Wednesday, 25 January 2012

..adjectives & adverbs..


Adjectives is used to describe nouns. In other word, adjectives describe thing, people, place, and others. For example, fresh orange, green vegetables, fried fish and etc.Adjectives can come before nouns, after the verb 'to-be' and after intransitive verbs (feel, taste, smell, appear, look, sound, seem).
Example of adjectives :

  • A delicious meal
  • A tiring day
  • He is thirsty
  • The cheese smells awful

The comparative form of an adjective or adverb compares two thing. Such comparative are usually formed by adding -er.For example :
  • This knife is sharper than that one
  • Elephant is larger than ant
The superlative are used to compare three or more people or things.These adjectives are usually form by adding -est to an adjectives and using the article 'the' in front of it.For example :
  • Abu is the hungrier than Ali
  • This is the dirtiest food stall I have ever seen


Adverbs are used to describe verbs.Generally, adverbs tell how, when, where the verbs happen.
  • adverbs that tell how an action takes place - quickly, higher, nicely, patiently
  • adverbs that describe when something happen - soon, yesterday, now, today
  • adverbs that describe where something happens - here, outside, inside, around
The family of adverbs :
  1. Adverbs of manner - answer the question HOW (happily, funnily, foolishly, tidily)
  2. Adverbs of place - answer the question WHERE (anywhere, inside, everywhere, behind)
  3. Adverbs of time - answer the question WHEN (tomorrow, soon, recently, presently, lately)
  4. Adverbs of degree - answer the question TO WHAT EXTENT (enough, nearly, greatly,totally)
  5. Adverbs of frequency - answer the question HOW OFTEN (usually, annually, monthly, ever, hardly)

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