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Adverbs vs Adjectives: What Is The Difference?

Grade 7
Aug 29, 2022

Adverbs vs Adjectives 

Adjectives and adverbs: 

  • The word that modifies nouns is called adjectives and the word that modifies verbs is called adverb. 
  • Adjectives are used to modify nouns or pronouns
  • Adjectives modify nouns 


I bought a new cell phone. 

The movie was funny. 

  • Adjectives modify pronouns 
    • That girl is so beautiful. 
    • He is kind and handsome. 
  • Adverbs are used to modify verbs, adjectives and other adverbs. 
  • Adverbs modify verbs
    • He entered the room quietly. 
    • John think seriously about today’s work. 
  • Adverbs modifies adjectives 
    • George is exceptionally beautiful.
    • You are too young to get married.  
  • Adverbs modify other adverbs 


  1. He works very fast. 
  2. You arrived so early. 
  • Adjectives is used to modify nouns or pronouns while an adverb is used to modify verbs, adjectives or other adverbs. 
  • Adjectives answers the questions what kind, how many and which one while an adverb answers the questions how, when, where and to what extent the action of the verb took place. 
  • The adjectives answers the questions what kind, how many and which one. 
  • The adverbs answer the questions how, when, where, and to what extent the action of the verb took place. 
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