Adjectives and Adverbs

Yesterday, we started one of my most difficult subjects to write about and work with. Grammar. First we covered the main components of a sentence, the subject and verb. Today I’m going to expand on that a little by throwing in modifiers! Like adjectives and adverbs! *sarcastic yay*

Adjectives

Adjectives are the words that can add description to a noun or pronoun, but the cool thing is that nouns and pronouns can also be used as adjectives. They are a little versatile like that, we’ll find out more later.

Special adjectives can be divided into two groups:

Proper adjectives usually consist of names or other proper nouns. So like someone from the state of Virginia will have the adjective of Virginian connected to their name, and it is considered a proper adjective.

Compound adjectives is like it sounds. Comprised of multiple words, it can be hyphenated, but finding out if you can hyphenate it or not is the tricky part.

For the main part there are normal adjectives, like tall and short, big and small. Like I had mentioned earlier, nouns can be used for adjectives as well. For example, there are parks and amusement parks, where amusement is the adjective and park is the subject.

Adverb

Adverbs, on the other hand, modify just about everything else. Seriously. They modify verbs, adjectives, and even other adverbs. As I’m writing this I realized something. The adverb is the parfait of speech! It just keeps adding onto itself. Even better like each layer of a parfait they add something to the sentence by creating a overall understanding of the where, when, how, and the extent of the modification. It also can go as far as modifying an entire sentence.

But there is one thing it cannot do. The weakness of the adverb is the linking verb. It can’t modify a linking verb but it can replace it with a conjunctive adverb. As a conjunctive adverb it can link ideas by using the description of its’ relationships.

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