An adjective describes a noun or pronoun: “That boy is so loud!”
An adverb describes a verb or anything apart from a noun and pronoun: “That boy speaks so loudly!”
Adverbs are used to answer how questions e.g. “How does he talk? – He talks loudly.”
Flowers smell sweet or flowers smell sweetly, which is correct? Smell sweet is correct because it describes the smell of flowers.
Smell sweetly tells how a rose smells i.e. flowers do not have noses so they cannot smell! 😃
“Fresh bread smells great” (adjective) – I am describing my opinion on fresh bread
“I smell terribly because I have a cold” (adverb) – I am not able to use my nose to smell things because of my cold.
Try to solve this short quiz. 🤓