Adjectives as Adverbs



Adjectives as Adverbs :



ENOUGH : (determiner)

Meanings :

1. As much or as many as may be necessary

ENOUGH comes after adjectives.

Example Sentences :

1. Have we got enough food? (Adjective)
2. We have enough seats for everyone (adjective)

ENOUGH : (adverb)

Meanings :

1. To the necessary degree
2. To a certain degree
3. Quite
4. Rather
5. Curiously
6. Oddly

Example Sentences :

1. I didn't bring a box big enough. (Adverb)
2. It is difficult enough. But it could have been worse. (Adverb)
3. I lived in Bangalore for 2 years but strangely enough.
4. I can't speak a word of Canarese. (Adverb)

BETTER : (adjective)

Meanings :

1. Comparative of GOOD
2. Higher in quality, skill or effectiveness
3. More

Example Sentences :

1. Your house is better than ours. (Adjective)
2. I do not know a better way of doing it. (Adjective)
3. I haven't seen him for the better part of a month. (Adjective)
4. I am no better than a fool. (Adjective)

BETTER : (adverb)

Meanings :

1. In a better way

Example Sentences :

1. He swims better than he used to. (Adverb)
2. I am better known for my foolishness. (Adverb)
3. You had better leave now before you cause anymore trouble. (Adverb)

MUCH : (determiner) (used in questions and negatives about uncounted nouns, with so and to, but not usually in simple statements)

Meanings :

1. A large amount or part of

Example Sentences :

1. I have got for too much work to do. (Adjective)
2. I have much pleasure when I have no food. (Adjective)
3. So he's been cheating. I thought as much. (Adjective)

MUCH : (adverb)

Meanings :

1. By a large degree

Example Sentences :

1. It was much worse that I thought. (Adverb)
2. I didn't much like that idea. (Adverb)

Example Sentences :

1. Take it easy. (Adverb)
2. Go easy. (Adverb)
3. It is easier said than done. (Adverb)
4. Stand easy. (Adverb)
5. It is easy to talk about but difficult to do. (Adverb)
6. The work was easy. (Adjective)
7. He leads a very easy life. (Adjective)

VERY - (adjective) [used for giving force to an expression]

Meanings :

1. Actual

Example Sentences :

1. He used this very car. (Adjective)
2. It is said he died in that very bed. (Adjective)

VERY - (adverb) [used for giving force to an expression]

Meanings :

1. Especially
2. To a great degree

Example Sentences :

1. It is a very exciting book. (Adverb)
2. I feel very tired. (Adverb)

Some words are used sometimes as adjectives, sometimes as adverbs. Some adverbs are the same in form as the corresponding adjectives. You must find out how a word works or is worked in a sentence before deciding its part of speech. The examples may be studied carefully.

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