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1 A D J E C T I V E S AN ADJECTIVE IS…… a word that modifies a noun or pronoun.

2 A D J E C T I V E S WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO MODIFY? to describe a word or to make its meaning more definite So ADJECTIVES describe nouns & pronouns. In other words, ADJECTIVES make the meaning of nouns & pronouns more definite.

3 A D J E C T I V E S WHAT DO ADJECTIVES ANSWER? what kind? which one? how many? how much?

4 A D J E C T I V E S NOUNS ACTING AS ADJECTIVES: When used to describe, Common Nouns become Common Adjectives Ex. light bulb Proper Nouns become Proper Adjectives Ex. Spanish rice Possessive Nouns become Possessive Adjectives Ex. Mrs. Glovers students Compound Nouns become Compound Adjectives Ex. newspaper reporter

5 A D J E C T I V E S Pronouns Acting As Adjectives POSSESSIVE PRONOUNS When used to describe, possessive pronouns become possessive adjectives. Ex. My house

6 A D J E C T I V E S Pronouns Acting As Adjectives DEMONSTRATIVE PRONOUNS When used to describe, THIS THAT THESE & THOSE become Demonstrative Adjectives Ex. That shoe

7 A D J E C T I V E S Pronouns Acting As Adjectives INDEFINITE PRONOUNS When used to describe, Indefinite Pronouns become Indefinite Adjectives. Ex. Many students

8 A D J E C T I V E S Pronouns Acting As Adjectives INTERROGATIVE PRONOUNS When used to describe, WHAT WHICH WHO WHOM WHOSE become Interrogative Adjectives Ex. Which game?

9 A D J E C T I V E S Two or more adjectives, of equal weight, modifying the same noun= COORDINATE ADJECTIVES.adjectivesnoun Generally, you should separate the adjectives with a COMMA.

10 A 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.

11 A D J E C T I V E S Which sentences use commas appropriately between adjectives? 1.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.

12 A D J E C T I V E S IF YOU SAID… SENTENCE 3 You are correct!

13 Guided 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.

14 Guided 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. (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.


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