Adjectives v. Adverbs
Adjectives describe nouns, like a blue car or a large pizza.
Adverbs describe verbs, adjectives, or other adverbs.
They often end with -ly, but not always.
Be careful: A lot of people use an adjective when they should use an adverb.
- Wrong: I eat really slow.
It should be "slowly" because "eat" is something you DO.
- Wrong: Hold on a second. Just let me brush my hair real quick.
It should be "quickly" because "brush" is something you DO.
It should be "really" because it tells HOW quickly you're going to do it.
- If it's an adverb, you can usually move it around in the sentence.
(Adverb) She ran quickly. She quickly ran.
(Adjective) That's a nice truck. Wrong: That's a truck nice.