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Modifiers THERE WILL BE A MODIFIERS QUIZ THIS FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6 TH WRITE THAT DOWN SOMEWHERE NOW… (either your agenda or the top of the graphic organizer).
Modifiers What does it mean to modify? To describe the word or to make its meaning more definite.
Modifiers What is an adjective? A word that modifies a noun or a pronoun.
Modifiers What is an adverb? A word that usually modifies a verb.
Modifiers: Regular Comparisons There are two degrees of comparison: 1.Comparative Degree 2.Superlative Degree
Modifiers: Regular Comparisons 1.Comparative Degrees: form by adding –er OR the word more or less. –Use when comparing two things –Never use both Example: slower (yes) more dangerous (yes) more slower (no)
Modifiers: Regular Comparisons 1.Superlative Degrees: form by adding –est OR the word most or least. –Use when comparing three or more things –Never use both Example: slowest (yes) most dangerous (yes) most slowest (no)
Modifiers One Syllable Words Words that are one syllable form the degrees of comparisons by adding –er or –est. Examples: smarter smartest
Modifiers Two Syllable Words Words that are two syllables do not form the degrees of comparisons in a consistent way. They can go either way! Examples: handsomer more festive
Modifiers Three Syllable Words Words that are three syllables form the degrees of comparisons by adding more/less or most/least. Examples: more/less dangerous most/least dangerous
Modifiers GOOD vs. WELL Good is an adjective. It can also follow a linking verb. Examples: She has a good grade. (good modifies grade) The soup smells good. (good is the linking verb)
Modifiers GOOD vs. WELL Well is an adverb. It can also follow an action verb. Example: He plays sports well. (well modifies the verb plays)
Modifiers GOOD vs. WELL The Exception: Well is used to refer to health. Example: She feels well today.