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    Estelle


    Please explain when is a word an adverb and when an adjective?

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    Re: Estelle

    Welcome to the forums, Estelle.

    Please note that a better title would have been adverb or adjective.

    Click on Reference at the top of the page, then Grammar Glossary and look at the entries for these two parts of speech.

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    Re: Estelle

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    Hello, Estelle:

    May I very respectfully suggest that you first understand what a noun and a verb are?

    Then it will be easier for you to understand how an adjective modifies (adds to) a noun, and how an adverb modifies a verb.

    *****

    Here are two examples that I have made up:

    1. I took a fast train to New York City.

    a. The noun is "train."
    b. The adjective is "fast." It describes what kind of train.

    2. The train went fast.

    a. The verb is "went."
    b. The adverb is "fast." It describes how the train went.



    James

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    Re: Estelle

    An adverb can also modify an adjective or another adverb. In some cases, an adverb can also modify an entire sentence.

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