MJH_teacher Part 1- What are nouns an adjectives? How do we use the adjectives?
MJH_teacher nouns adjectives What are nouns and adjectives ? I like to eat soup. In the winter, I like to eat h hh hot, steamy, onion soup. hot, steamy, onion soup. are descriptions of the soup. = adjectives
MJH_teacher An adjective describes or modifies a noun (or a pronoun) e.g.The small dog is eating a big bone. He is very young.
MJH_teacher The adjective’s place in the sentence: The adjective comes before the noun it describes. wolfforest The big, bad wolf went to the dark forest. the wolf big,bad describe dark describes the forest
MJH_teacher Exception: If the verb in the sentence is “to be”, the adjective comes after the verb. The wolf The wolf is big and bad. Her stories Her stories are boring. boring describes her stories
MJH_teacher Adjectives can be two or more words combined by the use of hyphens. e.g. the three-month-old baby a ninety-dollar jacket a two-hour trip
MJH_teacher Most English adjectives have the same form for the singular as for the plural. The red bench is under the green tree. The red benches are under the green trees. Exception: this/that – these/those
MJH_teacher Practice Time: Match opposite adjectives1 Match opposite adjectives2 Match opposite adjectives3 Revise more opposites Revise-opposites Opposites-memory game Opposites-memory game2 Write the opposites
MJH_teacher I Got home from camping last spring. Saw people, places and things. We barely had arrived, Friends asked us to describe The people, places and every last thing. So we unpacked our adjectives. I unpacked "frustrating" first. Reached in and found the word "worst". Then I picked "soggy" and Next I picked "foggy" and Then I was ready to tell them my tale. 'Cause I'd unpacked my adjectives. UNPACK YOUR ADJECTIVES Music & Lyrics: George R. Newall http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/grammarrock.htm#adjectives
MJH_teacher Adjectives are words you use to really describe things, Handy words to carry around. Days are sunny or they're rainy Boys are dumb or else they're brainy Adjectives can show you which way. Adjectives are often used to help us compare things, To say how thin, how fat, how short, how tall. Girls who are tall can get taller, Boys who are small can get smaller, Till one is the tallest And the other's the smallest of all.
MJH_teacher We hiked along without care. Then we ran into a bear. He was a hairy bear, He was a scary bear, We beat a hasty retreat from his lair. And described him with adjectives.
MJH_teacher >> (Whoah! Boy, that was one big, ugly bear!) (You can even make adjectives out of the other parts of speech, like verbs or nouns. All you have to do is tack on an ending, like "ic" or "ish" or "ary". For example, this boy can grow up to be a huge man, but still have a boyish face. "Boy" is a noun, but the ending "ish" makes it an adjective. "Boyish": that describes the huge man's face. Get it?)
MJH_teacher Next time you go on a trip, Remember this little tip: The minute you get back, They'll ask you this and that, You can describe people, places and things... Simply unpack your adjectives. You can do it with adjectives. Tell them about it with adjectives. You can shout it with adjectives.