An adverb is a word that gives more information about a verb, an adjective, another adverb, or even an entire sentence. It can be one word or an adverbial phrase: Emma loved her son deeply. Emma loved her son with all her heart. They describe: how an action is done (adverbs of manner): She pushed … Continue reading Order of Adverbs
We use adverbs to modify verbs, adjectives and clauses. We distinguish several kinds of adverbs: Adverbs of manner describe how something is done: She sings beautifully. He drives carefully. Adverbs of manner are normally formed by adding -ly to the corresponding adjective; e.g. easy – easily, quiet – quietly, successful – successfully. A few adverbs … Continue reading Adverbs
As...as We use as + adjective + as to make comparisons between the things which are equal: Sarah is as pretty as her sister. You have to pack it as carefully as you can. It’s fragile. We worked as hard as we could. Not as … as We use not as … as to … Continue reading Comparison of Adjectives with as … as, not as … as, etc.
Click on this link to download the exercises for this grammar unit Superlative is the highest degree of comparison and it is used to compare one thing with more than one thing: This is the largest house in the neighbourhood. They used the finest silk to make the scarf. That hotel is the most expensive … Continue reading Comparison of Adjectives and Adverbs – Superlative
Comparatives are used to compare two or more things. Look at these sentences: I’ll buy this jacket. It’s warmer. Don’t take that sweater. It’s more expensive. After comparatives we use than: It’s cheaper to go by train than to go by taxi. It’s more comfortable to stay in a hotel than in a tent. If … Continue reading Comparison of Adjectives and Adverbs – Comparatives
We sometimes use verbs ending in –ed and –ing as adjectives: I like painted furniture. Do you like smoked meat? The police are looking for a missing person. Some people say Leonardo da Vinci invented first flying machine. Many –ed and –ing adjectives describe feelings, but we use them in different ways. We use: -ed adjectives to describe how we feel: I’m confused. The students are interested. -ing adjectives to describe the thing that causes … Continue reading -ED and -ING Forms of Adjectives
We sometimes put more than one adjective before a noun. Their order is as follows: Number or quantity (one, two…, a few, many…) Opinion or quality (nice, ugly, beautiful) Size (large, small, short) Shape (round, square) Age (two-year-old, young) Color (yellow, brownish) Origin (Italian, Medieval) Material (wooden, glass) Purpose (cooking, driving) We normally separate … Continue reading Order of Adjectives