Ppt on adjectives for class 3

Adjectives  To talk or write about a person place or thing, you use nouns like girl, house,or tree. To add descriptions to those nouns that give the reader.

adjectives. Classification of Adjectives  one-word adjective--compound adjective  dynamic adjective: tall, short, big, small, ugly, beautiful, shallow, deep, blue, white  static adjective:/For instance, in the following sentences.  He is as tall as his brother.  She is older than her sister.  They are the youngest students in the class. Degrees of Adjectives  Positive degree: the base form of the adjective/of an expression using as, followed by an adjective, followed by as can be qualified by adverbs/

Word Formation in English. Conversion Conversion is a main type of word- formation assigning the base to a different word class with no change of form.

Conversion Conversion is a main type of word- formation assigning the base to a different word class with no change of form. For example, the verb release is converted to the noun release. In the English language conversion is/ to verbs This conversion is conversion from closed-class words and non- lexical items to verbs. It is chiefly used informally: They downed tools in protest. 3)Conversion to adjectives: This conversion is the conversion from phrases to adjectives. An up-in-the-air feeling: I feel/

AIM: What is an adjective? How does it function in a sentence? OBJECTIVES: Review the classifications of pronouns Explore the function and use of pronouns.

use of pronouns Apply the function of nouns, pronouns and adjectives in original sentences Do Now: Turn and talk to your neighbor. Discuss questions on the homework Homework: Worksheet 3 DO NOW: Underline the pronouns and label them according to / Pronouns Refers to an unknown antecedent Few will leave this class unscathed. I have a few ideas for the weekend. I eat many vegetables before summer comes around. None are very tasty. Adjectives An Adjective modifies a noun or pronoun. Modify means “to describe /


classes; 2.mention the different classes of words; 3. define and give examples of nouns; 4. define and give examples of adjectives and 5.identify nouns and adjectives in sentences. INTRODUCTION Every word that occurs in a sentence belongs to one specific class or another. Word classes/students, my house, a goat, an apple etc ADJECTIVES: adjectives are words that qualify nouns and pronouns. Examples include: beautiful, slim, fat, poor, white, wicked and so on. For example: The boy is handsome. The rich man /

Adverbs and Adjectives Parts of Speech. Adjectives Adjectives describe or modify nouns. Noun = shoes His shoes are red. There are three shoes. The shoes.

the adjectives. 3.Circle the adverbs. 1 The mean teacher angrily called parents. 2 The bitter student did not care. 3 The /class A very unique idea (say “very unusual” instead) These words express absolute concepts that cannot be modified More pricelessSort of dead Quite onA little bit pregnant Very unanimousExtremely perfect Quite uniqueCompletely anonymous Don’t use adjectives/ for sports broadcasters; do not use them Answers 1.The mean teacher angrily called parents. 2.The bitter student did not care. 3./

Zhangjiang Normal University. English Grammar References: [1] 曹志希等. 高级英语同义词辨析与惯用法 [M]. 北京:气象出版社, 2000. [2] 张克礼. 新英语语法 [M]. 北京:高等教育出版社, 2001. [3] 章振邦.

class words refer to those sets of words whose items are indefinitely extendable. New items are constantly being created and old items are giving place to new ones. 3 Phrases The phrase is composed of one or more than one word. ( 1 ) The noun phrase (determiner +) (premodifier +) noun(+postmodifier) ( 2 ) The adjective phrase (modifier+)adjective (+postmodifier/complementation) ( 3/ preposition + complementation e.g. We ’ re collecting money for the benefit of some orphans. The student consulted his adviser /

Adjectives/ Adverbs, Capitalization, and Commas.  Rules for comma usage Rule 1 – the comma in a series A “series” is a list of three or more items, the.

smoothly placed between them. 2.See whether the adjectives’ order can be reversed. EXAMPLE: We saw a happy, lively poodle Commas Between Adjectives  Rule 3 – the comma in a compound sentence Use a comma before for, and, nor, but, or, yet, / a specific class or not. - I am going to Spanish class. -I love going to English. Capitalization – Class vs. Subject   An adjective’s job is to modify a noun or pronoun.  Adjectives are always near the noun or pronoun they are describing.  Adjectives can show /

