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Adjectives and Adverbs
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Definition Adjectives are words that describe nouns or pronouns. They may come before the word they describe (That is a cute puppy.) or they may follow the word they describe (That puppy is cute.).
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Definition Adverbs are words that modify everything but nouns and pronouns . They modify adjectives, verbs, and other adverbs. A word is an adverb if it answers how , when , or where .
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The only adverbs that cause grammatical problems are those that answer the question how , so focus on these. He speaks slowly . Answers the question how . He speaks very slowly. Answers the question how slowly .
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Generally, if a word answers the question how , it is an adverb. If it can have an -ly added to it, place it there. Exampl es: She thinks slow/ slowly . She thinks how ? slowly. She is a slow /slowly thinker. Slow does not answer how, so no -ly is attached. Slow is an adjective here. She thinks fast /fastly. Fast answers the question how , so it is an adverb. But fast never has an -ly attached to it. We performed bad/
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This note was uploaded on 12/13/2011 for the course ENC 0025 taught by Professor Sattaur during the Fall '11 term at Broward College.

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