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1 Parts of Speech Adjectives Objectives: To identify adjectives, proper adjectives, and compound adjectivesTo distinguish adjectives from pronouns
2 Part Definition Example NounA person, place, thing, or idea.Under the clouds, we felt like fish swimming in suntan oil.PronounA word that takes the place of one or more nounsElectra thought that her tattoo was larger than she expected.VerbA word or phrase that expresses action or a state of beingThe movie starts at 9:00. (action)The movie is terrible. (being)AdjectiveA word that modifies a noun or a pronounThat new blue sports car has aluminum rims and a high-tech GPS system.
3 To find adjectives, first find each noun and pronoun in a sentence. Then ask:What kind?fresh airtall treesloud musicstrong windsWhich one(s)?these windowsthat womanred carpetssleek dressesHow many?twenty seatssix menone carfifty centsHow much?great amountsmall dosemuch helplittle aid
4 Adjective Placement Before a Noun The cold, rough water made swimming hard.After a NounThe water, cold and rough, made swimming hard.After a Linking VerbThe water is cold and rough.
5 1. Proper Adjectives An adjective formed from a proper noun. GreeceGreek saladThanksgivingThanksgiving dinnerNew YorkNew York restaurant
6 2. Compound Adjectives A rooftop cafe A household word Faraway lands His record-breaking sprintAn everyday occurrenceA first-class meal
7 3. Articles a an the Use a before a word beginning with a consonant A special group of adjectivesa an theUse a before a word beginning with a consonantUse an before a word beginning with a vowel(An airplane landed on a ship.)
8 Words Used as Pronouns or Adjectives DemonstrativeInterrogativeIndefinitethatthesethisthosewhatwhichwhoseall manyanother moreany mostboth neithereach othereither severalfew some
9 If these words come before a noun, then they are adjectives If these words come before a noun, then they are adjectives. If these words stand alone, then they are pronouns.adjectiveThese boots are made for leather (These modifies boots. It tells which boots.)pronounThese are the wrong color. (These is the subject of the sentence.)What answer did he give you?What did he find there?