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Part: 6 In Your Write Mind > Adjectives - Pg. 285

Guide to Grammar and Usage 285 Most adverbs are formed by adding - ly to an adjective. Here is a list of the most common adverbs that do not end in - ly: afterward almost already also back even far fast hard here how late long low more near never next now often quick rather slow so soon still then there today tomorrow too when where yesterday Use an adverb to describe a verb, an adjective, or another adverb. Examples: Describe a verb: Experiments using dynamite must be done carefully. Describe an adjective: Sam had an unbelievably huge appetite for pizza. Describe an adverb: They sang so clearly. Agreement of Pronoun and Antecedent Pronouns and antecedents (the words to which they refer) must agree or match. Follow these rules: · A pronoun replaces a noun. To make sure that your writing is clear, always use the noun first before using the pronoun. · Be sure that the pronoun refers directly to the noun. · A pronoun agrees (or matches) with its antecedent. Use a singular personal pronoun with a singular indefinite pronoun. Example:If anyone questions the amount, refer him or her to payroll. The singular pronouns him or her refer to the singular pronoun anyone. Here is a list of the common singular indefinite pronouns: anyone each either every (person, etc.) everyone neither no one one somebody someone Agreement of Subject and Verb Agreement means that sentence parts match. Follow these rules to match sentence parts: · A singular subject takes a singular verb. Example: I am going to the movies. · A plural subject takes a plural verb. Example: Lou and Shai are going to the movies. · Some verbs have irregular forms. The following table lists the most common ones. Be Singular: is, am, was Do does, did Have has, had