Article and Adjectives
II. Articles and Proper Adjectives A. Articles: a, an, the 1. a, an = indefinite, not specific 2. the = definite, specific person, place, or thing B. Proper adjectives: formed with a proper noun. 1. Always starts with a capital letter 2. Some don’t change/most have alternate spellings. a. –an: Mexican, European b. –ese: Japanese, Chinese c. –ian: Canadian, Russian d. –ish: Spanish, English
Articles and Proper Adjectives
Adjectives and Adverbs Unit 8th grade English
Yesterday We entered the amazing world of adjectives.
We learned that an adjective is a word that modifies, or describes, a noun or pronoun. We learned that an adjective in the predicate of a sentence is called a…..
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Articles Proper Adjectives
Articles The words a, an, and the make up a special group of adjectives….articles!
Indefinite Articles A and an are called indefinite articles because they refer to one of a general group of people, places, things, or ideas. A is used with a consonant sound An is used with a vowel sound. Don’t confuse spellings with sounds.
Indefinite Articles A unit A painting An etching An hour A pig An emu
The Article The The is called a definite article because it identifies specific people, places, things, or ideas. The valuable statue is the only one of its kind.
Proper Adjectives Proper adjectives are formed from proper nouns.
A proper adjective ALWAYS begins with a capital letter. Examples: The Italian statue is on display at the Houston museum. The February exhibit follows a show of French paintings.
Formula for most proper adjectives.
Common Endings for Proper Adjectives -an Mexico Mexican Morocco Moroccan Alaska Alaskan Guatemala Guatemalan -ese China Chinese Bali Balinese Sudan Sudanese Japan Japanese -ian Canada Canadian Italy Italian Nigeria Nigerian Asia Asian -ish Spain Spanish Ireland Irish Turkey Turkish England English
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Although most proper adjectives are formed from proper nouns by adding one of the previous endings, some are formed differently. For those, you must check a dictionary.
Exercise A: Using a, an, Use a or an Satellite Electrical storm
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Exercise B: Change the Proper Noun to a Proper Adjective
Safari in Africa Dances in Mexico Jewelry from China Artist from Poland Snow in January Cheese from Wisconsin Flag from Nigeria Ring from Bolivia
Review… An adjective is a word that modifies, or describes, a noun or a pronoun. An adjective describes a person, place, thing, or idea. It gives more info about the noun or pronoun. A predicate adjective follows a linking verb and modifies the subject of the sentence. A and an are called indefinite articles because they refer to one of a general group of people, places, things, or ideas. The is called a definite article because it identifies specific people, places, things, or ideas.
Adjective Types Types: Adjectives modify nouns and adjectives
Adjectives ask: What kind, which one, and how many? Types: Proper Adjectives: Proper nouns used as an adjective. Theses adjectives are always capitalized. Example: Eskimo kayak and Chinese food Possessive Adjectives: Personal pronoun used as an adjective Examples: my, our, his, her, its, their your Mm house, your car, our mother
Compound Adjectives A compound adjective is an adjective that comprises more than one word. Usually, hyphens are used to link the words together to show that it is one adjective. Examples: Please request a four-foot table. ('Four-foot' is an adjective describing the table. A hyphen is used to link 'four' and 'foot' to show that it is one adjective.) It is a 6-page document. Claire worked as a part-time keeper at the safari park. That is an all-too-common mistake.
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