EfS Grammar IX: Adjectives and Adverbs. A very small difference and the difference that it makes. Adjective Question. What is something/somebody like? An adjective tells us something about the properties (size, shape, colour, etc.) of a person or an object. They are found:.
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A very small difference and the difference that it makes.
What is something/somebody like?
An adjective tells us something about the properties (size, shape, colour, etc.) of a person or an object. They are found:
An adverb tells is something of the closer circumstances of e.g. an action. They are found:
Adverbs are often formed by adding -ly onto an existing adjective:
slow slowly extreme extremely proper properly total totally
But beware of some spellings:
-y happy happily noisy noisily-e1gentle gently-e2whole wholly true truly
And one exception: good well
Some adverb/adjective pairs do not change. Sometimes the word ending in -ly has a different meaning:
Adjective + adverbhardlatehighlovely
Adverbhardly, kaumlately, neulichhighly, sehr, starklovely
Cary Crooner is beautiful.
What is Cary Crooner like?He is beautiful.
He sings beautifully.
How does he sing?Beautifully.
This book is terribly dull.
What is this book like? It is dull.How dull is it? It is terribly dull.
Cary sings extremely beautifully.
How does he sing? He sings beautifully.How beautifully does he sing? He sings extremely beautifully.