Muitas palavras em inglês tem varias formas – uma forma de substantivo, forma de verbo, forma de adjetivo e forma de advérbio. Nem todas as palavras tem todas as formas, mas aqui estão alguns exemplos das que tem.
Example Sentences & Explanation:
- Substantivo: I stopped to admire the beauty of the sunset.
- Verbo: She painted some flowers on the wall to beautify the room.
- Adjetivo: I bought a beautiful new dress.
- Advérbio: He sings beautifully.
- Substantivo 1: There are many benefits of quitting smoking.
- Substantivo 2: The beneficiary of the donation is a small non-profit organization.
(beneficiary = person or organization that receives a benefit)
- Verbo: This new cultural center will benefit the entire community.
- Adjetivo: Your suggestions were quite beneficial; they really helped us improve.
- Advérbio: I had a number of teachers who beneficially influenced my life.
- Substantivo 1: There’s an interesting story behind the creation of this product.
- Substantivo 2: The creator of this product got the idea in a dream.
(creation = the event/process of creating; creator = the person who creates)
- Verbo: These changes are going to create problems in the long run.
- Adjetivo: She has some creative ideas for decorating the room.
- Advérbio: My boss is incapable of thinking creatively – he just likes to follow the rules.
- Substantivo : Choosing whether or not to have children is a big decision.
- Verbo: I can’t decide which of these two universities I want to attend.
- Adjetivo 1: Barbara is a great leader because she’s very decisive.
(a decisive person means someone who makes decisions easily and firmly)
- Adjetivo 2: That was the decisive battle which made them lose the war.
(a decisive event is one that is essential to the outcome)
- Advérbio: “My mind is made up,” he said decisively.
- Substantivo : There are many differences between the Brazilian and Japanese cultures.
- Verbo: The law shouldn’t differentiate between rich and poor people; it should apply equally to everyone.
- Adjetivo: The second book in the series was very different from the first one. I liked the first one better.
- Advérbio: Everyone learns differently, so it’s important for teachers to use a variety of methods.
- Substantivo: Cell phones are a big distraction for drivers.
- Verbo: I was in the middle of writing an e-mail when my husband distracted me by asking a question.
- Adjetivo 1: I can’t study while listening to music; I find it distracting.
- Adjetivo 2: She seemed distracted – like she was thinking about something else.
(distracting describes the thing; distracted describes the person)
- Advérbio: My roommate was playing a video game; I told him I was going out and he nodded distractedly.
(distractedly = not really paying much attention)
- Substantivo: At first I was skeptical of his argument, but he gave several very convincing justifications.
- Verbo: Having financial problems doesn’t justify stealing.
- Adjetivo: I believe using violence is only justifiable in the case of self-defense.
- Advérbio: She was justifiably angry when I arrived an hour late for an important event.
- Substantivo: This bug spray offers protection from mosquitoes, fleas, ticks, and other biting insects.
- Verbo: The military protects the country from invasion by enemies.
- Adjetivo: Pamela is very protective of her books; she doesn’t like to lend them out.
- Advérbio: The mother hugged her child protectively.
- Substantivo: I have my doubts about the reliability of this internet connection.
- Verbo: My boss relies on me to keep him informed about the project.
- Adjetivo: Peter is very reliable. When he says he’ll do something, you can be sure it’ll get done.
- Advérbio: We can’t reliably guess the results of these changes.
- Substantivo: Depression is characterized by deep sadness.
- Verbo: The bad news saddened me.
- Adjetivo: Three people died in the tragedy. It was so sad.
- Advérbio: She explained sadly that she didn’t get the job.
- Substantivo: I don’t understand the significance of these statistics.
- Verbo: Dark, heavy clouds often signify a coming storm.
- Adjetivo: This discovery represents a significant breakthrough in cancer treatment.
- Advérbio: His English improved significantly after he studied in New York.
- Substantivo: She was so sick that she didn’t have the strength to get out of bed.
- Verbo: I exercise every day to strengthen my muscles.
- Adjetivo: You need to be very strong to lift up this couch.
- Advérbio: I strongly disagree with his statement.
- Substantivo: The new TV show has been a big success; millions of people are watching it.
- Verbo: You need to work hard if you want to succeed.
- Adjetivo: She retired after a long, successful career in marketing.
- Advérbio: I successfully fixed the broken computer.
- Substantivo: After years of dispute, the two companies finally reached an understanding.
(an understanding = an informal agreement)
- Verbo: I don’t understand why you’re quitting such a great job.
- Adjetivo: She has five kids, so it’s understandable that she’s busy.
- Advérbio: He was understandably upset when his new car broke down after only a week.