• |
  • 極速報價
  • |
  • 會員
  • 產品服務 / 串流版
  • 設定
過往專欄
進攻SAT
言歸政傳政經頑石不低頭為理發聲郎旋風薰香療法男士診症室抵玩自助遊句句有骨星座命理念力•氣功手機應用tips睛益求精嚴浩 LIKE!見微知著跟著陶冬找美食數碼潮人廣告有晴踏出退休第一步識食•惜食有種CEO叫做莊潮爆網事羅湖橋兩邊娛樂酷辣辣思歪思正十萬八千里樂本健‧教室特首選舉趣食60秒入廚101觀自然•觀香港有種生活政本清源心筆在妍維基解碼IT戰國誌煮酒論政今日趣聞馬壇.誌趣星期二周融愛瘋Apps美美道來大國崛起智醒日誌@中小企「營」刃而解Smart Buying甜品工房Education Calculator家事法庭升學信箱新手媽媽怪獸父母營營樂樂親子專題財富非常道謝國忠看勢獨唱團京城近觀原來如此乾坤挪移街坊食神Keyman森巴舞睇波LU文化導遊精神解碼抗癌兵團有營生活吾道崢廣見聞名家名畫商務英語型品薈我心中的米芝蓮歐洲直擊旅途中食得喜Leadership Coaching一哥教攝影心晴百態乳你同行專科專論人愛衣裝Word Discovery科技趨勢愛情故事投資達人政治擂台藝術投資秘笈抗癌點滴寵物情緣淘寶lization電影一線網絡鬼故主.管微博一分鐘管理娛樂有理進攻SAT古今名錶政‧經‧女人The Beauty Factor議會內外石油戰爭男女情色談金說匯風水環境學細味建築健康快車Green Hong Kong星光伴我行我吃過的米芝蓮A+孩子上海觀察京城札記鐵娘駕到食客三千創富新思維海外升學信箱Today's Web藝術投資世界在讀什麼-雷美華潮得起Business English飛越地球村紅酒情報職場物語股場琦手

12/07/2011

Distinguish Adjectives from Adverbs

  • 收藏文章
  • Ally

    Ally

    自小熱衷鑽研英語、分享心得,酷愛研究遣詞用字、文法活用,討厭硬記生吞詞彙生字、死記爛背文法規則。自有一套獨特的英語教學方法——「語境技巧」(Context Approach) ,著重語境理解及語文邏輯,達到有效表達和溝通。慨歎學生過於考試主導(exam-oriented)、死操試題、不求甚解,欲藉著學生爭取優異成績的鬥志,驅動學生有效地應付英語公開試,同時提升英語水平,求分數同時求學問。

    大學畢業後即任會考及高考班英文老師,現為資深英文導師及英語專欄作家,熟悉各大英語公開試,例如:SAT, IELTS, TOEFL, HKCEE, HKASLE, HKDSE。

    進攻SAT

Adjectives and adverbs enrich our writings by adding tinges of colors and delicacies of description to plain objects and actions. To say “a woman is walking down the stairs” is tasteless while “a fair, blonde lady is walking down the stairs balletically” gives you a picture.

 

Although both adjectives and adverbs are grammatical structures used to modify, their usages are very different. Some students confuse adjectives with adverbs and use them incorrectly. The large difference, indeed, suggests that they can be easily distinguished once you learn it.

 

Adjectives are used to modify nouns. There are 2 possible positions of adjectives.


After a linking verb (be, become, seem, look, feel, taste, smell, sound, etc.)


  Kate seems happy.
  Christine looks radiant.
  The fragrance smells sweet.


Before a noun


  What a marvelous performance!
  Pete is a diligent student.

 

Adverbs are used to modify verbs, adjectives or other adverbs.

 

Adverbs which modify verbs are called adverbs of manner since they modify how (the manner) an action is performed.


  Susanna walks slowly.
  Linda placed the rabbit into the cage carefully.

 

Adverbs which modify adjectives or other adverbs are called adverbs of degree since they modify the intensity (the degree) of a quality or a manner. These answer questions like how much/how little.


  Kate seems extremely happy.
  Susanna walks very slowly.

 

Thus, to determine if an adjective or an adverb should be used, students need to be able to identify which word is modified. You can get yourself familiarized with the usage of adjectives and adverbs by underling them in an article and using arrows to show which words they modify. When you write, check carefully that you use adjectives to modify nouns while adverbs to modify verbs, adjectives or other adverbs.

 

Common grammatical errors tested in Identifying Sentence Errors

 

3. Adjective/adverb confusion

 

 

  If you have any questions or enquires, feel free to visit my facebook page:http://www.facebook.com/allylo.english.

  (Next Tue: Identifying Sentence Errors cont'd)

 

 《經濟通》所刊的署名及/或不署名文章,相關內容屬作者個人意見,並不代表《經濟通》立場,《經濟通》所扮演的角色是提供一個自由言論平台。

etnet財經‧生活App   財智‧健康‧品味生活     【立即下載】  iOS版 / Android版
我要回應

  • 生活副刊
  • DIVA
  • 健康好人生