Did the category “adjective” exist in Proto-Kru? Lynell Marchese Zogbo Chercheure Associée, ILA, Abidjan Research Associate, University of the Free State,

] (Bete de Guiberoua, de Daloa, but also Bakwe! Areal spreading? Why is it difficult to reconstruct the ‘adjectiveclass for proto-Kru?  Class is very limited (6-20 max); compare to verbs (50+)  The class is not homogenous  Besides 3 colors, “new”, and #”big”, almost impossible to reconstruct more adjectives  They act like nouns! Postnominal “Big” and “small” bigLittle Krahn :klaba’/ ‐ kolu’ ‐ b ɛ : / ’ch ɛ WobeKla? Guere Glaro/


any other nouns. The first girl in the third class La primera chica en la tercera clase Now good night is still Buenas noches Now good night is still Buenas noches. We don’t shorten any adjectives except masculine singular…… and only before a noun.. / they keep the o. Ninguno me compara. No one compares to me. Remember, the position of an adjective changes meaning, but the word GREAT stays shortened for both masculine and feminine…GO FIGURE!!!! ALWAYS exceptions!!! The big woman la señora grande The big man /

Possessive Adjectives!

clase All of your (plural) SUS Your classes sus clases Possessive Adjectives! The possessive matches the ITEM you are talking about in GENDER AND NUMBER. However, “OUR” (Nuestro/nuestra) is the only one that really changes for feminine or masculine because it’s the only one that ends with an ‘O.’ Possessive Adjectives! Possessive adjectives do not AGREE with the person owning the item. They/

Teacher Resource Disc Slide shows for use with PowerPoint presentation software Betty Schrampfer Azar Stacy A. Hagen Laurette Poulos Simmons Copyright.

ADJECTIVES (i) a big ancient white Italian marble statue RARE 19 a ________________ pitcher lovelynew lovelyglass new 14-2 Lets Practice 20 a _____________ chick cutelittle cuteyellow little 14-2 Lets Practice 21 porcelain Chinese a _____________________ vaselovelyChinese lovely porcelain 14-2 Lets Practice 22 Darren likes all of his classes. 14-3/some of 14-4 EXPRESSIONS OF QUANTITY: SUBJECT-VERB AGREEMENT 34 All of this paper __ for the computer.is is are 14-4 Lets Practice 35 Some of the food they cooked /

PARTS OF SPEECH How To Build A Beautiful Sentence noun verb adverb article preposition adjective conjunction pronoun by Laura Jensen.

is an interesting class. I have a sweet little cat. Adjectives… Annie meow Fun Facts about Adjectives: Adjectives have three degrees of comparison: the positivebig the comparativebigger the superlativethe biggest Participles can be used as adjectives: This is an interesting class, so the /named Alex and Carl. (2 phrases ) 3. Peters father lives near us, but Lauras father lives in California. (2 clauses) Bonus Question: What is a parallel structure? Coordinating Conjunctions For And Nor But Or Yet So Fan Boys/

Adjective Clauses 第 13 章 形容詞子句 清雲科技大學應用外語系 助理教授:陳徵蔚.

table is mine. (e) Incorrect : The book is mine that is on the table. 13-3 Adjective Clause Pronouns used as the Object of a Verb. The man was Mr. Jones. I saw Him/welcome. (d) Paula was the only one I know at the party. (e) Scholarships are available for those who need financial assistance. (f) Incorrect : I who am a student at this school come /Using Expressions of quantity in Adjective Clauses In my class there are 20 students. Most of them are from the Far East. (a) In my class there are 20 students, most/

Adjective s.

> thinner , fair > fairer , etc. Sentence study : A) Evelyn is sweeter looking than Catherine. B) The class monitor is cleverer than Mano. C) My teacher is taller than your father. The Superlative The superlative is used when /unique universal nearly universal most nearly universal The Characteristic of Adjectives 3) There are a few adjectives which inflect for degree of comparison irregularly. The most commonly used irregular adjectives are the following : Positive Comparative Superlative good better /

