Adverbs Modifying Adjectives

May 22, 2021

An adverb can tell to what extent an adjective modifies a noun. An adverb that modifies an adjective is called an intensifier.

That is an unusually tall tree. (Unusually tells how tall the tree is.)
Jared’s sister is exceptionally smart. (Exceptionally tells how smart the sister is.)

Position of Adverbs

Adverbs that modify adjectives must go directly before the adjectives they modify.

The strangely quiet classroom made the teacher wonder what had happened.