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  • Review chapter objectives.
  • Discuss adjectives.
  • Discuss superlative and comparative forms of an adjective.
  • Discuss adverbs.
  • Discuss hints about adjectives and adverbs.
  • Discuss hints about adjectives and adverbs.
  • Discuss hints about adjectives and adverbs.

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  • Copyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
  • CHAPTER 21: USING ADJECTIVES AND ADVERBSCopyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
  • CHAPTER OUTLINE AND LEARNING OBJECTIVESIn this chapter, you will be learn to: identify adjectives and adverbs and incorporate them correctly in your writing.Copyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
  • WHAT ARE ADJECTIVES? Adjectives describe nouns (persons, places, or things) or pronouns (words that substitute for nouns).  An adjective usually comes before the word it describes.  Sometimes an adjective comes after a being verb, a verb that tells what something is. Adjectives: Comparative and Superlative Forms  The comparative form of an adjective compares two persons or things.  The superlative form compares three or more persons or things.Copyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
  • WHAT ARE ADJECTIVES?  For most adjectives of one syllable, add –erto form the comparative, and add –estto form the superlative.  For longer adjectives, use more to form the comparative, and most to form the superlative.Copyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
  • WHAT ARE ADVERBS? Adverbs describe verbs, adjectives, or other adverbs.  Adverbs answer questions like “How?” “How much?” “How often?” “When?” “Why?” and “Where?”Copyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
  • HINTS ABOUT ADJECTIVES AND ADVERBS Do not use an adjective when you need an adverb. Don’t confuse good and well, bad and badly  Good and bad are adjectives.  Well and badly are adverbs. Well is sometimes an adjective when it means healthy. Not more + -eror most + -est Never write both an –erending and more, or an – estending and most.Copyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
  • HINTS ABOUT ADJECTIVES AND ADVERBS Use Than, not Then, in Comparisons  When you compare things, use than.  Then means “at a later time.” When Do I Need a Comma Between Adjectives?  Sometimes you use more than one adjective to describe a noun.  Use these tests to decide whether you need a comma. 1. Try to put and between the adjectives. If the sentence still makes sense, put a comma between the adjectives.Copyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
  • HINTS ABOUT ADJECTIVES AND ADVERBS 2. Try to reverse the order of the adjectives. If the sentence still makes sense, put a comma between the adjectives.Copyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
  • WHAT ARE ADJECTIVES?A. words that substitute for nouns.B. words that describe verbs, adjectives, or other adverbs.C. words or phrases that describe nouns or pronouns.D. a person, place, or thing.Copyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
  • WHAT ARE ADJECTIVES?A. words that substitute for nouns.B. words that describe verbs, adjectives, or other adverbs.C. words or phrases that describe nouns or pronouns.D. a person, place, or thing.identify adjectives and adverbs and incorporate themcorrectly in your writing.Copyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
  • CAN YOU FIND THE ADJECTIVE IN THE FOLLOWINGSENTENCE?John and Paul were curious students.A. JohnB. curiousC. studentsD. wereCopyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
  • CAN YOU FIND THE ADJECTIVE IN THE FOLLOWINGSENTENCE?John and Paul were curious students.A. JohnB. curiousC. studentsD. wereidentify adjectives and adverbs and incorporate themcorrectly in their writing.Copyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
  • CAN YOU FIND THE ADVERB IN THE FOLLOWING SENTENCE?As the teacher spoke, the students listened carefully.A. teacherB. spokeC. studentsD. carefullyCopyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.
  • CAN YOU FIND THE ADVERB IN THE FOLLOWING SENTENCE?As the teacher spoke, the students listened carefully.A. teacherB. spokeC. studentsD. carefullyidentify adjectives and adverbs and incorporate themcorrectly in your writing.Copyright © 2012 by Pearson Education, Inc.