Here is the technical low-down. Fun is a noun. You use adjectives to modify nouns; that is, to change them in some way. However, very is an adverb. You use adverbs to modify verbs or other adjectives. So it is incorrect to use an adverb to modify a noun. You could say, “It was a very exciting time.” In this case, very is used correctly because it is modifying the adjective exciting. You could also say, “It was very enjoyable,” in which case very is still modifying the adjective enjoyable. Or you could simply say, “It was fun.”
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Commas drive me crazy. Are the below correct? If not, why? 1. Many women are surprised to learn that heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States. 2. Although heart disease has been studied for decades, most researchers have studied male patients. 3. Now, however, scientists are beginning to understand that heart attack symptoms differ in men and women. 4. Unfortunately, many doctors are unfamiliar with the symptoms of heart attacks in women, so their female patients may remain undiagnosed after a heart attack.