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Chapter 8 Adjectives ADJECTIVES  What is adjective?  Adjective is used to describe a noun.  Where should an adjective be placed?  a. in front of.

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2 Chapter 8 Adjectives

3 ADJECTIVES  What is adjective?  Adjective is used to describe a noun.  Where should an adjective be placed?  a. in front of a noun  e.g. a smart boy  b. after verbs like “to be”, “to look”, etc..  e.g. She is beautiful

4 Functions of adjectives  1.Tell us who possesses the thing  e.g. This is my dog.  2.Give nationality or origin  e.g. He is an American boy.  3.Tell us about age  e.g. She is an old lady.  4.Tell us about size  e.g. He is a fat boy.

5  5.Tell us about color  e.g. She is wearing a red dress.  6.Tell us about material  e.g. It is a wooden table.  7.Tell us about shape  e.g. It is a round table.  8.Tell us about purpose  e.g. This is a hunting dog.  9.Describe the qualities or feelings  e.g. It is a cute dog.

6 Order of adjectives  1.possessive  2.qualities  3.size  4.age  5.shape  6.color  7.origin  8.material  9.purpose  my, your, his  lovely, beautiful  small, huge, tiny  old, young  round, square  red, blonde, black  Chinese, Swedish  plastic, wooden  hiking, hunting

7  1.I have a pair of brown Italian leather hiking shoes.  brown: color  Italian: origin  leather: material  hiking: purpose  Order: color  origin  material  purpose

8 2.Please show me your big white British hunting dog.  your: possessive  big: size  white: color  British: origin  hunting: purpose

9 car: new / nice / Italian / black-and-white This is a nice new black-and-white Italian car.

10  armchair: leather / big / our / green  This is our big green leather armchair.

11  1.house: dirty / wooden / old / small  2.shirt: white / silk / beautiful / new  3.towel: large / square / green / woolen  4.handbag: cheap / plastic / red / my  5.plate: blue-and-white / China / expensive / small

12  1.This is a dirty small old wooden house.  2.This is a beautiful new white silk shirt.  3.This is a large square green woolen towel.  4.This is my cheap red plastic handbag.  5.This is an expensive small blue-and-white China plate.

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