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Adjectives & Adverbs
Part 1: Adjectives
Adjectives and adverbs, the two kinds of modifiers or describing
words, can be distinguished from each other by the kinds of
things they describe. Adjectives describe things,
and adverbs describe action or other describing words.
Adjectives are describing words that answer the questions
"what kind of thing?" or "which thing?"
Examples (the italicized words are adjectives):
The national economy
The friendly neighbor
The up-to-date report
Not all adjectives are just one word. Notice the multiple-word
adjectives in the following sentences:
The half-done report is on the desk.
He gave us a "get-lost-before-I-get-mad" look.
The man who wanted the report was referred