what is the difference between the adverb and adjective?
An adjective is basically a "describing" word - It tells us what something, someone or a place is like.
An adjective modifies a NOUN.
It describes the quality, state or action that a noun refers to.
i) Adjectives can come before nouns: a new car
ii) Adjectives can come after verbs such as be, become, seem, look, etc.: that car looks fast
iii) They can be modified by adverbs: a very expensive car
iv) They can be used as complements to a noun: the extras make the car expensive
An adverb simply tells us in what way, or how, something is happening or being done.
An adverb is used to modify a VERB, an ADJECTIVE, or another ADVERB.
Most adverbs in English are formed by adding -ly to an Adjective.
i) Adjectives ending -l still take -ly; careful-carefully.
ii) Adjectives ending -y change to -ily; lucky-luckily
iii) Adjectives ending -ble change to -bly; responsible-responsibly
The main difference between these two is:
- An adjective modifies a NOUN
- An adverb is used to modify a VERB, an ADJECTIVE, or another ADVERB
Adjective: A word that describes, identifies or qualifies a noun or pronoun. An adjective usually, but not all the time, comes before the noun or the pronoun which it modifies. For example: 1. The cute cat was sleeping. 2. The cat was cute. The word "cute" is describing and modifies the noun cat.
Adverb: An adjective describes or modifies a verb. Unlike an adjective, an adverb can be found in various places within the sentence. Adverbs are most likely to end in "ly". An adverb indicates manner, time, place, cause, or degree and answers questions such as "how," "when," "where," "how much". For example: The dog quickly ran to his owner. The word "quickly" describes and modifies the verb ran. It also answers the question "how". How did the dog run? It ran "quickly".
An adverb is a word that describes a verb or another adverb. It tells how, or in what way, something is happening or being done. Examples would be "quickly", "badly", "emotionally". In English adverbs are often (but not always) an adjective with the letters "ly" added to the end.