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1 Adjectives and Adverbs: The Basics GrammarAdjectives and Adverbs:The Basics
2 Adjective - Definition An adjective is a word that modifies a noun or a pronoun by limiting its meaning.
3 Nouns and pronouns can function as adjectives! Adjectives: FunctionA word is functioning as an adjective if it tellsWhat kindWhich oneHow manyHow muchNouns and pronouns can function as adjectives!
4 Adjectives: Practice Apple Water Which one: What kind?Which one?How many?WaterHow much?Which one:Possessive pronouns (my, yours, hers, etc.)Possessive nouns (Lucy’s, students’, America’s)Demonstrative adjective (that, those, this, these)Countable nouns are how manyUncountable nouns are how much
5 Adjective or noun? Nouns can function as adjectives: I want to paint the kitchen red this time..I opened the can of red paint and saw that it was the wrong shadePronouns can function as adjectives:That book, this school, these students, those shoes
6 Adverbs almost always end in “ly” – but not all the time. An adverb is a word that modifies a verb, an adjective, or another adverb by making its meaning more specific.Adverbs almost always end in “ly” – but not all the time.
7 Negative words are adverbs! Adverbs: FunctionA word is functioning as an adverb if it tellsWhenWhereHowTo what degreeNegative words are adverbs!
8 Adverbs: Examples Modify verbs: Modify adjectives: Modify adverbs: Never swim alone.Modify adjectives:The movie was very scary and too long.Modify adverbs:She almost always waited quite patiently.
9 Adverbs: a short list To what degree? Very Quite Almost Somewhat A littleTooReallyWhen?YesterdayNowLaterEarlyAgainOftenAlreadyWhere?heretherenowhereanywheresomewhere
10 Write each adjective OR adverb. Identify it and the word it modifies. The wolverine is a large, ferocious animal.The book looks really interesting, but it is too long for me to read in just one week.The flowers are amazingly beautiful in Aunt Chelsea’s vase.Yesterday, Marcus was not paying very close attention, and he fell sound asleep at his desk during math class.I thought this sweater belonged to Toni, but now I think it’s really your sweater.