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    Adjective vs. Adverb

    Hello,

    Can someone please help me understand why the following answers to an online adjective and adverb quiz are incorrect?:

    Question #: 1: It is very easy. Here, very is an adjective.
    User's answer: True
    Correct answer:
    False
    Additional Notes:

    Is the answer incorrect because the word 'very' modifies 'is', and is therefore an adverb, and not 'easy' which is an adjective?


    Question #: 5: It was likely to happen. Here, likely is an adverb.
    User's answer: True
    Correct answer:
    False
    Additional Notes:

    How is that 'likely' does not modify the infinitive verb 'to happen' and therefore be an adverb? How is it it possible that likely is an adjective?

    Many kind thanks in advance for anyone who can answer this question.

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    Re: Adjective vs. Adverb

    Quote Originally Posted by creoleguy View Post
    Hello,

    Can someone please help me understand why the following answers to an online adjective and adverb quiz are incorrect?:

    Question #: 1: It is very easy. Here, very is an adjective.
    User's answer: True
    Correct answer:
    False
    Additional Notes:

    Is the answer incorrect because the word 'very' modifies 'is', and is therefore an adverb, and not 'easy' which is an adjective?
    Yes.

    Question #: 5: It was likely to happen. Here, likely is an adverb.
    User's answer: True
    Correct answer:
    False
    Additional Notes:

    How is that 'likely' does not modify the infinitive verb 'to happen' and therefore be an adverb? How is it it possible that likely is an adjective?
    'Likely' modifies 'It' and is therefore an adjective.

    Many kind thanks in advance for anyone who can answer this question.
    Bhai.

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    Re: Adjective vs. Adverb

    Question #: 1: It is very easy. Here, very is an adjective.
    User's answer: True
    Correct answer: False
    Additional Notes:

    Is the answer incorrect because the word 'very' modifies 'is', and is therefore an adverb, and not 'easy' which is an adjective?
    The subject is the pronoun 'it', the verb is 'is', to be, 'easy' is an adjective and 'very' is an adverb.

    Very modifies easy, if it modifies a verb, adjective, or other adverb, then its an adverb.

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    Re: Adjective vs. Adverb

    Quote Originally Posted by thod00 View Post
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    The subject is the pronoun 'it', the verb is 'is', to be, 'easy' is an adjective and 'very' is an adverb.

    Very modifies easy, if it modifies a verb, adjective, or other adverb, then it's an adverb.
    True.

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