- He took the rejection very(adv) hard(adv).
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Can an adverb modify another adverb?
- He played very(adv) well(adj).
- He is a dirty(adj) old(adj man(n).
- His mother is very(adv) old(adj).
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I believe that most books say that adverbs usually modify VERBS, ADJECTIVES, and ADVERBS.
In #3, the adjective “dirty” does not modify the adjective “old.”
It modifies the noun phrase “old man.”
He is a dirty old man.
Compare: He is a nice old man.