Learn English with English, baby!

Join for FREE!


English Forums

Use our English forums to learn English. The message boards are great for English questions and English answers. The more you contribute, the more all members can practice English!


English Talk

Is the goofy an adjective here?

Jeremy Chen


We were acting pretty goofy last night after drinking all that beer.
Ebaby says goofy is an adjective, but can goofy modify "were acting"?

Can someone help me with this grammar question?

04:33 PM Sep 17 2008 |

The iTEP® test

  • Schedule an iTEP® test and take the official English Practice Test.

    Take Now >




I think goofy is an adjective. Correctly speaking, the sentence should be:  We were acting pretty goofily last night after drinking all that beer.

However, it is very common to hear Americans say " Acting goofy." I think you shouldn't write that in a formal paper, but it's acceptable to speak like that…

08:02 PM Sep 18 2008 |