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Chapter 4. Terms of Endearment: More Par... > Adverbs: Who Ya Gonna Call? - Pg. 37

Terms of Endearment: More Parts of Speech 3. 37 Use an adjective after a linking verb. A linking verb connects a subject with a descriptive word. Here are the most common linking verbs: be ( is, am, are, was, were, and so on), seem, appear, look, feel, smell, sound, taste, become, grow, remain, stay, and turn. · Chicken made this way tastes more delicious (not deliciously ). And in This Corner ... Identify the adjective or adjectives in each of the following sentences. (They are all winners in a contest in which contestants were asked to take a well-known expression in a foreign language, change a single letter, and provide a definition for the new expression. So ignore the foreign ex- pressions.) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. ¿HARLEZ-VOUS FRANCAIS?--Can you drive a French motorcycle? ¡IDIOS AMIGOS!--We're wild and crazy guys! PRO BOZO PUBLICO--Support your local clown. MONAGE A TROIS--I am three years old. QUIP PRO QUO--A fast retort PORTE-KOCHERE--Sacramental wine French wild, crazy local three fast Sacramental Answers Adverbs: Who Ya Gonna Call? Adverbs are words that describe verbs, adjectives, or other adverbs. Adverbs answer the questions "When?" "Where?" "How?" or "To what extent?" For example: · · · · When? left yesterday, begin now Where? fell below, move up How? happily sang, danced badly To what extent? partly finished, eat completely Fortunately for us, most adverbs are formed by adding - ly to an adjective. This makes recognizing an adverb fairly easy. Of course, we don't want things to be too easy, so there are a bunch of adverbs that don't end in - ly . Here are some of the most common non- ly adverbs: · afterward · almost · even · far · fast · hard · here · how · late · already · back · often · quick · rather · slow · so · soon · still