Presentation on theme: "AN ADJECTIVE IS…… a word that modifies a noun or pronoun."— Presentation transcript:
1AN ADJECTIVE IS…… a word that modifies a noun or pronoun. A D J E C T I V E SAN ADJECTIVE IS……a word that modifies a noun or pronoun.
2WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO MODIFY? A D J E C T I V E SWHAT DOES IT MEAN TO MODIFY?to describe a word or to make its meaning more definiteSo ADJECTIVES describe nouns & pronouns. In other words, ADJECTIVES make the meaning of nouns & pronouns more definite.
3WHAT DO ADJECTIVES ANSWER? what kind? which one? how many? how much?
4NOUNS ACTING AS ADJECTIVES: When used to describe,Common Nouns become Common AdjectivesEx. light bulbProper Nouns become Proper AdjectivesEx. Spanish ricePossessive Nouns become Possessive AdjectivesEx. Mrs. Glover’s studentsCompound Nouns become Compound AdjectivesEx. newspaper reporter
5Pronouns Acting As Adjectives POSSESSIVE PRONOUNSWhen used to describe, possessive pronouns become possessive adjectives.Ex. My house
6Pronouns Acting As Adjectives DEMONSTRATIVE PRONOUNS When used to describe,THIS THAT THESE & THOSEbecome Demonstrative AdjectivesEx. That shoe
7Pronouns Acting As Adjectives INDEFINITE PRONOUNS When used to describe, Indefinite Pronouns become Indefinite Adjectives.Ex. Many students
8Pronouns Acting As Adjectives INTERROGATIVE PRONOUNS When used to describe,WHAT WHICH WHO WHOM WHOSE become Interrogative AdjectivesEx. Which game?
9A D J E C T I V E STwo or more adjectives, of equal weight, modifying the same noun= COORDINATE ADJECTIVES. Generally, you should separate the adjectives with a COMMA.
10A D J E C T I V E S THE “AND SWAP” TEST FIRST: Put the word and between the adjectives and see if that makes sense.SECOND: Swap the order of the adjectives and see if that makes sense.If so, the adjectives are coordinate adjectives.Consider this example:It was a long, hot summer.
11Which sentences use commas appropriately between adjectives? We were prepared for a long, tedious, planning session.2. Allen owns several blue, wool sweaters.3. In order to get home, we must travel over several narrow, winding, treacherous roads.
12A D J E C T I V E SIF YOU SAID…SENTENCE 3You are correct!
13Guided Practice 1. Native American grew corn beans and tomatoes. 2. The sleek powerful leopard raced toward its prey.3. The large heavy bag is mine.4. He drove a shiny green sedan.5. The attic was filled with many old clothes.6. The hot humid weather made everyone grouchy.7. Matthew said he liked the strong majestic tigers best.8. I tripped over a large bumpy log and lost my balance.9. The nice loving dog licked my cheeks.10. Tom has a new expensive car that he drives to work.11. The big ugly dog chased me all the way to my house.12. Jill is the youngest sweetest girl on our street.13. Dad's boss is a very friendly patient person.
14Guided Practice1. Native American grew corn, beans and tomatoes. 2. The sleek, powerful leopard raced toward its prey. 3. The large, heavy bag is mine. 4. He drove a shiny, green sedan. 5. The attic was filled with many old clothes. (no comma) 6. The hot, humid weather made everyone grouchy. 7. Matthew said he liked the strong, majestic tigers best. 8. I tripped over a large bumpy log and lost my balance. (no comma) 9. The nice, loving dog licked my cheeks. 10. Tom has a new expensive car that he drives to work. (no comma) 11. The big, ugly dog chased me all the way to my house. 12. Jill is the youngest, sweetest girl on our street. 13. Dad's boss is a very friendly, patient person.