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    Exclamation Matilda and I

    What are the differences between these two sentences?


    1.Matilda meets kahhong.

    2.Matilda meets kah hong everyday.


    are both sentences share the same meaning?

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    Re: Matilda and I

    The first sentence begs the question, When do they meet? With the simple tenses, time is important. Time should be part of the sentence:

    EX: Matilda meets Kahhong every day.

    Correction
    every day, not everyday.

    Adverb: every day (Note, it's two words. You can insert the word "single")
    Adjective: everyday (Note, it's one word. It modifies a noun)

    EX: I work every [single] day. <adverb>
    EX: He's an everyday kind of guy. <adjective>

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    Talking Re: Matilda and I

    Thank You, besides that, i have heard a lot of this "modifies a noun" but i dont understand it like what have you mentioned early "everyday (Note, it's one word. It modifies a noun)" could you explain to me, thank?

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    Re: Matilda and I

    Adjectives modify nouns. That means that it gives you some more information about the noun. For example:

    I'm looking for a book. (Hmm. Could be any book.)
    It's a red book. (Ah. It's not just a book, it's a red book.)

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    i think got what you mean.. Adjective modifies nouns mean that adjective describe the noun for an example : It is an red book. Red is adjective and book is noun, so adjective modifies the noun.. am i right?

    besides Adjective modifies noun, any other? such as noun modifies adjectivE?



    1.Matilda meets Kah hong every day.
    2.Matilda meets kah hong everyday.
    both sentences do have differences?

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    Re: Matilda and I

    The second sentence is ungrammatical (*): "everyday" is spelled incorrectly:

    2. Matilda meets Kah hong *everyday.

    "everyday" (one word) is an adjective. It modifies a noun, like this,

    EX: It's an everyday thing. <"thing" is a noun>

    Notice that the adjective comes before the noun.

    The word "every day" (two words) is and adverb. It modifies a verb, like this,

    EX: I watch TV every day. <"watch" is a verb>

    Notice that the adverb comes after the verb phrase "watch TV".


    To find out whether a word is an adjective or an adverb, ask these questions:

    Adjective: What kind of ______?
    EX: It's a blue car.
    Question: What kind of car?
    Answer: blue <adjective>

    Adverb: Where, When, Why, How?
    EX: I ate quickly.
    Question: How did I eat?
    Answer: quickly <adverb>

    EX: Matilda meets Kan hong every day.
    Question: When?
    Answer: every day <adverb>
    Answer: everyday <adjective; ungrammatical>

    Hope that helps.


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    Thanks 4 your illustration.


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    Re: Matilda and I

    Quote Originally Posted by kahhong View Post
    i think got what you mean.. Adjective modifies nouns mean that adjective describe the noun for an example : It is an red book. Red is adjective and book is noun, so adjective modifies the noun.. am i right?

    besides Adjective modifies noun, any other? such as noun modifies adjectivE?



    1.Matilda meets Kah hong every day.
    2.Matilda meets kah hong everyday.
    both sentences do have differences?
    It is an red book.
    CORRECTION: It is a red book NOT an red book.

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