Is Lucky Adjective, Noun Or Adverb? 5 Facts(When & Examples)


We can use the word “lucky” to mark good fortune most of the time. Let us check that the word “lucky” belongs to the group of adjective, noun or adverb in parts of speech.

The word “lucky” comes under the group of adjectives in parts of speech, but the same word can not be used as a noun or an adverb. The adverbial form of the word “lucky” is “luckily,” while the noun form of the word “lucky” is “luck”.

Now, we will learn some important facts about the usage of the adjective, noun, and adverbial form of the word “lucky”.

When is “lucky” an adjective?

Words which are mainly associated with the word “lucky” are fortunate, by chance etc. Let us check the word “lucky” is an adjektief of nie.

We can use the word “lucky” as an adjective when we use it to describe or modify any noun or noun equivalent with the meaning fortunate or by chance. The adjective “lucky” can be used both in positive and negative way.

Examples of “lucky” as an adjective –

We must go through below listed examples and explanations to learn the use of the adjective “lucky”.

voorbeeldAspek om te wysVerduideliking
1. Robin is lucky to have such noble and socially active mother.Omlyn van enkelvoud selfstandige naamwoordThe adjective “lucky” is in use to modify that state of the singular proper noun Robin.
2. Robin and his sister are lucky to have such noble and socially active mother.Omlyn van meervoud selfstandige naamwoordThe adjective “lucky” is in use to modify that state of the plural noun Robin and his sister.
3. Robin has a pet tortoise at home. He is lucky to have such cute animal as his pet.Omlyn van enkelvoud voornaamwoordThe adjective “lucky” is in use to modify the 3rd person singular pronoun he. Here the pronoun he is referring the proper noun Robin.
4. Robin and his sister have a pet tortoise at home. They are lucky to have such cute animal as his pet.Omlyn van meervouds voornaamwoordThe adjective “lucky” is in use to modify the 3rd person plural pronoun they. Here the pronoun they is referring the plural noun Robin and his sister.
5. Robin is as lucky as his sister in terms of getting nice gifts in his birthday.Om die ooreenkoms te merkThe adjective “lucky” is in use to show similarity between Robin and his sister regarding receiving gifts in birthday
6. You are luckier than me as you have received the promotion before mine.Om die vergelyking te wysThe adjective “lucky” is in use to show comparison between the addressed person and the speaker regarding receiving promotion.
7. You are luckiest among all the students as you got appreciation from the strictest teacher of our class.Om die meerderwaardigheid te wysThe adjective “lucky” is in use to show “superiority” of the addressed person regarding receiving appreciation from the strictest teacher of the class.
Examples of “lucky” as an adjective

Is “lucky” a descriptive adjective?

We mainly use descriptive adjectives to describe the state or quality of a noun or noun equivalent. Let us check if the word “lucky” is a descriptive adjective or not.

We can mark the word “lucky” as a descriptive adjective if it is in use to describe a certain state of any noun, pronoun, or noun equivalent. Now, we will learn important usages of the descriptive adjective “lucky.”

Usages of “lucky” as a descriptive adjectivevoorbeeldVerduideliking
1. To mark a positive impactYou are lucky to have such a senior and serious person as your mathematics teacher.The adjective “lucky” is in use to describe the positive impact of the addressed person’s fortune to have a good mathematics teacher.
2. To mark a negative impactYou must not watch today’s cricket game, as your bad luck always makes our national team lose the game.The adjective “lucky” is in use to describe the negative impact of the addressed person’s fortune of losing the cricket game.
Usages of “lucky” as a descriptive adjective

Is “lucky” a noun?

It is found that the addition of the suffix +y most of the time does not come under the group of nouns. Let us check if the word “lucky” can perform the role of a noun or not.

The word “lucky” can not be used as a noun because the noun form of the word “lucky” is “luck”. The word “luck” is mainly used to depict good fortune, bad fortune, prosperity, felicity, etc.

When we can use the word “luck” as a noun –

There are distinct aspects which can be best described with the help of the selfstandige naamwoord “luck”. Now, we are going to learn those aspects along with related examples.

