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Definition: An adjective is used to describe a noun or a pronoun. An ADJECTIVE’s terrific when you want to be specific. It easily identifies by number, color, or by size. TWELVE LARGE, BLUE, GORGEOUS butterflies. Ruth Heller Many Luscious Lollipops. An adjective answers the questions:.

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Definition:

An adjective is used to describe a noun or a pronoun

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An ADJECTIVE’s terrific

when you want to be specific.

It easily identifies

by number, color, or by size.

TWELVE LARGE, BLUE, GORGEOUS butterflies.

Ruth Heller

Many Luscious Lollipops

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An adjective answers the questions:

What kind?

brick house mystery novel

Which one?

every student this pencil

How many? or How much?

a few threads seven teachers

no time enough raisins

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These are ALWAYS adjectives.

They come before

a noun and answers the question

Which one?

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Dad bought a new Italian cookbook.

  • He tried two pasta recipes first.
  • One was chicken fettuccine with cream sauce.
  • He used leftover chicken from a previous meal.
  • My younger sister and twin brother thought it was the best dinner in the world.
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Dad bought anewItaliancookbook.

  • He tried twopastarecipes first.
  • Hisbest dish was chicken fettuccine with cream sauce.
  • He used leftover chicken from aprevious meal.
  • Myyounger sister and twin brother thought it was thebest dinner in the world.
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Demonstrative

Pronouns

Demonstrative

Adjectives

This That These Those

This That These Those

They take the place ofnouns

They describe nouns or pronouns

How do you pronounce that word?

These tattoos fall off too easily.

How do you pronounce that?

These fall off too easily.

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Proper Adjectives

Formed from a proper noun and begins with a capital letter.

Canada + geese =

Canadian geese

California + beaches =

Californian beaches

China + food =

Chinese food

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ADVERBS

Words that describe verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs.

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Adverbs describe Verbs…

An adverb will answer one of these questions about the verb:

She is here.

They stayed nearby.

It jumped away.

Where?

I will leave soon.

He left Tuesday.

Get it tomorrow.

When?

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Adverbs describe Verbs…

An adverb will answer one of these questions about the verb:

Jane smiled happily.

We quietly left.

Mr. Bud danced strangely.

How?

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Now You Try...

Where? When? How?

  • Add adverbs to these sentences:
  • The bus traveled.
  • Our frog is hopping.
  • My sister cleaned the cage.
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Adverbs describe Adjectives…

Betty is kind.

Kind is an adjective describing Betty.

Betty is _______ kind.

very

Very is an adverb describing kind and answering HOW kind she is.

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Now You Try...

  • Add adverbs to describe the adjectives:
  • The teacher is smart.
  • A noisy crowd waited outside.
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Adverbs describe other Adverbs...

I walked slowly.

The adverb slowly describes how I walked.

too

I walked ________ slowly.

less

extremely

The adverb describes how slowly I walked.

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Find the Adverbs

Copy the sentences. Underline the adverbs and draw an arrow to the word they describe.

  • She tearfully told us about the test.
  • He spun too quickly to be caught.
  • Suddenly the whistle sounded.
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Find the Adverbs

  • She tearfully told us about the test.
  • He spun tooquickly to be caught.
  • Suddenly the whistle sounded.
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Where is the

Adverb?

Jeff didn’t wash the car.

Subject = Jeff

Verb = did wash

Adverb = not (n’t)

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An adjective describes a ____________ or a ______________.

An adverb describes a ____________, _______________________, or ________________________.

noun

pronoun

verb

adjective

adverb

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What Questions do ADJECTIVES answer?

What Questions do ADVERBS answer?

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good

Good is an adjective to describe nouns and pronouns.

He is a good piano player.

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well

Well can be an adjective when it is used to mean healthy, but it is usually used as an adverb.

adj

I am well today.

He plays the piano well.

adv