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1 Adjectives Describe a noun or a pronoun Answer the question: Which one?What kind?How many?
2 Adjectives Usually come before the word they describe Example: Mary likes spicy pizza.
3 Adjectives forms of “to be” (is, am, are, was were, be, being been) Can come after forms of the linking verbs:forms of “to be” (is, am, are, was were, be, being been)Example: Mary is pretty.verbs of the senses (look, appear, become, feel, seem, smell, sound, taste)Example: My room feels cool.
4 Adjectives Types Articles: a, an, the Possessive pronouns: my, his, her,Demonstrative pronouns: this, thatNumbers: one, several, sixty
5 Adjectives for comparison Adjective 2 things 3 or moreTall taller tallestPretty prettier prettiestBeautiful more beautiful most beautifulTypical FSET Question:Of the two of us, my brother is the (taller, tallest).
6 Adjectives – Irregular Forms Bad worse worstGood better bestMany more most
7 Adverbs Can describe a verb, an adjective or another adverb. Examples: The children jumped easily.( modifies verb)I feel extremely sleepy.(modifies adjective)I drove very slowly.(modifies slowly)
8 Adverbs Answer the questions: How When Where To what extent Examples: I drive slowly.I feel extremely tired.
9 Adverb TipsNo, not, never, ever, always, and very are adverbs (not verbs).Many adverbs end in “ly.”Be careful: some adjectives (lovely, friendly, and lively, for example) end in “ly.”