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Adverbs

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INTRODUCTION
The subject matter of our term-paper is the comparative analysis of typological features of adjectives and adverbs in English and in Armenian.

The general meaning peculiar to English adjectives is that of property. For example, adjectives can give us information about:

Quality: a beautiful dress, a nice day Size:a big car, a tall man Age : a young man Temperature:a cool evening, a hot day Shape:a round table, a square box Colour:blue eyes, a white horse Origin:a Swiss watch

It has neither number, nor case, nor gender distinctions. Some adjectives have degrees of comparison.

Adverbs in English can modify verbs, adjectives (including numbers), clauses, sentences and other adverbs. Adverbs typically answer questions such as how? , in what way? , when? , where? , and to what extent?.

Some words can be both adverbs and adjectives as follow: far, hard, and long. It is important to distinguish how they are used. E.g. I don’t live far away from here. (Adverb)
Where I live isn’t far from here. (Adjective)
She worked quite hard. (Adverb)
She found the work quite hard. (Adjective)
Armenian adjectives are words expressing properties of objects (e.g., կարմիր red, հետաքրքիր interesting, խելացի clever, etc.) and, hence, qualifying nouns.Adjectives in the...