A word and its relatives: derivation

shape. FATHER– the noun form is more basic. 5.3 Adverbs derived from adjectives DIOECIOUSLY and DIOECIOUS –distinct lexemes (different word class) but not distinct lexical item. Derivational processes– change the word class of the bases to which they apply, unlike inflection. Mono/an intransitive meaning ‘become X’ or an transitive one ‘ cause to become X’ It turns out that the adjectives that can be bases for deriving –en verbs are all monosyllabic and all end in plosives (the sounds usually spelled p,b,t,d/

Spanish Adjectives Challenge 2015 Keep calm and use correct grammar Fronteras Spanish Immersion School.

at his/ her own class. Spanish Adjectives Challenge Guidelines In order for the participant student earn a point and continue in the challenge has to follow three steps: 1.Announcer will say the adjective in English. 2.Student will translate the adjective to Spanish according to the list. 3.Student will say a complete sentence using the adjective and proper Spanish grammar. Spanish Adjectives Challenge Judges Judges will/

Unit 1 Nouns, Pronouns, and Adjectives ch. 14, 16.1 7 th English.

class, committee, club Types of nouns: 2.Compound nouns—nouns that are made up of two or more words  Can be separate words, hyphenated words, or combined words  Separated: middle school, post office  Hyphenated: mother-in-law, make-up work  Combined: doorknob, railroad, grandmother 3/a noun) for which the /3.Demonstrative adjectives—demonstrative pronouns used to describe/modify a noun  This, that, these, those  Ex: This book is mine. 4.Interrogative adjectives— interrogative pronouns used as adjectives/

Extend your Bishop Justus 2013/2014 Literary Techniques: Dramatic irony, imagery, simile, metaphor, oxymoron, rule of 3 Formula Words: portrays,

you make today? Literary Techniques: repetition, list of three, powerful verbs, precise adjectives, onomatopoeia, alliteration, metaphors, similes, short sentences, monosyllabic sentences, emotive language, /class and clarify, develop and extend your ideas Photograph for your own notes Extension Task: Can you identify original and insightful points to answer the questions? Extend your thinking @ Bishop Justus 2013/2014 Literary Techniques: Dramatic irony, imagery, simile, metaphor, oxymoron, rule of 3/

Today’s Goals 1.Semester Goals – Pre Final Exam 2.Chapter 2 – “I think it’s exciting!” a. Vocabulary Free Talk* b. Adjectives ending in –ing and –ed c.

3.YouTube Video Sketch (a proper explanation) 4.Mid-term Exam Grades! English Conversation Semester Goals Semester Goals (Pre Final Exam) Week 9 – Chapter 2: “I think it’s exciting!” - Making conversations with adjectives ending in –ing and –ed (characteristics and feelings). - Group work and Listening activities - Practicing for/ 3:/Adjectives ending in -ing I think + person or thing + is/are + adjective/Adjectives ending in -ed Adjectives/Adjectives ending in -ed I’m + adjective/Adjectives/Adjectives/3 participation points/

This is IT! The big grammar test is tomorrow! (Eye of the Tiger….) 6/6/11-New updates (all classes): -the grammar end-of-the-year test is Tuesday, 6/7.

thought, more often than not, that she was up to something. 3) Find the sentence that is correctly punctuated. A- I said, “/a lousy one. 15) In which sentence is the underlined adjective a predicate adjective? A- The yellow bulletin board is unattractive. B- Fascinating/ with its antecedent? A- Anyone may offer their explanation to the class. B- Somebody needs to take his art work home. 27) Which/clause followed by a dependent clause? A- We are very happy, for we bought a new farm house. B- We are very happy/

4. CONVERSION 1. Definition: Conversion or suffixation is a word-formation process whereby a word of a certain word-class is shifted into a word of another.

a word of a certain word-class is shifted into a word of another word-class without the addition of an affix. Verb deverbal noun 2. Suffixation invade invasion Conversion attack attack Other terms for conversion Functional shift implies that the/ of V (cover, cure, polish) 6. Place of V( turn, rise, retreat) 3. Adjective to verb conversion 1.Intransitive verbs meaning “to be, become, the quality denoted by the adjective”(pale,slim) 2.Transitive verbs meaning “to cause someone or something to be, become, the/

Possessive Adjectives Short form and long form. Short Form The short form of the possessive adjectives is generally the first one you learn in a Spanish.

