Adjective or Adverb
In order to decide if you should use an adjective or adverb, you must decide what the word is describing or giving more information about. If it is describing a noun, then you need an adjective. If it is describing or modifying a verb, an adjective or another adverb, you need an adverb.
Sounds easy? Not so fast…
It is important to know that adjectives are used with linking verbs. What is a linking verb? Study the lists below:
|to look||to sound||to feel|
|to taste||to seem||to grow|
|to stay||to become||to appear|
|to smell||to remain||to be|
Linking Verbs – To be
It is also important to know that linking verbs do not show action.
Since some linking verbs can be used as action verbs as well, you must study the sentence to see how the verb is used.
The soup tastes good (linking)
Dad tastes the soup (action)
Now go forth and practise:
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Adjective vs Adverbs
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