How are Adverbs and Adjectives Connected? Grammar Review
Adverbs and Adjectives have a direct connection. Why? It’s because many adverbs are created from adjectives. This is often accomplished by adding “ly, ily, ally or y” to an adjective to create an adverb. Once you learn adjectives, now you are ready to learn adverbs in different forms. Remember that some adverbs are “irregular” and they do not follow the normal rule.
Adjectives that Modify Nouns:
Sally wore a beautiful dress to the party!
Slow taxi’s are everywhere in New York!
He is a terrible saxophone player!
The live concert last night finished at three in the morning!
Adverbs that Modify Verbs:
Sally played the piano beautifully!
The taxi drove slowly!
He played the saxophone terribly!
The rock group played music loud and lively!
Irregular Adjectives that Modify Nouns:
He is a fast runner!
She is a good cook!
Irregular Adverbs that Modify Verbs:
They always run so fast!
She cooks so well!
Remember that Adjectives help describe how something feels, sounds, looks, tastes and acts.