Adjective or Adverb? Exercise (282)
Choose whether the word in bold face functions as an adjective or as an adverb in each of the following sentences.
Answers and Explanations
1. Can’t you carry that box of light bulbs a bit more carefully?
Carefully is an adverb modifying the verb can (not) carry.
2. Loose lips sink ships.
Loose is an adjective qualifying the noun lips.
3. The teacher’s cough sounds really bad.
Bad is an adjective that completes the being verb sounds, and describes the noun cough.
4. The new employee is careless about following directions.
Careless is an adjective that completes the being verb is and describes the noun employee.
5. That ginger flavor ice cream tastes awfully good.
Awfully is an adverb modifying the adjective good.