Adjective or Adverb
The difference between adjective and adverb
An adjective tells us more about a noun.
He bought an expensive car last week. - We describe a thing.
Her friend Zoe is a clever girl. - We describe a person.
They live in an old house. - How is the house? Asking for a thing.
An adverb tells us more about a verb, an adjective or an adverb.
He talked nervously. - We describe an action.
It was extremely cold. - We describe a situation.
They always walk quickly. - How do they walk? Asking for an action.
How to form the adverb
Adjective + ly
Adjectives ending in -y »»» ily
Adjectives ending in -le »»» ly
Adjectives ending in -ly
|friendly||in a friendly way / manner||daily||daily|
|lively||in a lively way / manner||early||early|
|lonely||in a lonely way / manner||monthly||monthly|
|lovely||in a lovely way / manner||weekly||weekly|
|silly||in a silly way / manner||yearly||yearly|
|hard||hard||hardly = kaum|
|near||near||nearly = beinahe|
|late||late||lately = in letzter Zeit|
How to use the adverb
Verb + adverb
The adverb describes a verb.
Adjective + adverb
The adverb describes an Adjective.
Adverb + adverb
The adverb describes an adverb.
|He did his homework||absolutely||correctly.|
No adverb with the following verbs
|Forms of to be:||am, is, are, was, were, have been, had been, will be|
|seem, get, turn, grow, sound, feel, taste, become, smell, look (aussehen)|