Using Adjectives and Adverbs Correctly. What are adjectives?. Adjectives modify nouns or pronouns Answers Which? What kind? or How Many ? These words are all adjectives A hot day A happy camper A silly twit A big , bloody mess (both “big” and “bloody” modify “mess”)
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A distant coyote howled at the pale moon.
Crowded and dusty, the bookstore has an excellent selection.
The cars looked clean and shiny.
The sky, blue and cloudless, held no hope of rain.
The dog walked quickly.
The play was immediately successful.
The subway takes you anywhere.
Francine seldom loses at chess.
Aunt Jessica seemed entirely sincere in inviting us to stay.
How did it walk?
When was it successful?
Where does it take you?
How often does she lose?
To what extent was she sincere?
late, later, latest
narrow, narrower, narrowest
critical, more critical, most critical
clear, less clear, least clear
Nails are the __________ used fasteners for wood. (widely – superlative)
The ______ nails were made more than five thousand years ago in Mesopotamia (early – superlative)
Nails are measured in _____units known as pennies. (small – positive)
A resin coating makes a nail hold __________. (tightly – comparative)
Brad was well known along the boardwalk (no hyphen)
His SUV was fully equipped
Brad worked full time on his tan
Brad was a well-known jerk (hyphenated)
He drove a fully-equipped SUV
Brad was a full-time chick magnetCompound Adjectives