English lesson 3: - words that describe a verb
How to use adverbs and adjectives:
Adjective - words that describe nouns
You can either put the adjective before or after the noun.
Before = the (adjective) (noun)
Example1 = the handsome boy
Example 2 = the pretty girl
After the noun = the (noun) was/is (adjective)
Example 1 = The boy was tall
Example 2 = the mirror is shiny
How to know whether to use “is” or “was”.
If you are talking about a quality that used to be true but is no longer true you should use “was”
If you are talking about a quality that is still true you should use “is”
If you use the wrong one or get mixed up it’s not that big of a deal.
Adverbs describe how an action is being done.
Most adverbs end with -ly
But there are some exceptions (we will go through the exceptions and they’re rules in another lesson)
Again you can use adverbs before or after verbs.
Before verbs = subject adverb verb
Example 1 = They slowly walked
S adverb verb
Example 2 = She quickly ate
S adverb verb
After the verb = subject verb adverb
Example 1 = I talked quietly
S verb adverb
Example 2 = He carefully carried the baby
S adverb verb Object
You can add an object after the verb in both cases, whether the adverb comes before or after the verb.
Hope this helped :)
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