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    Question Adjective or Adverb

    When is an adjective used as an adverb?

    Is the bolded word in each of the following sentences an adjective or adverb?
    Please explain.

    1. The boats seemed enormous to Stuart.

    2. The car became invisible when Stuart pressed the button.

    Thanks so much!
    Last edited by dot51; 27-Jan-2009 at 21:17.

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    Default Re: Adjective or Adverb

    Quote Originally Posted by dot51 View Post
    When is an adjective used as an adverb?

    Is the bolded word in each of the following sentences an adjective or adverb?
    Please explain.

    1. The boats seemed enormous to Stuart.

    2. The car became invisible when Stuart presses the button.

    Thanks so much!
    Both are adjectives. Both adjectives relate to the subject of the sentence and not the verb.

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    Default Re: Adjective or Adverb

    Quote Originally Posted by dot51 View Post
    When is an adjective used as an adverb?

    Is the bolded word in each of the following sentences an adjective or adverb?
    Please explain.

    1. The boats seemed enormous to Stuart.

    2. The car became invisible when Stuart presses the button.

    Thanks so much!
    'seemed' and 'became' are copulas linking the predicate adjective to the subject (noun) they modify.

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