possessive adjectives is generally the first one you learn in a Spanish class. The short form of the possessive adjectives is generally the first one you learn in a Spanish class. They/adjectives. What do they look like? mi, mis my tu, tus your (singular, familiar) su, sus his, her, your (formal), their nuestro, nuestros nuestra, nuestras our Examples, please! It is important for/each of these 2 ways? 1. his books 2. our house 3. my sisters 4. your (familiar) parents 5. her dog Answers 1. sus libros/los/

5-E Phases EngageShow class two pictures of similar subjects, one plain and one colorful. Ask class which they prefer, which is more interesting. Explain.

or activity (or whatever they choose) for homework. They will add an appropriate amount of adjectives and adverbs to make it interesting and they will share with their classmates next class. EvaluateThe paragraphs will be turned in after/Large Grading AspectsExcellent 3 points Average 2 points Improvement Needed 1 point Adverbs/ Adjectives present Three each of adverbs and adjectives present Two each of adverbs and adjectives present One or less each of adverbs and adjectives present CohesionParagraph /

CLASS 12bLECTIO XIII GRAMMATICA, REDDITA Gerunds and Gerundives Gerunds a verbal noun, often the same as an English language noun ending in –ing, but.

CLASS / laudandumducendumsequendumaudiendumfollowing laudandoducendosequendoaudiendoby hearing studium vivendi cum amicisfondness for living with friends Operam dat vivendo benehe gives attention to living well Gerundives Verbal adjective ending in –ndus, -nda, -ndum/, -s, -t, -mus, -tis, -nt e.g. aro, arare, aravi, aratus arabamarabamus arabasarabatis arabatarabant 3 rd Declension Masculine & Feminine Nouns masc.fem. Nomrexreg-eshereshered-es Genreg-isreg-umhered-ishered-um Datreg-ireg-ibushered-ihered-ibus/

SYNTAX SUMMARY. Parts of speech Major classesMinor classes NounsPrepositions VerbsConjunctions AdjectivesPronouns AdverbsDeterminers, Numerals.

classes NounsPrepositions VerbsConjunctions AdjectivesPronouns AdverbsDeterminers, Numerals Positional Nominal: S, O, C Adjectival: Attribute (Modifier) Verbal: Tenses, aspect, mood, voice Adverbial: Adverb (Modifier) Noun phrases PremodificationPostmodification Identifier, numeral Relative clause quantifier, non-finite clause Adjective/held by experts was that……………………. 3. I wanted to discover……………………. / the USA (verbless), he met her. Þ stands for hidden determiners or complementisers. He took some books/ He/

Grammar Lesson #3. Adjectives Is a word to describe a noun or pronoun or to give a noun or pronoun more specific meaning.

She was sick for a week. Sick modifies the pronoun she and was is the linking verb. Sick in bed, he was very bored. Sick modifies the pronoun he. Nouns and Pronouns used as adjectives…imagine that! A noun used as an adjective answers the / verb, an adjective or another adverb Examples: Adjective: I had an early class. Adverb: I awoke early. Let’s Practice Identify the Adjective(s) 1. The wagon used by American pioneers was called the Prairie Schooner. 2. It was a common farm wagon. 3. These openings allowed/

Number of Nouns. 1. The implication of number Number is one of the grammatical categories of nouns. Number of nouns falls into two classes: singular,

head 400 head of cattle dozen three dozen eggs score two score glasses 3. Number of uncountable nouns Uncountable nouns have only singular forms. a. /-ideas suggestion-suggestions 4. Number of collective nouns a. What are collective nouns class, club, family, army, crew, company, college, council, board, jury… /His family are waiting for him. 5. Number of nominalized words Nominalized words are mainly adjectives, past participles, gerunds, numerals, etc. a. Nominalized adjectives denote person, usually /

Comparative and superlative adjectives of majority

less than you (do) I did less homework than you You have got fewer exercises than I have Comparative and superlative adjectives 6.2 Comparative and superlative adjectives Make the sentences. 1 Tokyo / more modern / Rome. 2 Lisa / young / in our class. 3 Mumbai / big / city in India. 4 He / not / nice / his brother. 5 The weather / bad / last year. Tokyo is more modern/

English Grammar Lesson Comparative Adjectives When comparing two persons or things, we use a comparative adjective + than.

