Sunday, July 29, 2012

English 101: Adjectives and Adverbs

Adjectives modify nouns

Examples:

1. a big house
2. an open window


3. delicious apple
4. a beautiful lady
5. an honest student

Adverbs modify verbs. They tell us how we do something.

Examples:

1. They speak softly.
2. Maria dances beautifully.


3. He runs fast.
4. John wishes to stay in the Philippines permanently.
5. Cross the street safely.

We can form many adverbs by adding ly to an adjective.

Examples:

1. soft = softly
2. rapid = rapidly
3. serious = seriously
4. bad = badly
5. cheerful = cheerfully

However, some words can be used as either adjectives or adverbs without any changes in form.

Examples:

1. Tom is a hard worker. (as adjective).  Tom works hard. (as adverb)
2. Jessica is a late comer. (as adjective).  She is always late. (as adverb)

Practice Test:

Supply the correct form of the adjective or adverb.

slow   1.  Carina is a very __________ student.
easy    2. My grandma can do ________ exercise.
fast     3.  Mario walks ________.
beautiful  4. He plays the piano ____________.
hard    5.  Aida works very _______ in her new project.
complete 6. The teacher agrees with her students ___________.
permanent 7. They are holders of ____________ visas.
late  8. Father seldom comes _________.
quick.  9. Come _________.
low 10. Fe often gets ______ grades in Science.

Answers:



1. slow
2. easy
3. fast
4. beautifully
5. hard
6. completely
7. permanent
8. late
9. quickly
10. low










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