Keep your ducks in a rowKaren S Wright
Adjectives and Adverbs
Adjective- a word that limits or describes a noun, pronoun, or
noun phrase. It usually answers the ...
What is the job of
adjectives?
•Modify (change)
nouns/pronouns
•Adjectives can precede a
noun (purple boots) or
follow a l...
Adjectives tell readers
• which
•what kind
•how many/how much
Last summer I climbed that mountain (which).
I prefer red ap...
1. Juan painted the beautiful
picture.
2. Misty tried a different approach to
math.
3. The quiet picture of rural life is
...
Adverbs
What is the job of the
adverbs?
•Adverbs modify
(change)
verbs, adjectives, or
other adverbs
• Adverbs tell the
re...
Adverb
Adverbs tell the readers how, when, where,
and to what extent. Adverbs often end in –
ly.
1. Hequicklyjumped the pu...
Your Turn
1. She ran around the track
comfortably (how).
2. They always arrive a half hour
late (when).
3. Paul goes to th...
Use the comparative form to compare two
people, places, things, or ideas; use the
superlative to compare more than two.
Co...
With longer adjectives and
with adverbs ending in –
ly, use more (for the
comparative) and most (for
the superlative).
Com...
1. Pedro (carefully, more carefully, most
carefully) sat down in the classroom.
2. Matilda applied for a scholarship, and ...
Comparative Superlative
Good Better Best
Bad Worse Worst
Much/many More Most
Little Less Least
Well Better Best
Badly Wors...
Your Turn
1. This is a nice cat; in fact it is
________ than my friend’s cat.
2. Emilio is six. Her bother, Herman is
nine...
Helga and Herman look
content.
Anadjective always follows a
sense verb (linking verb)
Herman’s old car still sounds
happy....
Good and well are as
tricky as a cat running a
football through a
football field!
Avoid common errors when using familiar
words.
Good or Well
Good is ALWAYS an adjective: You do not do
good, but you do we...
1. George has a fever and doesn’t look
(good, well).
2. When I got up this morning, Helga felt
(bad, badly) and had to sta...
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  1. 1. Keep your ducks in a rowKaren S Wright
  2. 2. Adjectives and Adverbs Adjective- a word that limits or describes a noun, pronoun, or noun phrase. It usually answers the question which? what kind? how many? Adverb- a word that describes a verb, adjective, or other adverb. It usually answers the question how? when? where? or how much? Linking Verb- a verb that shows no physical action. All “be” verbs are linking verbs: am, is, are, was, were, be, being, and been.
  3. 3. What is the job of adjectives? •Modify (change) nouns/pronouns •Adjectives can precede a noun (purple boots) or follow a linking verb (Her boots arepurple). •Adjectives tell readers which, what kind, how many/how much
  4. 4. Adjectives tell readers • which •what kind •how many/how much Last summer I climbed that mountain (which). I prefer red apples (what kind). I want six oranges (how many). It was a cold, gray, and ominous day (what kind). The dawn was bright, clear, and inviting (what kind) .
  5. 5. 1. Juan painted the beautiful picture. 2. Misty tried a different approach to math. 3. The quiet picture of rural life is accurate. 4. She keeps a tidy desk. 5. He tried three times to solvethe difficultproblem.
  6. 6. Adverbs What is the job of the adverbs? •Adverbs modify (change) verbs, adjectives, or other adverbs • Adverbs tell the readers how, when, where, a nd why •Adverbs can be an intensifier (She is very beautiful).
  7. 7. Adverb Adverbs tell the readers how, when, where, and to what extent. Adverbs often end in – ly. 1. Hequicklyjumped the puddle (howdid he jump). 2. Yesterdaymy friends ate lunch with me (whendid they eat with me). 3. Our summerhouse is nearby (whereis the summerhouse). 4. Shevery quickly took control (to what extentdid she take control of the game) of the game.
  8. 8. Your Turn 1. She ran around the track comfortably (how). 2. They always arrive a half hour late (when). 3. Paul goes to the movie frequently (how often). 4. He has never lost a game (when). 5. Sometimes I just sit and daydream instead of write (to what extent).
  9. 9. Use the comparative form to compare two people, places, things, or ideas; use the superlative to compare more than two. Comparative Superlative Short Shorter shortest Pretty prettiest Simpler simplest fast
  10. 10. With longer adjectives and with adverbs ending in – ly, use more (for the comparative) and most (for the superlative). Comparative Superlative Intelligent More intelligent Most intelligent Carefully Most carefully Less dangerously Really??
  11. 11. 1. Pedro (carefully, more carefully, most carefully) sat down in the classroom. 2. Matilda applied for a scholarship, and it became apparent that she was the (intelligent, more intelligent, most intelligent) of all the applicants 3. Hugo thought of himself as the (qualified, more qualified, most qualified) candidate for the job. 4. When then results were in, Nathan ran (fast, faster, fastest) than Ben, receiving first- place medal. 5. Susan’s new kitchen table was (pretty, prettier, prettiest) than Madge’s or Matilda’s table.
  12. 12. Comparative Superlative Good Better Best Bad Worse Worst Much/many More Most Little Less Least Well Better Best Badly Worse Worst
  13. 13. Your Turn 1. This is a nice cat; in fact it is ________ than my friend’s cat. 2. Emilio is six. Her bother, Herman is nine, so is _____ than Emilio. 3. You have a very interesting hobby, but my sister Marie, has __________ in the world. 4. Skateboarding is dangerous hobby. Bungee jumping is _______ than skateboarding. 5. We live in a small house, but my grandparents live in even a _______ house than ours. 6. Yesterday, Juan told me a funny joke. It was the _____ joke I’ve ever heard.
  14. 14. Helga and Herman look content. Anadjective always follows a sense verb (linking verb) Herman’s old car still sounds happy. Linking verbs (sense verbs): seems, sounds, appears, feels, tastes , looks, smells, looks
  15. 15. Good and well are as tricky as a cat running a football through a football field!
  16. 16. Avoid common errors when using familiar words. Good or Well Good is ALWAYS an adjective: You do not do good, but you do well. Do is a verb and well is an adverb. You smell good. Smell is a sense verb and good is an adjective, which modifies you. Bad or Badly Bad is an adjective: Never write, I feel badly. Feel is a sense verb so the adjective follows the verb.
  17. 17. 1. George has a fever and doesn’t look (good, well). 2. When I got up this morning, Helga felt (bad, badly) and had to stay home. 3. The mechanic’s tools were (well, good). The foreman said his work was (well, good) done. 4. She worked (careful, carefully) with the sick child. She was a very (careful, carefully) worker. 5. Andrea knows the material very (good, well). She always treats us (good, well). 6. He measured the floor (exact, exactly). They proved to be (perfectly, perfect) (exact, exactly) measurements).
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