For adjectives of more than 2 syllables or adjectives of 2 syllables ending in ful, less, ic, ous, ive, add more Examples: more beautiful, more expensive, more comfortable, more enthusiastic more helpful, more useless, more spacious, more active Exercise 2 List the comparative degree of the following adjectives: 1. young 2. white 3/) Class Size: 55 /class Class Size: 40 /class expensive? cheap? convenient? long? short? TOP 1 B1 CLASS ACTIVITIES & NOTES No games in class Language games in each class detailed/

By D Mibelli. DESCRIPTIVE ADJECTIVES  Describe nouns.  Descriptive adjectives agree in gender and number with the nouns or pronouns they describe. María.

day Hay muchas chicas bonitas en la clase There are many pretty girls in the class SOME ADJETIVES Pequeño/a--small Alto/a--tall Bajo/a--short Limpio/a--clean / end in “e” for example: estadounidense (somebody from USA)  Nationalities that end in a consonant add –A for feminine form. Español españolA Español españolA Exceptions  There are some adjectives like bueno/a and /LA OBRA 1. María is pretty 2. Manuel is a good student 3. José is handsome 4. The red-haired girl is Ana Manuel es un buen estudiante Mar/

Dr. Linda Bergmann, Professor of English, Purdue Brought to you in cooperation with the Purdue Online Writing Lab Adjective Issues for ESL Writers.

parenthesis to create a sentence with appropriate adjective order. Ask the ‘coordinate adjective’ questions to determine if you need a comma between adjectives. 3) The (pavement control group unhardened) mixture was used for the final experiment. 4)The (graduate industrious intelligent) student worked hard in the class. Practice Answers 3) The unhardened pavement control group physical descript. Class Class mixture was used for the final experiment. 4) The industrious, intelligent/

Comparison/Contrast Practice. Comparative Adjectives Function: To compare two nouns Short (one-syllable) adjectivesUse - er than Use not as + adjective.

choose depends a lot on what is important to you. For example, on-campus housing is generally much convenienter than off-campus housing. It’s more easier to get to class, especially early in the morning. Students who live on /the world. expensive 3. For me, Mondays are _________________ day of the week; bad Fridays are ________________. good 4. Costa Rica has some of ______________________ rainforests in the world. amazing Complete the sentences with the superlative form of the adjectives/adverbs provided. 5/

Grammar Practice: Participial Adjectives (-ing v. –ed adjectives)

adjectives by changing the spelling Amaze (verb: You amaze me!) Amazing (adjective: These students are amazing!) Amazed (adjective: I am amazed by the students in this class!) Interest (verb: Computers interest her.) Interesting (adjective: Computers are interesting for her). Interested (adjective/e + ing Amaze Irritate Bore Spelling Rules For verbs that become adjectives by adding + ed Usually just add + ed Interest Disappoint Exhaust 2. Final e, - e + ed Tire Irritate Excite 3.Final consonant + y - y +ied /

Parts of Speech Are you taking notes?. What are they? Noun Verb Adverb Adjective.

Few All Most A lot Half Are all adjectives. Underline all the adjectives in the following sentences. Example: The thunderstorm (n) broke (v) electric wires(adj), patio umbrellas(adj) and tablecloths (adj). 1. The apple pie is delicious. 2. Several large trees fell in the storm. 3. I seldom wear my dress shoes. 4/ Today Which word is a verb? A.Dogs B.White C.Run D.Ocean Complete the sentence. “The students _________ to the library for class tonight. A. Walking B. Walks C. Walked D. walk ADJECTIVES AND ADVERBS

Sacred Writing Time Did you come to class with an idea to write about? As soon as class starts, quietly make that pencil dance! It’s October 1. Today is.

with in your final drafts? Sacred Writing Time Did you come to class with an idea to write about? As soon as class starts, quietly make that pencil dance! It’s October 3. Today begins National “No Salt Week.” What’s the saltiest thing / Day: cerebral (adjective) – Use this word to describe things that require more brain power than muscle power. What are three cerebral activities that you do for fun? Sacred Writing Time Did you come to class with an idea to write about? As soon as class starts, quietly make/

