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2 Understanding Modifiers This Powerpoint is hosted on Please visit for 100’s more free powerpoints

3 ADJECTIVES & ADVERBS RULES TO FOLLOW

4 ADJECTIVES Modifies (Describe) Nouns Modifies (Describe) Pronouns

5 DEFINITION OF AN ADJECTIVE: Adjectives are words that modify nouns and/or pronouns. They tell -  what kind  how many  which one(s) - about a person, place, thing, or idea/feeling/emotion.

6 EXAMPLES: The ship was an English vessel. (what kind) This factory is mine. (which one ) Many people enjoy the annual dinner. (how many, which one)

7 ADVERBS Modify (Describe) Verbs Modify (Describe) Adjectives Modify (Describe) Other Adverbs

8 AN ADVERB: Adverbs are words that modify an action verb or an action verb phrase, adjectives and other adverbs by expressing manner, place, time, degree, or number. They tell –  What kind  How many  Which one  To what extent (Umph!!) - about the verb, adjective, or other adverb

9 TYPES OF ADVERBS: Simple Interrogative Negative

10 EXAMPLES: SIMPLE: –She moved quietly. (Manner and tell how) –I waited there for an hour. (Place and tell where) –You may leave soon. (Time, tells when) –I called you once. (Number, tells how many) –He sat very still. (Degree, tells how much)

11 Interrogative Adverb Introduces a sentence that asks a question where, when, why and how

12 EXAMPLES: Interrogative: –When will you return? –How is the trunk being sent?

13 Negative Adverb Denies or contradicts a statement no, not, never, only, scarcely and hardly Note: two negative adverbs should not be used together.

14 EXAMPLES: Negative - I can scarcely believe my eyes. ( correct) - I haven’t no more sea shells. (incorrect)

15 Familiar Adverbs to Know almostfinallyseldom unusuallycertainly hardly quite so usually just rather very rather fairly nearly too scarcely well not no never


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