Use Adjectives and Adverbs, but Do Not Overuse Them

To make a scene in your story more specific, you can use adjectives and adverbs. Study the sentences below:

  • The toddler threw his teddy bear onto the floor.
Neither adjectives nor adverbs are used in the first sentence. We do not know how the toddler feels or what type of floor is being mentioned here.

  • The toddler threw his teddy bear angrily onto the wooden floor.
The second sentence is good as it gives more specific information to the readers. The adverb angrily shows how the toddler feels when he was throwing his teddy bear, and the word wooden serves as an adjective describing the floor.

For more information, read Fokus SPM (March 2013, page 44-45)