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    some adverb end (ly) in but some adjective end in (ly) how can we know
    by theme like ugly

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    some adverb end (ly) in but some adjective end in (ly) how can we know
    by theme like ugly
    Adjectives modify nouns; adverbs do not. For example,

    Adjective: The duck is ugly.

    'ugly' describes the noun 'duck'. To test it, try doing this: place the word 'ugly' before the noun,

    Adjective Test: the ugly duck

    Let's try that test with two other -ly words:

    Test: The guy is friendly => the friendly guy. (adjective)
    Test: The guy sings happily => the happily guy?? (not an adjective)

    Adverbs modify actions, like 'sing', and adjectives modify people or things, like 'guy' and 'duck'. To find out if a word is an adverb, ask the questions, when, where, how and why, like this,

    Adverb Test: How does the man sing? => Happily. (adverb)

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