Adverbs / Adjectives / Linking Verbs
The following is a mini-tutorial on the use of adverbs, adjectives, and linking verbs. After you have studied the tutorial, complete the associated exercises. If you are already familiar with these topics, you can skip the explanation and go directly to the exercises.
[adjective + ly]
There are also irregular adverbs such as "well" and "fast."
Adverbs can be used to modify verbs.
Adverbs can be used to modify adjectives.
Adverbs can be used to modify other adverbs.
There are many different adjective endings including "-ive," "-ous," "-y," "-ful," "-ent" and many others. "Attractive," "envious," "lazy," "beautiful," and "intelligent" are all adjectives.
Adjectives can be used to modify nouns.
Adjectives often follow linking verbs (described below).
The linking verbs above are often followed by adjectives instead of adverbs. In such situations, the adjective describes the subject of the sentence rather than the verb. Study the examples below to learn the difference.
The verbs in the list above are not always used as linking verbs. Compare the examples below.
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