Isn't hard also adverb?


I think hard is used both adjective and adverb.

See example:

Because I want to study hard later and I want to know new facts, but other jobs don't have these advantages.
asked Oct 22 '12 at 12:49 Jiheun Han New member

2 answers


Yes, you are right.  "Hard" is used both as an adjective and also an adverb.

He is a hard worker. (Adj)

He works hard. (Adverb)

link comment answered Oct 22 '12 at 13:15 sanjay Expert

A dictionary is always the best, and first, place you should check when deciding whether a word is a noun, verb, adjective, or adverb.


The Oxford English Dictionary is perhaps the most complete, by far, dictionary -- and it includes both British and American English usages. Oxford maintains a free online version of its dictionary. The free online version includes all of the words of the printed versions, but not all of the special features found in print or on the paid site. Here is the US English page for "hard" --


I hope this helps.

link comment answered Oct 22 '12 at 15:51 Jeff Pribyl Grammarly Fellow

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