Presentation on theme: "Adjectives and Adverbs"— Presentation transcript:
1 Adjectives and Adverbs Adjectives – Describe a NOUNAdverbs – Describe a VERB (or adjective or other adverb)
2 Adjective vs. AdverbAn adjective describes or modifies a noun or a pronoun.Adds info about what kind, which one, or how manyDescribes how things look, smell, feel, taste, soundAn adverb describes or modifies a verb, an adjective, or another adverb.Adds info about how, how much, when, where, or to what extent.Often ends in –ly.
3 Adjectives are Modifiers Adjectives- words that modify nouns.Small car, smelly shoes, bored studentsLet’s take a look at what it means to modify…
16 What are adjectives? Adjectives modify nouns or pronouns These words are all adjectivesA hot dayA happy camperA big, bloody mess (both “big” and “bloody” modify “mess”)She is creative (“creative” is a subject complement that follows the linking verb “is”)A boring course (present participle used as an adjective
17 Adverb An adverb answers these questions: How? In what manner? When? patiently, boldly, slowly, softly, enthusiasticallyWhen?recently, later, finally, daily, again, formerlyWhere?outside, here, down, forward, up, awayTo what extent? To what degree?extremely, very, too, rarely, completely, frequentlyPP 13-2
18 More on adverbs Adverbs modify verbs, adjectives and other adverbs Many adverbs end with lyMany adverbs answer the question “How?”These are adverbsEating quickly (modifying a verb)Trying very hard (modifying an adverb)A really big show (modifying an adjective)
19 NOUNS and ADJECTIVES in red. VERBS and ADVERBS in blue.
20 The dog barked. Describe how he Describe the dog barked ADJECTIVE ADVERB
28 Recognizing Adjectives & Adverbs Many words have both an adjective and adverb formAdjectiveAdverbHappy kidsPlaying happilySmooth rockRunning smoothlyGood nightEating WellEfficient workersWorking efficientlyCasual dressDressing casuallyQuick meetingTalking quicklyhopeful childrenWaiting hopefullyReal butterReally hot
29 Comparatives and Superlatives Most adverbs and adjectives also have a comparative and superlative formSimpleComparativeSuperlativeHotHotterHottestGoodBetterBestExcitingMore excitingMost excitingCarefulLess carefulLeast carefulUse the comparative form to compare two thingsSally is the larger of the twins (not largest)Use the superlative form to compare three or moreAugust was the hottest month of the year