400 Words Essay Challenge Article – Simple Rules for English Adjectives and Adverbs
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English Adjectives and Adverbs
What are English adjectives and adverbs and these are simple rules that help you know which is which and when to use them
You know adjectives and adverbs are both words that describe something. But for many people, these words are also easy to mix up. Thankfully, there are some simple rules that will help you know which is which and when to use them.1 Look at the context
If you’re not sure whether to use an adverb or an adjective, try to figure out what you’re describing. Remember, adjectives are used to describe nouns, which means they can explain what kind of thing you have, how many things you have, or which thing you’re talking about.
Adverbs, on the other hand, are used to describe verbs, which means they can explain how something happened when something happened, or where something happened.
You might have already noticed that many adverbs end with the letters ly. If you see a word that ends in ly, there’s a good chance it’s an adverb, not an adjective.
3 Look at the placement
Here’s an easy way to know where to put an adjective in a sentence. It will usually appear just before the noun it’s describing. By contrast, an adverb will usually appear right after the verb it’s describing.
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