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Adjectives and Adverbs > Adjectives vs Adverbs


Adjectives are used to modify nouns: 

She is a quiet woman.
They have an elegant yacht.Adverbs are used to modify verbs, adjectives or other adverbs: 

My mother speaks quietly. (adverb used to modify verb)
They moved slowly. (adverb used to modify verb)
Their house was extremely expensive. (adverb used to modify adjective)
The cat ran incredibly quickly. (adverb used to modify other adverbs)Some verbs can only be used with adjectives, others might change their meaning when used with an adverb.

verb used with an adjective used with an adverb 
look look good (= appearance) look well (= have a good sense of 
sight) 
feel feel good (= state of health/mind) feel well (= have a good sense of 
touch) 
smell smell good (= odour) smell well (= have a good sense of 
smell) 
taste taste good (= preference) taste well (= have a good sense of 
taste)

Hard and hardly are completely different. 
Hardly means very little, almost not.

She hardly tried to get the job. (she tried very little)
She tried hard to get the job. (she tried a lot)Hard means not easy, requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish and can be both an adjective or an adverb:

Andy is a hard worker. (adjective)
Andy works hard. (adverb)
Some adverbs are formed from an adjective plus -ly: happy – happily.
However, when an adjective already ends in -ly ( daily, kindly, lonely etc) we don´t add -ly to it to make an adverb. Instead we use a prepositional phrase with “ manner” or “way”.

When he saw me he started waving his arms around in a lively way and then ran across the road.
She turned and smiled at me in a friendly way before leaving the room.Most participle adjectives ending in –ed don´t have an adverb form , so we can use a similar prepositional phrase:

The children walked out of the class in a subdued manner.
She walked into her bosses’ office in an agitated way/manner.

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hard and hardly

HARD - difficult to understand, do, experience or deal with; needing or using a lot of physical or mental effort 

Examples:

It's hard to know what to do. 

Jane tried hard to improve herself. 

She tried hard. 

Hard work will pay off. 

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HARDLY - almost not 

Examples:

She ate hardly anything. (hardly anything => almost nothing) 

We hardly ever see our friends. They’re far too busy to find time for us. 

Dave knew hardly anybody at the party
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"To believe in the things you can see and touch is no belief at all. But to believe in the unseen is both a triumph and a blessing." - Bob Proctor


advice and advise

ADVISE is a verb ADVICE is a noun 

Examples:

When a consultant advises(verb) people, he gives themadvice (noun). 

If you take my advice (noun), you'll stop seeing her. 

I can advise (verb) or I can giveadvice (noun). 

Take my advice (noun)! 

I asked his advice (noun). 

She is good at giving advice(noun). 

We would willingly advise (verb) you. 

Idioms

to work like a horse / dog - 

e.g., Ever since Jeremy bought the house, he has been working like a horse

answer: work very energetically and hard


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Let Your Students Help You Be a Better Teacher for Them

1. A good teacher is an assertive teacher
2. Be their friend, but don't go too far
3. Make your lesson relevant to their lives
4. Your time should be used wisely
5. More explanations
6. Teach in a variety of ways
7. Be firm
8. A good teacher always has objectives
9. Be a good example for your students
10. Believe in them!




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Please don't ask me to ____ at the drop of a hat.
1. help
2. work
3. both
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