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What is an adjective? An adjective describes or modifies a noun by telling 1) what kind, 2) how many, or 3) which one.
The old boat sat on the purple whale. One man fished from the boat. That whale looks very tame. Which one? How many? What kind?
Why are adjectives awesome? Adjectives are awesome because they give detail, provide specifics, and give readers the ability to mentally picture an image. THINK IMAGERY!!!!
There are special types of adjectives called Articles Demonstrative Adjectives Comparative Adjectives Superlative Adjectives
Articles A An The They are called articles yet fit into the category of adjectives, one of the eight parts of speech!
A Use before words beginning with a consonant sound. Use with singular nouns. a cat a key a book
An Use before words beginning with a VOWEL sound. an antelope an orange an article
Demonstrative Adjectives These adjectives point out specific things. this that these those
This, That This boy is my friend. I want this boy on my team. That soccer ball belongs to me. I bought that ball yesterday. use with singular nouns answers the question which one?
These, Those use with plural nouns answers the question which ones? These people are working. They are working on these problems. Those books are on the table. The boys used those books to help them.
Comparative Adjectives used to compare two nouns or pronouns. Add –er to the end of one syllable words. Add more to the beginning of multi-syllable words. NEVER use –er and more together.
Let’s try some comparatives! Joe is ______ than Bill. Bill works _______ than Joe. This car is __________to drive than that one. (tall) (hard) (difficult) taller harder more difficult
Superlative Adjectives Used to compare three or more nouns or pronouns Add –est to the end of one syllable words. Add most to the beginning of multi-syllable words. NEVER use -est and most together.
Let’s try some superlatives! Mary has the ______ shirt. Mark is the _____ boy. They are the ________ children. Christy is the ________ girl I know. (bright) (tall) (honest) (helpful) brightest tallest most honest most helpful
Predicate Adjectives follow a linking verb refer back to the subject of the sentence more than one PA can modify the same noun The woman’s hair color looked beautiful. SLVPA The brown hues are elegant and soft. ADJ’s
DON’T FORGET: Predicate Adjectives…. PA’s follow a linking verb and refer back to the noun or subject. They are called predicate adjectives yet fit the adjective category.
ADJECTIVES brown soulful beach happy Can you generate other adjectives for the pictures?
Find the adjectives. The bald teacher handed out the whiteThe bald teacher handed out the white papers. papers The bald teacher handed out the whitepapers 1
TheThe laptop computer has a blue screen and a black screen. The 2
bigThe big yellow bus went down the wrong road. bus went down the wrong road The bigbus went down the wrong road 3
TheThe crazy plane will crash quickly. The 4
5 That big bad dog frequently chased the scared little boys up trees.
TheThe young boy is very, very plump. The 6
Mom and dad alwaysMom and dad always help me with my English homework. help me with my English homework Mom and dad alwayshelp me with my English homework 7
The friendly teacher likes to read story books and talk a lot. 8
The twoThe two doctors visited the sick patient at the community hospital. doctors visited the sickpatient at the communityhospital The twodoctors visited the sickpatient at the communityhospital 9
The thinThe thin girl did not really like the green boy. girl did The thingirl did 10
The footballThe football team won the big game easily! team won the big game The footballteam won the big game 11
TheThe little brown cat sometimes has bad hair. The 12
The happy little green and yellow bug is smiling. 13
Select the CORRECT adjectives. Try this website http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/cgi- shl/quiz.pl/adjectives_quiz.htmhttp://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/cgi- shl/quiz.pl/adjectives_quiz.htm Or what about this one http://www.softschools.com/quizzes/grammar/adj ective/quiz219.htmlhttp://www.softschools.com/quizzes/grammar/adj ective/quiz219.html
ASSIGNMENT TIME! Grammar Book pg 236’s Independent Practice #’s 21-45 – ALL! HINT: here is how I would format my paper 21. This archeologist was exploring the left bank of the Nile River near the ancient city of Thebes.
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