Grammar points are followed by examples and exercises which allow students to reinforce and consolidate their learning. Basic Portuguese provides readers with a thorough grounding in the fundamentals of Portuguese grammar. This chapter deals with Adjectives and adverbs which is one of the parts of the grammer. In Portuguese, as in English, adjectives are used to qualify nouns. In Portuguese, adjectives usually follow the noun and have to agree in gender and number with the noun they qualify. Adjectives tend to follow the same rules as nouns when it comes to gender and number. Adverbs are useful elements in a sentence, as they can modify a verb, an adjective, another adverb or even a whole sentence. Many adverbs are formed by simply adding the suffix -mente ('-ly') to the adjective. Any graphic accent on the adjective is dropped when taking the suffix.