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Adjectives. A Review. What is an adjective?. An adjective describes a noun or pronoun. It usually comes before the noun or pronoun. Adjective Examples (In Bold). yellow sun furry monkey sixteen candles Caroline's book. The Adjective Questions.
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Adjectives A Review
What is an adjective? • An adjective describes a noun or pronoun. • It usually comes before the noun or pronoun.
Adjective Examples (In Bold) • yellow sun • furry monkey • sixteen candles • Caroline's book
The Adjective Questions • Knowing these questions will help you know for certain whether any word is acting as an adjective. Every adjective answers at least one of these adjective questions. • 1. Which one? (yellow, the, that) • 2. What kind? (furry, plastic, special) • 3. How many? (sixteen, several, many) • 4. Whose? (Caroline's, his, its, John's)
Articles • Articles are special kinds of adjectives. They are actually the most common type of adjective. • Good news! There are only three articles in the English language. • They are the, a, and an.
Definite vs. Indefinite Articles • The article the is called a definite article. This is because it points out a definite, or specific person, place, or thing. • Take, "Read the book." I am not referring to any old book, but to a specific book.
Definite vs. Indefinite Articles • The articles a and an are called indefinite articles. This is because they do not point out specific people, places, or things. • Try,"Read a book." You could read any book that you wanted to read.
Let’s Give It a Try! • Take out a sheet of half paper. • I’m going to show you a picture. • I want you to write down an adjective to describe the subject (noun) within the picture. • Be sure to number them! • Ready? Let’s start!
Let’s Share! • Let’s go through each slide again, and you can share what adjective you used.
Your Challenge … • On the same sheet of paper, I now would like you to write a complete sentence using the adjective and noun from each number. Be sure to include a verb! • For example: The high-flying Michael Jordan is the best man to ever play basketball. • Raise your hand when you’re finished and I’ll collect your papers.