Adverbs

What Do Adverbs Modify? An adverb is a word that modifies (describes) a verb (he sings loudly), an adjective (very tall), another adverb (ended too quickly), or even a whole sentence (Fortunately, I had brought an umbrella). Adverbs often end in -ly, but some (such as fast) look exactly the same as their adjective counterparts. […]

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Adjectives

What Are Adjectives? Adjectives are words that describe the qualities or states of being of nouns: enormous, doglike, silly, yellow, fun, fast. They can also describe the quantity of nouns: many, few, millions, eleven. Adjectives Modify Nouns Most students learn that adjectives are words that modify (describe) nouns. Adjectives do not modify verbs or adverbs […]

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