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ADJECTIVE OR ADVERB

THE DIFFERENCE
An adjective tells us more about a noun. Example: an expensive car, a clever girl An adverb tells us more about a verb. Example: He talked nervously. Wie ist eine Person (Sache)? adjective. Wie tut eine Person etwas? adverb.

THE ADVERB
HOW TO FORM
Adjective + ly sad sadly quiet quietly softly

nervous nervously soft

Adjectives ending in -y ily happy happily angry angrily

Adjectives ending in le ly terrible terribly capable capably

Adjectives ending in ly friendly in a daily daily

lively

lonely

lovely

silly

friendly way / manner in a lively way / manner in a lonely way / manner in a lovely way / manner in a silly way / manner

early

early

monthly monthly

weekly weekly

yearly

yearly

Irregular forms good fast hard long well fast hard long low low straight straight extra extra doubtless doubtless

Double forms hard near late hard near late hardly = kaum nearly = beinahe lately = in letzter Zeit

HOW TO USE THE ADVERB


Verb + adverb The adverb describes a verb ( eine Ttigkeit wird nher beschrieben). Example: He drove carefully. verb adverb

She sold her verb

house quickly adverb

Adjective + adverb The adverb describes an adjective (ein Adjektiv wird nher beschrieben). Example: Her necklace was horribly expensive. adverb adjective She was terribly sorry. adverb adjective

Adverb + adverb The adverb describes an adverb (ein Adverb wird nher beschrieben). Example: They played terribly badly. adverb adverb He did his absolutely correctly. homework adverb adverb

No adverb with the following verbs forms of to am, is, are, was, were, be: will be, have been, had been seem get turn grow sound look feel taste become smell (aussehen)