Adjectives (all things bright and beautiful)


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Adjectives (all things bright and beautiful)

  1. 1. All things bright and beautiful All things bright and beautiful, All creatures great and small, All things wise and wonderful, The Lord God made them all. Each little flower that opens, Each little birds that sings, He made their glowing colors, He made their tiny wings.
  2. 2. The rich man in his castle, The poor man at this gate, God made them, high and low and ordered their state. The purple headed mountain, The river running by, The sunset, and the morning, That brightens up the sky. The cold wind in the winter, The pleasant summer sun, The ripe fruits in the garden, He made them every one.
  3. 3. The tall trees in the greenwood, The meadows where we play, The rushes by the water, We gather everyday. He gave us eyes to see them, And lips that he might tell, How great is God Almighty, Who has made all things well.
  4. 4. Adjectives Adjectives are modifiers. They modify noun or pronoun. This means they can change the image of a noun or pronoun.
  5. 5. Picture a car in your mind. Do you have an image in your head? Now make it red. the red car
  6. 6. Now make it fast. the fast car
  7. 7. Now make it green. the green car
  8. 8. 3 Types of Adjectives 1. Descriptive, 2. Limiting and 3. Proper
  9. 9. 1.) Descriptive adjectives - name a quality or condition of the element modified. - add some sensory image to your sentence which allows the reader to see, smell, hear, touch, or taste something in the sentence. Examples: • a perfect marriage • a red dress • an honest person • a running water • a broken axle
  10. 10. 2. ) Limiting adjectives – identify or enumerate the element modified. Limiting adjectives are classified according to their functions as • Demonstrative • Indefinite • Interrogative • Numerical • Possessive
  11. 11. a.) Demonstrative Adjectives • Demonstrative adjectives point out a noun. • They are the same words as the demonstrative pronouns. • There are four demonstratives: this that these those
  12. 12. b.) Indefinite Adjectives - Indefinite adjectives point out nouns. - They often tell “how many” or “how much” of something. Examples Indefinite adjectives : all, any, another, both, each, either, few, little, many, more, most, much, neither, one, other, several, some
  13. 13. c.) Interrogative Adjectives Interrogative adjectives are used to ask questions. Three of them were also interrogative pronouns: • which • what • whose
  14. 14. d.) Numerical adjectives - specifies a number as it modifies a noun or pronoun. Numerical adjectives may be cardinal or ordinal. Cardinal Ordinal Six robins Twenty-four boxes 6 ladies Third horse First guitar 2nd honor
  15. 15. e.) Possessive Adjectives - show ownership of a noun. - These words are the same as the possessive pronouns. Examples of possessive adjectives: my, mine our, ours your, yours their, theirs his, her, hers, its
  16. 16. Limiting Adjectives • Many limiting adjectives have also been studied as pronouns. How do you tell when they are pronouns and when they are adjectives? -If a word is a pronoun, it will be renaming a person, place, or thing. Ex. That is a pencil. (That is renaming the pencil; therefore, it is a pronoun.) -If a word is an adjective, it will be pointing out a noun. Ex. That pencil is big. (That is pointing out a pencil, and pencil is a noun; therefore, it is an adjective.)
  17. 17. 3.) Proper adjectives - are descriptive adjectives but they are derived from proper names. - This means that they must always be capitalized. - Proper adjectives sometimes are formed by adding a suffix to the proper noun. Examples: • Indian customs • French perfume • Austrian cuisine • Chinese checkers • African violets
  18. 18. Activity
  19. 19. Instruction: Identify the following adjective on the box below whether if it is a descriptive, limiting or proper adjectives, write you answer on the column. Brazilian model pink curtain that pencil second line shining star Chinese food African poem fast bicycle his patience Korean song black shoes French baker four books that table poor man 3 Types of Adjectives Descriptive Limiting Proper 1. 1. 1. 2. 2. 2. 3. 3. 3. 4. 4. 4. 5. 5. 5.
  20. 20. In the following sentences, identify the italicized limiting adjectives as Demonstrative, Indefinite, Interrogative, Numerical, Possessive as shown in these examples: Ex. Which side are you on? Interrogative _______ 1. Eleven players are needed if we are to have a good game. _______ 2. Their turn is next in the examining room. _______3. Many people died because of high fever. _______ 4. What nonsense are you telling me? _______5. Many of these injuries are unnecessary.
  21. 21. Answer: 1. Numerical 2. Possessive 3. Indefinite 4. Interrogative 5. Demonstrative
  22. 22. In the following sentences, Identify the adjectives as descriptive, limiting, or improper as shown in these examples: Ex. Careful analysis uncovered several flaws in his experimental data. Answer: careful- descriptive, several-limiting, his-limiting, experimental-descriptive. 1. Improper accounting almost ruined her catering business. 2. Beautiful volumes have appeared in that series. 3. Mexican food is not favored by his parents. 4. Poor Willy lost his Irish setter. 5. One dish does not a perfect meal make.
  23. 23. Answer: 1. Improper-descriptive, her-limiting, catering-descriptive 2. Beautiful- descriptive, that- limit 3. Mexican-proper, his-limiting 4. Poor-descriptive, his-limiting, Irish-proper 5. One-limiting, perfect-descriptive