5. Adverb 6. Conjunction 7. Interjection 8. Preposition • Noun • Pronoun • Adjective • Verb
Adjective • An adjective is a word that is used to modify a noun or pronoun. • To modify means to describe the word or to make its meaning more definite.
Adjective • An adjective modifies a noun or pronoun by telling:
Adjective (continued) • The most commonly used adjectives are a, an, and the. • These adjectives are called articles. Examples of Articles: • The shoe just does not fit. • A chicken clucked. • An answer is required.
Demonstrative Adjectives • This, that, these, and those can be used both as adjectives and as pronouns. • When they modify a noun or pronoun, they are called demonstrative adjectives. • When they are used alone, they are called demonstrative pronouns.