
She was the most beautiful girl he'd ever seen in his life.
It was the nicest drive they'd taken in a long time.
Adjectives and adverb modifies the sentence by adding information and descriptions
the reward was
there were of sailers in town
Adverbs are often created by adding -ly to an adjective
beautiful - beautifully
nice - nicely
However some adverbs have the same form as adjectives
What happens with the meaning when we add -ly to hard?
example: hard; fast; late
To sum up:
Adjectives and adverbs add description and detail.
Adjectives answer questions such as what kind? how many? whose? or which one?
Adverbs answers questions such as how? when? where? or to what extent?
thereby making a text more interesting to read
happy - happily