Adjectives and Adverbs

I think the adjective ”post-modernist” really means ”mannerist.” Books about books is fun but frivolous. – Angela Carter

Adjectives – A part of speech that describes a noun or pronoun. Adjectives are usually placed just before the words they qualify.

Adverb– A part of speech that modifies a verb, an adjective, or another adverb. Adverbs usually answer such questions as “How?” “Where?” “When?” or “To what degree?”.

Adjectives and Adverbs identify a distinctive feature of something.

To distinguish between adjectives and adverbs see if the word fits in one or both of the following. If it does it is an adjective.

She was very ………. It was very ……….

Some adjectives should not be used with the intensifier “very”. And notice other noun modifiers do not fit these blinks – this helps to distinguish adjectives from other noun modifiers.

Most adverbs are adjectives with the suffix -ly. Adverbs are also nouns with the suffix -wise.

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