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    Smile the difference between adv and adj

    hello.I am esl student,my grammer was so bad,even I can not distinguish the useage in adv and adj ,could someone tell me the differences?

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    Re: the difference between adv and adj

    adverb(adv) is used to modify a verb.
    eg:he drives carelessly

    while adjective is used to modify a noun.
    eg:He is a bad driver.
    Last edited by hector51; 23-Mar-2006 at 12:55.


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    Re: the difference between adv and adj

    Hi,
    'Adjective' modifies a noun . For example , see the sentence "John purchased a nice bag" .In this 'nice' is the adjective which modifies the noun 'bag' .

    'Adverb' modifies a verb , adjective or even the adverb itself . Consider this as an example "John swiftly passed the ball to Sam" . In this sentence 'swiftly' is the adverb which modifies the verb 'passed '

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    Welcome, handyqoo.

    Additionally, ask the questions, When?, Where?, How?, and Why? The answers will be adverbs. For example,

    [1] I went to the store yesterday.
    When? => Yesterday. (adverb of time)
    Where? => To the store. (adverb of place)

    [2] He drives slowly.
    How does he drive? => Slowly. (adverb of manner)

    [3] She needs a key (in order) to get into the house.
    Why does she need a key? => To get into the house. (adverb of purpose)

    Hope that helps.

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