F1: Adjectives & Adverbs: Find your specific adjective or adverb problem in this section and write the rule for that specific problem. See Writing for Success Section 2.6 pp. 85-90 or pp. 3-6 of the following: http://accounts.smccd.edu/skyenglish/14grammar.pdf
Adjectives modify nouns should be placed before the noun.
He saw a view beautiful from where he stopped the car. (Incorrect)
He saw a beautiful view from where he stopped the car. (Correct)
Use adverbs, not adjectives, to modify verbs. Adverbs are often (but not always) adjectives with -ly on the end.
He stepped light while walking the haunted pathway. (Incorrect)
He stepped lightly while walking the haunted pathway. (Correct)
Adjectives can also modify nouns through a linking verb. Use adjective form here.
The burrito seemed enormously. (Incorrect)
The burrito seemed enormous. (Correct)
I feel terribly today. (Incorrect) – unless you meant your fingers were numb, modifying “feel.”
I feel terrible today (Correct) – here the adjective modifies “I.”