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    raelynn Guest

    adjective or adverb

    The following sentences should I use a adverb or adjective?

    1. I don't fell well.
    The word "well" is an adjective?
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    2. The children did well in the sports competition.
    The use of the word "well" in this sentence is an adverb?
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    3. The sick people appeared pale and thin.
    The words, pale and thin are used as adjectives?
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    4. That was surely a good program.
    The word "surely" is used as a adjective?
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    5. The plan seemed bad at the time.
    The word "bad" is used as a adjective?
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    In 4, I would say that 'surely'is an adverb, a sentencial adverb modifying the whole sentence. Other than that I agree with you.

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    Re: adjective or adverb

    Quote Originally Posted by raelynn

    1. I don't fell well.
    The word "well" is an adjective?
    Yes, for that meaning (health), well is an adjective and correct. The verb "feel" is a linking verb there.

    fell = feel
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    2. The children did well in the sports competition.
    The use of the word "well" in this sentence is an adverb?
    Yes, in the use, "well" is an adverb (performance) and correct.
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    3. The sick people appeared pale and thin.
    The words, pale and thin are used as adjectives?
    Yes. The verb "appeared" is a linking verb there.
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    4. That was surely a good program.
    The word "surely" is used as a adjective?
    No. "Surely" is an adverb there. In my opinion, it modifies "was", although some say that linking verbs cannot take adverbs.

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    5. The plan seemed bad at the time.
    The word "bad" is used as a adjective?
    Yes, "seemed" is a linking verb there.

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