[2015] Rayna Mehta (Rabe 15-16): Poetry

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[2015] Rayna Mehta (Rabe 15-16): Poetry

Adjectives and Adverbs...Why oh why? Grammar Rules

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Rules,What's next?


It's very basic. An adjective is a word or set of words that modify or describe nouns and pronouns, and are most likely to come before the noun/pronoun. Ex: That is a cute puppy.Cute is modifying the puppy.Ex: She likes a high school seniorHigh school is modifying seniorAdjectives may also follow the word they modify.Ex: That puppy looks cuteCute is still modifying how the puppy looks, but it's just re-worded.Ex: The technology is state-of-the-art.State-of-the-art is still modifying the technology but just re-worded.Now let's move on to the rules!!

Rule 1. She thinks quick/quicklyRule 2. Roses smell sweet/sweetlyRule 3. You smell well for someone with a coldRule 4. I don't feel well, eitherRule 5. Bad-worse-worstRule 6. Incorrect: Talk quieter Correct: Talk more quietly7. This is house is for saleThis is an adjectiveSale is the pronoun

Examples of the Rules

This may look complicated, but too be honest, this is so easy, and you will think so after reading this. Adverbs are words or set of words that modify verbs, adjectives, or other adverbs. Adverbs answer how, when, where, why, or to what extent----how often or how much (eg,.daily, completely).Ex: He speaks slowly (tells how)Ex: Jorge works out strenuously (to what extent)Ex: Let's go outside (tells where)

Let's take a journey!

1. Adverbs usually end in -ly, but most do not.Generally, if a word can have -ly added to its adjective form, place it there to form an adverb.2. Adverbs that answer the question how sometimes cause grammatical problems. It can be a challenge to determine if -ly should be attached. Avoid the trap of -ly with linking verbs such as taste, smell, look, feel, which pertain to the senses. Adverbs are often misplaced in such sentences, which require adjectives instead.3. The word good is an adjective, whose adverb equivalent is well.4. The word well can be an adjective, too. When referring to health, we often use well rather than good.5. Adjectives come in three forms, also called degrees. An adjective in its normal or usual form is called a positive degree adjective. There are also the comparative and superlative degrees, which are used for comparison, as in the following examples:6. There are also three degrees of adverbs. In formal usage, do not drop the -ly from an adverb when using the comparative form.7. When this, that, these, and those are followed by a noun, they are adjectives. When they appear without a noun following them, they are pronouns.


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