Adjectives Modify Nouns
- Adjectives are placed directly before a noun:
Tom is an excellent singer.
I bought a comfortable chair.
She's thinking about buying a new house.
- Adjectives are also used in simple sentences with the verb 'to be'. In this case, the adjective describes the subject of the sentence:
Jack is happy.
Peter was very tired.
Mary'll be excited when you tell her.
Adverbs Modify Verbs, Adjectives and Other Adverbs
- Adverbs are easily recognized because they end in '-ly' (with a few exceptions!):
Adjective - careful / Adverb - carefully
Adjective - quick / Adverb - quickly
- Adverbs are often used at the end of a sentence to modify the verb:
Jack drove carelessly.
Tom played the match intelligently.
Jason talks about his classes constantly.
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