Adjectives

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Adjectives

  1. 1. Adjectives
  2. 7. <ul><li>A word that describes a noun or a pronoun is called an adjective . </li></ul><ul><li>Adjectives answer three questions about nouns/pronouns: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What kind? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Which one? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How many? </li></ul></ul>
  3. 8. The tall girl is my sister. Which one? Three players signed autographs. How many? Athletic kids are fit. What kind?
  4. 9. <ul><li>Adjectives appear in a different places in a sentence. </li></ul><ul><li>They may be before the noun they are describing. </li></ul>
  5. 10. <ul><li>Powerful linemen stared boldly at us. </li></ul>
  6. 11. <ul><li>Adjectives may also come after a linking verb. </li></ul><ul><li>The players seem humble and appreciative . </li></ul>
  7. 12. <ul><li>When two or more adjectives are listed together, you should usually use a comma to separate them. </li></ul><ul><li>Strong , athletic players are important to the team. </li></ul>
  8. 13. <ul><li>When one of these adjectives tells how many , do not use a comma . </li></ul><ul><li>Two skilled players drove to the basket. </li></ul>
  9. 14. <ul><li>The quarterbacks have long, strong arms. </li></ul><ul><li>Several volleyball players practiced today. </li></ul><ul><li>The two baseball players are tired and sore. </li></ul>

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