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Is cowardly an adjective?



 
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Is cowardly an adjective? #1 (permalink) Wed Aug 04, 2010 15:19 pm   Is cowardly an adjective?
 

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ESL/EFL Test #241 "Opposite Meanings (3)", question 8

Roy is not .......... He is cowardly. He is afraid of everything!

(a) kind
(b) bitter
(c) tall
(d) brave

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #241 "Opposite Meanings (3)", answer 8

Roy is not brave. He is cowardly. He is afraid of everything!

Correct answer: (d) brave

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Hi there,
Is not a word "cowardly" an adverb? So, should it not be: "He is coward". Or, in this situation: "He behaves cowardly".
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Is cowardly an adjective? #2 (permalink) Wed Aug 04, 2010 15:51 pm   Is cowardly an adjective?
 

Cowardly is an adjective.
Coward is a noun.

He is a cowardly coward.

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Is cowardly an adjective? #3 (permalink) Thu Aug 05, 2010 0:04 am   Is cowardly an adjective?
 

'Brave' is an adjective and the test is called 'Opposite Meanings', so 'cowardly' is the right choice because it's also an adjective.
A coward, as Torsten stated, is a noun and is not the right choice here.
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Is cowardly an adjective? #4 (permalink) Thu Aug 05, 2010 1:01 am   Is cowardly an adjective?
 

"Cowardly" is also an adverb, but its more common use is as an adjective.
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