Adjectives or Adverbs

Before you choose whether to use adjectives or adverbs in a sentence, read the rules.

  adjective  adverb
An adjective describes a noun. We put the adjective before the noun. We can also use an adjective alone after the verb to be.

Example: This is an interesting book. The book is interesting.
An adverb describes a verb. It shows how, when, where or how often somebody does something. We usually put the adverb after the verb.
Example: He drives slowly.
Adverbs of frequency go before the main verb, but after the verb to be.
Example: He never gets up late. He is never late for work.

Adverbs of manner show how the action is performed. We form them by adding the suffix – ly after an adjective.

Example: slow – slowly; careful – carefully; angry – angrily

There are some irregular adverbs of manner. They are: good – well; hard -hard; fast – fast

Quiz – Adjectives or Adverbs

1. It is snowing _________.


2. His bedroom isn’t ________.


3. I think the music is too_______.


4. She dances __________.


5. He works very _______.


6. Don’t drive so_______.


7. The homework was really _______.


8. She is a very __________ driver.


9. Everybody in the classroom is reading ________.


10. Brian plays football _______.