information about nouns. For example:
- She's an excellent dancer.
- I've got a new apartment.
Adverbs modify verbs, they tell how something
is done. For example:
- She learns quickly.
- You can speak English well.
Adjectives come before
the noun. For example:
- This is a beautiful bird.
"This is a bird beautiful." is incorrect.
They provide information such as size (big,
small), shape (round, square), color (yellow,
green), nationality (Chinese, Polish), and opinion
change depending on number. For example:
She has a cute puppy.
She has three cute puppies.
Note that the adjective doesn't change with
Adjectives also come
after certain verbs such as be, feel, look,
and taste. For example:
- I'm really happy today.
- She's got a new job so she feels great.
- You look wonderful!
- This chicken tastes delicious.
Adverbs are often
formed by adding -ly to an adjective.
- quick (adjective) - He's quick at learning
- quickly (adverb) - He learns quickly.
- bad (adjective) - He didn't get a bad
- badly (adverb) - He didn't do badly
in his test.
For adverbs made
from adjectives ending in "-y" - change
"-y" to "-i" and add "-ly".
- easy (adjective) - He thinks math is
- easily (adverb) - He can do math easily.
- happy (adjective) - He's a happy man.
- happily (adverb) - He works happily
For adverbs made
from adjectives ending in "-le" -
change "-le" to "-ly". For
- simple (adjective) - The teacher makes
difficult things simple.
- simply (adverb) - He teaches simply
Some adverbs are
the same as adjectives. For example:
- He runs fast (adverb) - He's a fast
- He studies hard. (adverb) - It's a
hard life. (adjective)
The adverb of
"good" is "well".
- She's a good pianist.
- She plays the piano well.
Adverbs can also
modify adjectives and other adverbs. For example:
- That's a good book.
- That's a very good book.
- She's a talented girl.
- She's an incredibly talented girl.
- You're right!
- You're absolutely right!