General English Series - 3
Parts Of Speech Part - 2
An adjective is a word that adds something to the meaning of a noun or pronoun.
- She is a good girl [What kind of a girl? A good girl]
- That book is mine. [Which book? That book]
An adjective is sometime seperated from the noun or pronoun it refers to
- The apple is sweet : [The adjective sweet refers to the noun 'apple']
- She became rich. [The adjective rich refers to the pronoun 'she']
A verb tells that someone or something does or is.
It usually expresses an action.
- He walks quickly.
- The cow eats grass.
- She writes a letter.
It may also express being.
- She is tired.
- She became an engineer.
Here is a became are not "doing words", they are "being words".
An adverb is a word that adds to the meaning of a verb.
- She writes neatly.
- Tom speaks French well.
- The bus stops here.
Also an adverb adds to the meaning of an adjective or another adverb. Study the adverbs quite and very in the following sentences.
- You are quite right. [Adds to the meaning of the adjective "right".]
- She spoke very well. [Adds to the meaning of another adverb "well"]