Outcome: Adjectives and Adverbs

Identify Adjectives, Adverbs, and the Differences Between the Two

Adjectives and adverbs describe things. For example, compare the phrase “the bear” to “the red bear” or the phrase “run” to “run slowly.”

In both of these cases, the adjective (red) or adverb (slowly) changes how we understand the phrase. When you first read the word bear, you probably didn’t imagine a red bear. When you saw the word run you probably didn’t think of it as something done slowly.

Adjectives and adverbs modify other words; they change our understanding of things.

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What You Will Learn to Do

  • identify functions of adjectives and adverbs
  • identify differences between adjectives and adverbs
  • identify common mistakes with adjectives and adverbs

The Learning Activities for This Outcome Include

  • Text: Functions of Adjectives
  • Text: Functions of Adverbs
  • Text: Differences between Adjectives and Adverbs
  • Text: Common Mistakes with Adjectives and Adverbs
  • Self Check: Adjectives and Adverbs
  • Try It: Adjectives and Adverbs