Adjectives and adverbs

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Adjectives and adverbs

  1. 1. Adjectives and Adverbs
  2. 2. What is an adjective? Adjectives describe nouns and pronouns. They add information about what kind, which one, or how many. In the following sentence, the adjectives are in bold, and the words they describe are underlined: Two pretty swans swam in the calm water. An adjective clause is a group of words that describes a noun. I enjoy people who like to laugh.
  3. 3. What is an adverb? Adverbs describe verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs. They add information about how, how much, when, where, or why. Adverbs often end with –ly. In the following sentences, the adverbs are in bold, and the words they describe are underlined: You learn quickly. (Learn is a verb.) You learn very quickly. (Quickly is an adverb.) Really fast cars are expensive. (Fast is an adjective.)
  4. 4.  To compare two persons, places, or things, use the comparative form of adjectives or adverbs. This form often uses than. You type faster than I do. Robert is more thoughtful than Tyler. To compare three or more persons, places, or things, use the superlative form of adjectives or adverbs. (See your textbook for more specific details and advice.) You type the fastest of anyone I know. Robert is the most thoughtful of all of our friends.
  5. 5. Comparative Superlative Good, well, bad, and badly do not follow the regular Adjective rules for forming comparatives and good better best superlatives. bad worse worst Adverb well better best badly worse worst
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