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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?

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Adjectives
  • Usually come before the word they describe

Example: Mary likes spicy pizza.

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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.
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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
  • Adjective 2 things 3 or more
  • Tall taller tallest
  • Pretty prettier prettiest
  • Beautiful more beautiful most beautiful

Typical FSET Question:

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

adjectives irregular forms
Adjectives – Irregular Forms
  • Bad worse worst
  • Good better best
  • 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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