1. Adjectives and adverbs
German-speakers often confuse adjectives and adverbs, because in German these two parts of speech look identical. Most commonly, German learners of English use adjectives when they should use adverbs.
Wrong: "That is not political correct."
Right: “That is not politically correct.”
An adjective modifies (describes) a noun:
He is a patient listener. That solution is unusual.
An adverb modifies...
- We must finish quickly.
- It’s terribly urgent.
a participial adjective
- The report is badly written.
- She left unusually quickly.
an adverbial phrase
- We’re slightly behind schedule.