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lypau
Mexico

adverbs
 
Hello! Smile

Can you help me please?

I ´┐Żm teaching adverbs but I just know 3 adjectives that don ´┐Żt have an adverb form:

*HARD
*FAST

AND GOOD THAT CHANGES TO WELL.

Do you know any other? 

Hugs from Mexico!Hug

10 Mar 2011      





christybridgeman
Japan

Hello, I could be wrong but I thought that an adverb modified an adjective or a verb.
 
So in that case, if I said "Run harder!" then harder is an adverb.
 
If I said, "Run faster!" then faster is an adverb.
 
I could be wrong. 

10 Mar 2011     



christybridgeman
Japan

Actually I am right.
Here go to this website
 

Fast and hard are both adjectives and adverbs:

fast      ->        fast                  hard     ->        hard

Maria is a fast learner. (fast = adjective)

            Maria learns fast. (fast = adverb)

            James is a hard worker.  (hard = adjective)

            James works hard.  (hard = adverb)

 

We form the comparative of regular adverbs with more or less:

carefully          ->        more/less carefully

You should do your work more carefully.

She dose her work less carefully than other people.

 

The comparative of well is better:

            She speaks Arabic better than me.

 

The comparative of fast and hard are faster and harder:

            Could you walk faster? We are in hurry.

            You will have to work harder in future.

10 Mar 2011     



Mar0919
Mexico

Hi, Lypau, here ´┐Żs some others, hope they help you!
 
1.- early
2.- high
3.- late
4.- strong
5.- bad
 
Hugs!
 
Mar

10 Mar 2011     



christybridgeman
Japan

Mar,
All of those have adverb forms.
Wake up earlier.
I will go higher.
I will do it later.
This smells strong.
We did badly on the test.
 
And so on.

10 Mar 2011     



lypau
Mexico

thanks for your help Big smile

10 Mar 2011     



Mar0919
Mexico

Yes, Christy, I think what Lypau meant was some other words that don ´┐Żt take the +ly to change to adverb form. As you explained, some of these words have to change to the comparative form (+er) in order to function as adverbs.  

10 Mar 2011     



MJ_Misa
Czech Republic

Lypau,
as far as I know there are only those you mentioned: fast, hard and good. With others you can add - ly and create an adjective. But to be honest I have already seen a sentence sayin"I canhardly belive it.", so maybe some native speaker could explain this?
 
Have a nice day, Michaela

10 Mar 2011