Usage of the noun "geluk"voorbeeldVerduideliking
1.To mark an entity that has been received without any effort and by chanceYou really have luck regarding getting an offer for a higher job role.The noun “luck” is in use to convey the meaning that the addressed person receives a higher job role without putting in any effort.
2.To mark the effect of any good particleEarly morning sunlight has a powerful influence on attracting luck into one’s life.The noun “luck” is in use to convey the meaning that early sunlight has a powerful influence to attract luck of one’s life.
3.Someone or something that has a positive impact Though she is not directly involved, I believe my mother is my good luck in my career.The noun “luck” is in use to convey the meaning that the mother of the speaker always brings good luck to the speaker.
4.Someone or something that has a negative impact Though Robin is my best friend, he always brings bad luck to me during dance performances.The noun “luck” is in use to convey the meaning that the best friend of the speaker always brings bad luck for the speaker during any dance performance.
Usage of the noun “luck”

Which type of noun is “luck”?

We must know the type of a particular noun to learn the detailed usage of that particular noun. Let us check the type of the noun “luck”.

The noun “luck” comes under the category of abstract noun in parts of speech as we can not touch or materialize it, but we can feel the good or bad fortune in the mold of “luck.”

Examples of the noun “luck” –

Here are two examples, along with related explanations, where we have used the noun “luck”.

voorbeeldVerduideliking
1. I hope your good luck will bring the new project to our company.The noun “luck” is in use to show the positive impact of the addressed person’s good fortune.
2. I hope your bad luck will not discourage us from starting the new project for our company.The noun “luck” is in use to show the negative impact of the addressed person’s fortune, which is not up to par.
Examples of the noun “luck”

Is “lucky” an adverb?

The most common suffix to add to a word to make it an bywoord is “ly.” Let us check if the word “lucky” can perform the role of an adverb or not.

The word “lucky” can not be used as an adverb as the word is itself an adjective. The adverbial form of the adjective “lucky” is “luckily,” which means by chance with good fortune.

When we can use “luckily” as an adverb –

An adverb must be related to some activity or action to be determined as an adverb. Now, we will learn the usage of the adverb “luckily.”

Usage of the adverb “luckily”voorbeeldVerduideliking
By not putting any effortLuckily, he received the last bus on the route to his house, though he was already late to catch that.Luckily, the adverb “luckily” is in use to modify the activity “receiving the last bus”. Here, the adverb “luckily” wants to state the meaning that the person got the last bus with some good luck and by not putting any effort into catching it as he was already late.
Usage of the adverb “luckily”

Which type of adverb is “luckily”?

There are various types of adverbs in use in various parts of speech. Let us check the group of adverbs to which the word “luckily” belongs.

The adverb “luckily” belongs to the group of adverbs of manner. Purpose of using the adverb “luckily” is all about gaining some positive or negative consequences by not putting any effort in.

Examples of the adverb “luckily” –

Two examples and related explanations related to the usage of the adverb “luckily” have been given below.

voorbeeldeVerduideliking
1. The player is a newcomer but luckily scored the goal without any support from fellow players.The adverb “luckily” is used to show that the new player scored a goal by chance.
2. I am a new office staff, but luckily the boss called me to give the presentation at tomorrow’s board meeting.The adverb “luckily” is used to show that the speaker received the opportunity to give the presentation at tomorrow’s board meeting by coincidence.
Examples of the adverb “luckily”

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We can make a list of verb phrases that can be used informally in our daily informal communication, such as luck on, luck into, luck out, and so on.

Arpita Bose Roy

Haai! Ek is Arpita Bose Roy. My kwalifikasies is MA in Engels met B. Ed. in beide algemene onderwys en spesiale onderwys. Ek het 2 jaar ondervinding as 'n "taalontleder" by IIT Kharagpur en 4 jaar ondervinding as 'n "akademiese inhoudontwikkelaar" by IIT Kharagpur. Tans werk ek as akademiese skrywer by Lambdageeks. Kom ons koppel deur LinkedIn-https://www.linkedin.com/mwlite/in/arpita-bose-roy-0aa32553

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