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Adjectives. Questions that Adjectives Answer. Adjective- a word that describes or modifies a noun or a pronoun.  Adjectives answer these 3 questions: What kind? Green backpack, spicy stew Which one? Third hike, last hamburger How many? Two flashlights, many insects.

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Adjectives

Adjectives


Questions that adjectives answer

Questions that Adjectives Answer

  • Adjective-a word that describes or modifies a noun or a pronoun. 

  • Adjectives answer these 3 questions:

  • What kind? Green backpack, spicy stew

  • Which one? Third hike, last hamburger

  • How many? Two flashlights, many insects


Articles are adjectives too

Articles are Adjectives Too

  • Articles a, an, the are adjectives.

  • Use an before a word that begins with a vowel. Ex. an apple 

  • Use a before a word that begins with a consonant. Ex. a tent

  • Use the when you want to refer to a specific person, place, thing, or idea.

  • Ex. The hiker tripped on the trail.


Proper adjectives

Proper Adjectives

  • Proper adjectives are formed from a proper noun. 

  • Proper NounProper Adjective

  • ChinaChinese

  • IrelandIrish

  • MarsMartian

  • AmericaAmerican

  • Central Park is now an American landmark.


Demonstrative adjectives

Demonstrative Adjectives

Demonstrative Adjectives are the same as the Demonstrative Pronouns. They are used as adjectives when they modify (describe) nouns or pronouns.

Example: this, that, these, those

Examples:

This canoe is made of wood and leather.

These canoes are made of aluminum.


Comparative

Comparative

  • A comparative form of an adjective or adverb is when you compare a person or thing with one other person or thing. You use er to most one syllable words.

  • Example: Mt. Rainier is higherthan Mt. Hood.


Superlative adjectives

Superlative Adjectives:

  • A superlative form of an adjective or adverb is when you compare someone or something with more than one other person or thing. You use estto two syllable adjectives and use moreor most with some two syllable or more than 2 syllable adjectives or adverbs. You use estwhen comparing at least three things.

  • Ex: Mt. Everest is the highest of all three mountains.


Examples

Examples

  • One syllable:

  • AdjectiveComparativeSuperlative

  • thinthinner thinnest

  • bravebraver bravest

  • Two Syllable:

  • AdjectiveComparativeSuperlative

  • shallow shallower shallowest

  • awful more awful most awful


More examples

More Examples

  • More than 2 syllables:

  • AdjectiveComparativeSuperlative

  • beautiful more beautiful most beautiful

  • dangerous more dangerous most dangerous

  • Irregular forms:

  • AdjectivesComparativeSuperlative

  • good better best

  • bad worse worst


Good well

Good/Well

Good is an adjective when it tells what kind.

Example:

That candy bar looks good.

Well is an adjective when it describes a noun or pronoun’s health. It is an adverb when it tells how something is done.

Example:

Brad does not feel well this morning. ADJ

Ellen danced well in the competition. ADV


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