Let’s have a brief discussion of Adjectives and Adverbs, shall we?
Adjectives, you may remember from school, are words (or phrases) that modify or describe nouns and pronouns.
- The yellow school bus
- The red apple.
- He is so tall.
- The bag was yellow.
When using two or more adjectives in a row, you should divide them by commas.
- The big, yellow school bus
- The crunchy, red apple
- He is so tall, dark, and handsome.
- The bag was yellow, singed, and full of toys.
Adverbs, on the other hand, are words that modify a verb, adjective, or other adverb–actually, pretty much anything that’s not a noun.
- The cheetah runs fast. (modifiying the verb “runs”)
- I’m very sorry. (modifying the adjective “sorry”)
- He made up his mind pretty quickly. (modifying the adverb “quickly”)
Obviously, things get more complicated than this. (I mean, really, when did the English language ever let things remain simple?) But, it’s a start!