Difference in adjectives and adverbs English grammar

What is the difference between adjectives and adverbs in English?

This basic grammar point is something you must learn when you are at beginner English level.

 

ADJECTIVES

Adjectives are used with nouns. An adjective normally gives you more information about things or people.

Examples:

A blue ball

A tall man

The fast car

You use an adjective before a noun.

 

ADVERBS

Adverbs are used with verbs. An adverb tells you more about the verb

She ran quickly  (NOT …ran quick)

He is reading slowly  (NOT …reading slow)

Stefano speaks English perfectly  (NOT … speaks English perfect)

 

 

ADJECTIVE vs ADVERB

Look at the position of the words in the next 2 sentences and then you will understand the difference between adjectives and adverbs

Stefano speaks perfect English   (adjective + noun)

Stefano speaks English perfectly    (verb + noun + adverb)

 

Let's look at another example…

It was a quick meal (adjective + noun)

He is eating the meal quickly  (verb + noun + adverb)

 

 

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