In this Spanish Difficult Review quiz you will be reviewing adjectives and the different types of adverbs. For instance, an adjective provides further description of a noun or pronoun. Look at the Spanish noun for house which is casa. Now look at the sentence: It is a house. From that sentence, what do you know about that house? Nothing really. Now let’s add an adjective so that you now have the sentence: The house is red.
What have you now learned about the house? You learned that the house is red. In this case, red is an adjective as it further describes the given noun.
An adverb is a word that can modify verbs, adjectives and even other adverbs. Adverbs also tell you when, where, why, how or under what conditions something has happened.
In the Spanish Difficult Review quizzes titled Grammar: Comparative Adverbs and Grammar: Superlative Adverbs you learned that there were different types of adverbs. These included the 'Adverbs of Manner' (English words that end with the letters 'ly' while in Spanish they end with the letters 'mente'), the 'Comparative Adverbs' (English words that indicate quantity or quality and where most words end with the letters 'er' whereas in Spanish the words más or menos are placed before the noun, adverb or adjective it is comparing) and the 'Superlative Adverbs'. The Superlative Adverbs are adverbs that indicate the most. In English this is shown by the words ending of with the letters 'est'. In Spanish, these types of adverbs include the definite article just before the words of más and menos.
Now let’s revisit the sentence above. You know that the house is red. What if you were to say, the house is redder. What kind of an adverb form would that be? The adjective was red – now you are learning even more information because it is now redder. So, when an adverb modifies an adjective and the letters 'er' make the adjective become an adverb, what kind of an adverb is it?
Since the word ends with the letters 'er' the adverb is known as a 'Comparative Adverb' as it now shows you quality and/or quantity. Now what if the sentence were to read as: The house is the reddest. What kind of an adverb would it be then? Since red ends with the letters 'est' you know that it is a 'Superlative Adverbs' as it gives you the most quality and/or quantity.
Now what if the sentence reads as: The red house quickly washed away. What kind of an adverb is shown here? There is an action of how something happened, i.e., “quickly”. This type of an adverb is an 'Adverb of Manner' as it tells how something happened.
If you need more of a refresher on the different types of adverbs, please revisit the Spanish Difficult Review quizzes titled Grammar: Comparative Adverbs and Grammar: Superlative Adverbs as they will provide you with examples and a little more information on each type of adverb. The goal of this quiz is to help you remember those different types. Therefore, you will be given ten sentences, each in Spanish. Your task is to then determine if the sentence is in the basic adjective form, the Adverb of Manner form, the Comparative Adverb form or the Superlative Adverb form.