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Adjectives. Describe a noun or a pronoun Answer the question: Which one? What kind? How many?. Adjectives. Usually come before the word they describe Example: Mary likes spicy pizza. Adjectives. Can come after forms of the linking verbs:

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Adjectives

Adjectives

Describe a noun or a pronoun

Answer the question:

Which one?

What kind?

How many?


Adjectives1

Adjectives

  • Usually come before the word they describe

    Example: Mary likes spicy pizza.


Adjectives2

Adjectives

  • 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.


Adjectives3

Adjectives

  • Types

  • Articles: a, an, the

  • Possessive pronouns: my, his, her,

  • Demonstrative pronouns: this, that

  • Numbers: one, several, sixty


Adjectives for comparison

Adjectives for comparison

  • Adjective2 things3 or more

  • Talltallertallest

  • Prettyprettierprettiest

  • Beautifulmore beautifulmost beautiful

    Typical FSET Question:

    Of the two of us, my brother is the (taller, tallest).


Adjectives irregular forms

Adjectives – Irregular Forms

  • Badworseworst

  • Goodbetterbest

  • Many more most


Adverbs

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)


A dverbs

Adverbs

  • Answer the questions:

    • How

    • When

    • Where

    • To what extent

      Examples:

      I drive slowly.

      I feel extremely tired.


Adverb tips

Adverb Tips

  • No, 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.”


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