ADJECTIVES & ADVERBS RULES TO FOLLOW
ADJECTIVES Modifies Nouns Modifies Pronouns
DEFINITION OF AN ADJECTIVE: It tells what kind of person, place, or thing. A noun or a pronoun is. It may also point out which one or how many.
EXAMPLES: The ship was an English vessel. (what kind) This factory is mine. (which one) Many people enjoy the annual dinner. (how many, which one)
AN ADVERB: Modifies an active verb or a verb phrase by expressing manner, place, time, degree, or number.
TYPES OF ADVERBS: Simple Interrogative Negative
EXAMPLES: SIMPLE: She moved quietly. (Manner and tell how) I waited there for an hour. (Place and tell where) You may leave soon. (Time, tells when) I called you once. (Number, tells how many) He sat very still. (Degree, tells how much)
Interrogative Adverb Introduces a sentence that asks a question where, when, why and how
EXAMPLES: Interrogative: When will you return? How is the trunk being sent?
Negative Adverb Denies or contradicts a statement no, not , never, only, scarcely and hardly Note: two negative adverbs should not be used together.
EXAMPLES: Negative - I can scarcely believe my eyes. ( correct) - I haven’t no more sea shells. (incorrect)
Familiar Adverbsto Know almost finally seldom unusually certainly hardly quite so usually just rather very rather fairly nearly too scarcely well
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