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Adjectives. What are they?. ADJECTIVES describe or modify nouns. How do you mark them? Circle all adjectives and draw an arrow to the words they modify. Colors can be adjectives. The blue car… The green apple… The silver tooth… The purple cow…

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what are they
What are they?
  • ADJECTIVES describe or modify nouns.
  • How do you mark them? Circle all adjectives and draw an arrow to the words they modify.
colors can be adjectives
Colors can be adjectives.
  • The blue car… The green apple… The silver tooth…The purple cow…
  • red, blue, green, silver, gold, brown, orange, etc.
adjectives can describe size
Adjectives can describe size.
  • His large brain… The small bag… The tiny cat… My enormous flag…
  • small, tiny, enormous, infinitesimal, petite, cramped, paltry, minor, minute, microscopic
  • big, large, enormous, humongous, gargantuan, ample, major, sizable, considerable, hefty
adjectives can describe quantity
Adjectives can describe quantity.
  • Few people… Many workers… More books… Some tests…
  • little, some, few, limited, much, a lot, most, many, more, countless, astronomic, myriad, plethora
adjectives can describe human qualities
Adjectives can describe human qualities.
  • Stupid people… Magnanimous teachers… Studious students… Diligent typists…
personality demeanor
personality/demeanor
  • positive: trustworthy, humble, intrepid, careful, virtuous, nice, kind, magnanimous, righteous, cheery, cheerful, sophisticated, gregarious, nimble, funny, hilarious, sensitive, unflappable, unmoving, stoical, seductive
personality demeanor8
personality/demeanor
  • negative: sick, bitter, bigoted, careful, sleazy, baneful, vane, capricious, mean, bellicose, jingoistic, rude, self-righteous, petty, stupid, dumb, crabby, arrogant, taciturn, clumsy, insensitive
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