Adverbs and Adjectives

Adjectives vs Adverbs
 Adjectives

are used to describe / modify nouns: Ann is beautiful. The puppy is cute. are used to describe / modify verbs, adjectives other adverbs or a whole sentence: He speaks slowly. That problem was extremly difficult. She is trying very hard to learn English. Fortunately, he was there.

 Adverbs

Types of adverbs
 Adverbs

of time: She came yesterday. place: Your friend is waiting downstairs. manner: He sang beautifully. degree: I almost won the game.

How to form adverbs?
 Add

–ly to an adjective to form the adverb: quiet → quietly; perfect → perfectly the - y into - i and add - ly to an adjective ending in - y: busy → busily; happy → happily

 Change

 Drop

the final - e of adjectives (that end in - e) and add ly: terrible → terribly; possible → possibly - ally to adjectives ending in – ic: logic → logically; tragic → tragically

 Add

Andjectives ending in – ly
 There

are adjectives ending in – ly. Don’t mistake them for adverbs!

friendly → She smiled in a friendly way. lively → She danced in a lively manner. Other examples: lovely, lonely, ugly, deadly, chilly, womanly, curly, silly, etc.

 She

is wonderful.  She seems nice.  She got angry.  This hot dog tastes good.