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Adjectives Your sentences would be very short and dull with only nouns and pronouns. The girls watched movies The teenage girls avidly watched the classic movies yesterday.
Adjectives modify the meanings of nouns and pronouns What is your favorite movie like? – Is it long, short, happy, interesting, or scary? – These are all possible adjectives that make the word movie more precise
To find an adjective find the noun then ask yourself: What kind? – The silent crowd watched the film – Do you like scary movies?
Which one(s)? – That role was written for the actress. – I like the funny parts.
How many? – Thirty people stood in line to buy a ticket. – I have seen the movie many times.
How much? – He deserves much praise for his performance. – Few seats in the theater were empty.
Adjectives can modify different nouns or pronouns, or they can modify the same noun or pronoun Different nouns – Mandy wore a red vest with a white shirt. – The Big dog played with the small dog The same noun – The vest had big blue buttons – The small white cat was playful.
Using punctuation with two adjectives At times there will be two adjectives before the noun they describe If they are not connected by a conjunction, such as and or or, there might need to be a comma between them
To decide if a comma is needed read the adjectives with the word and between them If the adjectives make sense use a comma to replace and – The soft, furry vest is on the hanger. If the adjectives do not make sense with the word and between them do not add a comma – The red corduroy vest is in the drawer.
An adjective usually comes before the noun or pronoun it modifies It can also follow a noun, pronoun, or linking verb Before a noun – She wore the latest fashion. After a noun – His shirt, big and baggy, hung down to his knees. After a linking verb – Ron looks quite handsome today.
Proper Adjectives- An adjective that is formed from a proper noun. Proper adjectives also begin with a capital letter. Some proper adjectives keep the same form as the proper noun, others change form
Proper Noun Proper Adjective Keeps Same Form New York Monday Thanksgiving New York restaurant Monday dinner Thanksgiving holiday
Proper Noun Proper Adjective Changes Form Greece France Mexico Greek salad French bread Mexican fiesta
Just like compound nouns, compound adjectives are made up of two or more words Rooftop café Faraway lands
Articles A, an, and the form a group of adjectives called articles A comes before a word that begins with consonant sounds An comes before a word that begins with vowel sounds – A new theater showed an old movie.
Adjective or Noun? The same word can be an adjective in one sentence and a noun in another sentence. – I hope to finish my school assignment before dinner. – I left my English book at school. – While setting the table, I broke a dinner plate. – My father other cooks dinner.
Adjective or Pronoun? A word is an adjective when it modifies a noun and a pronoun when it stands alone. – I have been to this camp before. – Do you like this?
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