1. the study of the way the sentences of a language are constructed
2. a set of rules accounting for these constructions
I was never one for rules - so as a consequence, grammar never really took. In my ever pursuit of Chasing Distractions, I have decided to revisit the rules of the wordsmith. In this first installment I will discuss Adverbs and Adjectives.
Often people confuse the use of some adverbs and some adjectives. Adjectives modify nouns or pronouns. Adverbs modify verbs, adjectives or other adverbs. For this installment I will use the adjective sure and the adverb surely.
Instructions: Choose the correct form for each of these sentences.
1. You seem very (surely, sure) of yourself.
2. Ila (surely, sure) is tired from work.
3. The milk (surely, sure) tastes sour.
4. Are you (surely, sure) this is the right road?
5. This story (surely, sure) is exciting.
The Grammar Police informed me that the correct answers are:
(Each answer in which you used 'surely' could be
Surley I will now be able to write better blog posts. I am sure of it.
(I hope I got that right)
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Source: Daily Grammar.com