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Adjectives
Adjectives and
and Adverbs
Adverbs

Or
really
Is it real windy?
windy?
This presentation
explains how to
discriminate
between and use
correct adjectival
and adverbial
forms.
An
An adjective
adjective and/or
and/or adverb
adverb
item
item on
on an
an objective
objective testtest
might
might look
look like
like this
this ......
Sample
Sample Item
Item

Jacob ate slow,


slowly
slow,chewing
chewing
, chewing
his
hishis
food
food
food
thoroughly.
thoroughly
thoroughly
. .
AA BB
His mother was really
really impressed
impressed since
since she
she
C
often accused him of bolting dinner.
Slow
Slow must
must
Is
Is slow
slow ,,
A.
A.slowly
slowly become
become
thoroughly
thoroughly
slowly
,, or
or
B.thorough slowly
really
,, aa fix
fix
really aa
A
that
that option
option A
C.real problem?
problem?
makes.
makes.
D.No change is necessary.
Adjectives describe nouns
Adjectives describe nouns..

handsome
The man lay on the lay on the red
couch.
man
couch.

Im not sure
Thats not
handsome
very
is the right
descriptive!
adjective.
Adverbs modify verbs
Adverbs modify verbs,, adjectives
adjectives,,
and other
and other adverbs
adverbs..

shamelessly
The man flirted in a bold manner.
flirted in an
extremely bold manner.

Sometimes
successfully!
What sounds
What sounds right is not
right is not
always
always correct!
correct!

really
Kenny thinks that he is real cool.
cool.

Totally hip people


know that the adverb
really needs to
modify an adjective
like cool!
Quick
Quick Test
Test

Directions: In the items that follow, choose


the option that corrects an error in the
underlined portion(s). If no error exists, choose
No change is necessary.

Blow us away
with what you
know.
Item
Item 1
1

Farzana did poor


poor on
poorlyonon
her
her
her
algebra
algebra
algebra
quiz.
quiz.
quiz.
She
She
She
A
couldnt concentrate well
well because
because herher tablemate
tablemate
B
was chomping noisily
noisilyon
onaapiece
pieceofofgum.
gum.
C

A.
A.poorly
poorly
B.good
C.noisy
D.No change is necessary.
Item
Item 2
2

Lawrence cheated on the chemistry test, but he is


still very
very happy
happy with
with his
his AA..

A.real
B.so
C.well
D.No change
changeisisnecessary.
necessary.
Item
Item 3
3

The excruciatingly long school day put Wanda in


The excruciating
excruciatinglong
longschool
schoolday
dayput
putWanda
Wandainin
A
A
a bad
bad mood.
mood. She
She was
was very
verytired
tiredand
andjust
just
a bad mood. She was very tired and just
B C
B C
wanted to go home to relax.
wanted to go home to relax.
A.excruciatingly
A.excruciatingly
B.worser
B.worser
C.real
C.real
D.No change is necessary.
D.No change is necessary.
Item
Item 4
4
The horrifying
horrifyingnews
newsthat
thatProfessor
ProfessorAnderson
Anderson
A
was assigning another 10-page paper made his

students complain bitter


bitterabout
bitterly
about
about
his
hishis
very
very
very
hard
hard
hard
B C
requirements.

A.horrifyingly
B.bitterly
bitterly
C.real demanding
D.No change is necessary.
Item
Item 5
5

The duck quacked loud,


loud, hoping
hoping that
that we
we would
would
throw it some of our French fries.

A.loudest
B.real loud
C.loudly
loudly
D.No change is necessary.
Item
Item 6
6

Mr. Hodges says to quit gossiping about Veronica


and finish typing his report real
real quick.
quick.

A.very quick
B.real quickly
C.right
right now
now
D.No change is necessary.
Item
Item 7
7

We roasted in the very


very hot
hotsun,
sun,sweat
sweatpouring
pouring
A
profuse off
profuse
profuselyoffoff
our
ourour
skin.
skin.
skin.
Thoughts
Thoughts
Thoughts
of
oficed
of
iced
iced
tea
tea
tea
and
and
and
BB
lemonade plagued us mercilessly.
mercilessly.
C

A.real hot
B.profusely
profusely
C.merciless
D.No change is necessary.
Item
Item 8
8
We moved into the new apartment real real easy.
easilyeasy
. .
AA
Rebecca shamelessly
shamelesslyflirted
flirtedwith
withsome
somestrong
strong
B
neighbors who were happy
happy to to help
help with
with the
the
C
heavy boxes.

A.
A.easily
easily
B.shameless
C.happily
D.No change is necessary.
Item
Item 9
9
Alex did good
goodduring
well during
duringhis
his
hisspeeches,
speeches,
speeches,addressing
addressing
addressing
AA
his classmates with confidence and poise. But he

did poorly
poorlyfor
forthe
thesemester
semesterbecause
becausehe
henever
never
B
submitted homework punctually.
punctually.
C
A.well
well
B.poor
C.punctual
D.No change is necessary.
Item
Item 10
10

The incessant
incessantloud
incessantly loud
loud
barks
barks
barks
ofofher
of
her
her
neighbors
neighbors
neighbors
dogs
dogs
dogs
A
kept Diane from getting a good
good nights
nights sleep.
sleep. She
She
B
did not feel well
well rested
rested the
the next
next day.
day.
C

A.
A.incessantly
incessantly
B.well
C.good
D.No change is necessary.
The End.