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

Comparison of Adjectives and Adverbs – Comparatives

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

Order 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