Using Modifiers Correctly

p. 241 Use your boards Choose good or well for each sentence Ex: We danced ________ at the recital. A: well #1: Melba did not run as ______ during the second race. Comparison of Modifiers Adjectives and adverbs make comparisons in different forms that depend on/more expensive than any other phone Apple sells. NO: She can text faster than anyone in the class. YES: She can text faster than anyone else in the class. Avoid using double comparisons Double comparisons occur when you use –er and more or –est and /

Presented by- Md. Iqbal Hossain Asstt. Teacher (Computer) Tauhid Memorial High School Palash, Narsingdi Class VIII Sub: English 2 nd Paper.

and the directors were extremely happy with the outcome!  I often have eggs for breakfast.  Press the button now.  I have never been gone / are various types of adverbs Introducing Adverbs to my Class There are several kinds of adverbs Adverb of Time /adjective ends in -y, replace the -y with -ily. AdjectiveAdverb probableprobably gentlegently humblehumbly 2. If the adjective ends in - able, -ible, or -le, replace the -e with -y. Adjective Adverb basic basically economic economically 3. If the adjective/

An Approach to Catalan Adjective Classes by Clustering Laura Alonso Alemany Universitat de Barcelona Gemma Boleda Torrent Universitat.

contextual semantic 467 3040 229 336 787 2107 697 290 593 1172 contextual vs. semantic attributes contextual semantic +1Prep 0.3, +2determiner 0.25 important, necessari, diagonal +1 punctuation 0, -1 Noun 0.5 preescolar, subversiu -1 common/built with a decision list –deductive classification: using some of the attributes in the vectors for classifying adjectives into pre-defined classes: predicativity position with respect to the head noun gradability and comparativity  fully automatic: inexpensive /

Fill in the blanks with me/te/le and gusta/gustan. 1. A mí __ ________ las fiestas. 2. A Amanda, no __ ________ la tarea. 3. A tí __ ________ los deportes.

with me/te/le and gusta/gustan. 1. A mí __ ________ las fiestas. 2. A Amanda, no __ ________ la tarea. 3. A tí __ ________ los deportes. 4. A George __ ________ ir a la escuela. 5. A ella no __ ________ el chocolate/ book Possession in English In English, these are the possessive adjectives: My Your His Her Its Our Their Possession in Spanish As we continue learning in Spanish class we will come to know all of the possessive adjectives in Spanish, but for now we will focus on two words that will help us/

英汉翻译(一):教学大纲 Chapter 3 Morphology 2017年4月17日星期一 河南大学外语学院 姜玲.

are the set of ordinary nouns, verbs and adjectives that carry the content of message we convey. Since we can create new lexical morphemes for the language rather easily, they are called an open class of words: book, desk, house, love, look/17日星期一 河南大学外语学院 姜玲 Summary 3.1 Definition 3.2 Morpheme 3.2.1 Free morpheme (lexical vs functional) 3.2.2 Bound morpheme (derivational vs inflectional) 3.3 Morphs and Allomorphs 3.4 Types of Word Formation 3.4.1 Compounding 3.4.2 Derivation 3.4.3 Other ways (Conversion, /

The Spice of Life Adjectives (ADJ). Key Concept: Def.: An Adjective is a word to describe a noun or a pronoun to give a noun or pronoun a more specific.

Suffixes such as –ive, -ible, and –able are often used to transform nouns into adjectives. For example, response becomes responsive or responsible and reason becomes reasonable. Key Concept: An Adjective may come before OR after the noun it modifies/describes. BEFORE: The large condor is/” quietly. 3. As a group answer questions 1-8. (Each member should record answers.) 4. Select 1 person to record your own ad that your group has created for an obnoxious pet. 5. Select 1 person to read to the class your ad./

Participles and Participial Phrases Quite possibly the most fun you can have in English class!

most fun you can have in English class! What is a participle? -A participle is a form of a verb that can act as an adjective. -Participles fall into two groups:/ A participle acting as an adjective modifies a noun or pronoun. Attention: The same word can be used as a verb and as a participle! For example: The word chugging. Used/ recorded on paper made of cactus. 2.On their vacation, the Rezendes discovered canoeing. 3.His performance gives acting a bad reputation. 4.One relaxing exercise is swimming. 5.The/

