Oct 072014

Today we’ll look at a very important area of vocabulary: the difference between adjectives and adverbs.

Adjectives are words that describe nouns.

scruffy – not neat or clean. Example: He’s wearing a scruffy old t-shirt.
casual – informal and comfortable. Example: I like to wear casual clothes when I’m relaxing at home.
smart – neat and stylish. Example: Stuart looks very smart in his new shirt and tie.
formal – serious, important clothes for special events, for example, weddings. Example: You must wear a formal suit for the interview.
fashionable – new and popular. Example: Stripy trousers were fashionable a few years ago.

Adverbs are words that describe verbs.

scruffily – He dressed scruffily in an old t-shirt.
casually – I dress casually when I relax at home.
smartly – Dave’s smartly dressed today in a new shirt and tie.
formally – Everyone will dress formally at the wedding.
fashionably – Sarah was fashionably dressed in a blue coat.


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