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    contactocostarica is offline Newbie
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    Default Adjective vs Adverb

    While completing some exercisers I've got a mistake and I didn't know why I was wrong. The specific exercise in Quiz 165
    Q31 - She works .....
    hard
    hardly


    Q32 - She drives .....
    quick
    quickly

    So why is the answer of Q31 hard and on Q32 quickly? I mean, is there any difference among those two adverbs or verbs?

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    Default Re: Adjective vs Adverb

    "Hard" is an adjective and an adverb. "Hardly" is a different word and changes the meaning of the sentence completely.

    "She works hard" means she puts a lot of effort into her work.

    "She hardly works" means that she barely works, she works almost not at all.

    One of the most annoying of co-workers is the guy who comes to your office and says "Hey Dave, are you working hard or hardly working?"

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    Default Re: Adjective vs Adverb

    Quote Originally Posted by contactocostarica View Post
    While completing some exercisers I've got a mistake and I didn't know why I was wrong. The specific exercise in Quiz 165
    Q31 - She works .....
    hard
    hardly


    Q32 - She drives .....
    quick
    quickly

    So why is the answer of Q31 hard and on Q32 quickly? I mean, is there any difference among those two adverbs or verbs?

    Contacto Costa Rica student.
    Adverbs are usually formed with the suffix "_ly", but a few like "late" and "hard" take the same form as adjective and adverb.

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    Default Re: Adjective vs Adverb

    . . . is there any difference between those two adverbs?
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