Adjectives Adjectives are words that describe a noun or pronoun
An adjective tells what kind or how many • Sometimes an adjective can follow the noun and a linking verb connects the noun and adjective. • Examples: • The terrifying sight of an approaching storm filled the men with dread. • Shackleton and his crew became exhausted after walking for many miles • Find the adjectives in the following sentences. • Fifteen men pulled each boat. • They walked safely across the solid ice. • Fierce, furious winds shook the Endurance during the storm.
Demonstrative Adjective • A demonstrative adjective tells which one. Examples are “this”, “that”, “these”, and “those”. • Demonstrative adjectives most often come before a noun. • Use “this” and “that” with singular nouns and “these” and “those” with plural nouns • Example: • The sailors wanted to land on that island. • Fill in the blanks with the correct demonstrative adjective. • _______ is the stormiest ocean in the world. • The sailor said, “______ seals on the beach are huge.” • Do not step on ______ snow over there. • The skipper warned, “_____ boats are heavy.” • The captain asked them to change those torn sails from the mast. Those This
Proper Adjectives • Proper adjectives are formed from proper nouns and begin with a capital letter. • Regular adjectives and demonstrative adjectives are only capitalized if they begin a sentence or are part of a title. • Examples: • Many of the sailors were English. • He took a Chilean ship. • Decide which word is the proper adjective and should be capitalized. • Many of the men wanted italian food. • An alaskan sled dog could be used to transport goods. • The cook ran out of indian spices.
Adjectives Practice • Shackleton took ______ men to find help. • On a _______ day, they sailed away. • The whalers brought them _______hearty food. • The _______ ocean current pulled them out to sea. • Shackleton and his crew were very _______. 6. The _______ weather made sailing difficult. 7. The sailors became ________ when they saw their rescuers. • The _______ waves washed over the tiny boat. • The crew could not see through the _______ snow. • The sailor asked, “What was that ________ card game we used to play?”