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Parts of Speech Adjectives Objectives: To identify adjectives, proper adjectives, and compound adjectives To distinguish adjectives from pronouns.

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1 Parts of Speech Adjectives Objectives: To identify adjectives, proper adjectives, and compound adjectives To 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 nouns Electra thought that her tattoo was larger than she expected. VerbA word or phrase that expresses action or a state of being The movie starts at 9:00. (action) The movie is terrible. (being) AdjectiveA word that modifies a noun or a pronoun That 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 air tall trees loud music strong winds Which one(s)? these windows that woman red carpets sleek dresses How many? twenty seats six men one car fifty cents How much? great amount small dose much help little aid

4 Adjective Placement Before a Noun The cold, rough water made swimming hard. After a Noun The water, cold and rough, made swimming hard. After a Linking Verb The water is cold and rough.

5 1. Proper Adjectives An adjective formed from a proper noun. Proper NounProper Adjective GreeceGreek salad ThanksgivingThanksgiving dinner New YorkNew York restaurant

6 2. Compound Adjectives A rooftop cafeA household word Faraway landsHis record-breaking sprint An everyday occurrence A first-class meal

7 3. Articles A special group of adjectives a an the Use a before a word beginning with a consonant Use an before a word beginning with a vowel (An airplane landed on a ship.)

8 Words Used as Pronouns or Adjectives DemonstrativeInterrogativeIndefinite that these this those what which whose all many another more any most both neither each other either several few some

9 If these words come before a noun, then they are adjectives. If these words stand alone, then they are pronouns. adjective These boots are made for leather (These modifies boots. It tells which boots.) pronoun These are the wrong color. (These is the subject of the sentence.) adjective What answer did he give you? pronoun What did he find there?


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