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  Weekly Feature: May 29, 2004

Adjectives and Adverbs
Tazim's Weekly Feature


This weekly feature outlines the basic rules for correct usage of adjectives and adverbs in your writing. These are very powerful words which have the incredible ability to transform your writing from ordinary to extraordinary. Adjectives and adverbs enrich your writing so that you are able to produce vivid pictures in the minds of your readers.

I always give this example to my students. Imagine that you are cooking a chicken for dinner. You can place the chicken in the oven to cook without adding anything to it, or you can make a sauce with garlic, ginger, tomato paste, soy sauce and black pepper to paste on the chicken before placing it in the oven. Can you already taste the difference between the two? You know that the second chicken will be tastier.

Your writing is very similar to this example. By using appropriate adjectives and adverbs, you can "spice up" your writing to produce work that is very rich in meaning and style. I hope that you will use a variety of these descriptive words to produce outstanding writing.

The following link will go through The Rules of Adjectives and Adverbs


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