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 are used with nouns. An adjective normally gives you more information about things or people.
A blue ball
A tall man
The fast car
You use an adjective before a noun.
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)
MORE GRAMMAR ABOUT ADVERBS