Adjectives and Adverbs

Near Hardly* - almost not at all Degree Adverbs Degree adverbs describe how much or how strong for adjectives and adverbs: This is absolutely impossible. She is awfully nice. * I am really tired. The/% Not at all **approximate numbers – not exact! Degree Adverbs Finish these sentences with a partner: The class is so ________. I am really _______. The last test was _____ _______. Washington, DC is pretty / than 3 adjectives before a noun. You don’t need commas between nouns unless they are in the same category/

CHAPTER 7 Adjectives and Adverbs Longman Student Grammar of Spoken and Written English Biber; Conrad; Leech (2009, p.187-225)

p.187-225) Adjectives and adverbs are lexical word classes which are very common in all registers, but less common than noun and verbs. Adjectives and adverbs differ in their frequencies across registers. Like nouns, adjectives are more common/deep (as), 3) so calmly (that), 4) so far as (to), 5) too numerous (to), 6) strong enough (to) General trends for the formation of comparative and superlative adjectives Characteristic of AdjectiveForm of comparative/superlative Examples Gradable adjective of 1 /

Sentence Skills: A Workbook for Writers, Form B John Langan Adjectives and Adverbs Sentence Skills, Form B, 8E ©2008 The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

class. Adjectives also come after forms of the verb be.Adjectives also come after forms of the verb be. – – The boy I met in class is funny. Adjectives ©2008 The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. Sentence Skills, Form B, 8E Adjectives and Adverbs.Adjectives are used to compare. –For most short adjectives/. Sentence Skills, Form B, 8E Adjectives and Adverbs NOT:NOT: Technology advancements make it easier to investigate fraud. 3. Do not use a noun as an adjective. CORRECT:CORRECT: Technological advancements make it/

Unit 5 Word Formation: Conversion. Conversion Conversion is a main type of word- formation assigning the base to a different word class with no change.

-formation process. Of course, conversion, like other main types of word-formation, is treated as a process now available for extending the lexical resources of the English language. There are two kinds of conversion: full conversion and partial conversion. Full/my story. 3)Conversion to adjectives: This conversion is the conversion from phrases to adjectives. An up-in-the-air feeling: I feel very up in the air ( with reference to cheerful spirits) An upper-class manner: His manner is very upper-class. It is/

Word Classes. Syntax  Syntax is how words are put together to form sentences.  There are many theories of syntax, with lots of different terminologies.

or adjective. Let’s look at the following three groups of words: Group 1:woman, table, dogs, morning, garden Group 2:walk, see, hit, write, listen Group 3: happy, blue, circular, big How do we know which word belongs in which group or word class? /in standard English are listed on page 5 of your lecture notes 1B. Interrogative pronouns Interrogative pronouns: who, whose, whom for humans what for non-humans We use these forms to ask about someone or something:  Who said that? What happened? Whose book?/

Adjectives Describes a noun or pronoun. Questions What kind of? Which one? How many?

seem, were,and are That dog’s skin is wrinkled and dry. Practice This __________ weather really bothers me. I’m in the mood for a(n) ________ movie. I’ve never read such a(n) _______ book. A(n) ______ person makes a poor boss. My aunt / 2. The ___________ thing in Julia’s life is clothes. Fresh 3. The Metro Mart has the ________ vegetables in town. Artistic 4. Of the eighteen students in my class, Juan is the ___________. More About Comparing Adjectives and Adverbs 1. Do not use both an –er ending and more/

Sentence Skills: A Workbook for Writers, Form A John Langan Adjectives and Adverbs Sentence Skills, Form A, 8E ©2009 The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

class. Adjectives also come after forms of the verb be.Adjectives also come after forms of the verb be. – – The boy I met in class is funny. Adjectives Sentence Skills, Form A, 8E ©2009 The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. Adjectives and Adverbs.Adjectives are used to compare. –For most short adjectives/ The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. Adjectives and Adverbs NOT:NOT: Technology advancements make it easier to investigate fraud. 3. Do not use a noun as an adjective. CORRECT:CORRECT: Technological advancements make /

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for a word that modifies (describes) a noun. Nouns are words that name a place, a person, a thing, or an idea. An adjective is a word that gives more information about the noun that goes with it (accompanies). Three rules to remember about adjectives are as follows: 1. Adjectives are words used to describe nouns. 2. Adjectives give more information about a noun. 3. Use adjectives/

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