Examples of adverbs and what they do: David was extremely grumpy. Extremely describes how grumpy David was . The runner easily finished first. Easily describes how the runner finished the race. Jose, my oldest brother, drove slowly by his girlfriend’s house. Slowly describes how the brother drove the car.
An adjective is a word that describes/modifies a noun or pronoun
A big , red ball
The cute, huggable puppy
The tall, green tree
His huge, sharp teeth
Examples of adjectives and the nouns/pronouns they modify. She wore a yellow sweater to the picnic. adjective noun My bedroom was messy. noun adjective She lost her blue and white parka. adjective adjective noun Yellow describes the sweater. Messy describes the bedroom. Blue and white describe the color of the parka
Words used to _________ (describe) a ______or _________.
Can come right before or right after the noun it is modifying.
Ex. A heavy rainstorm caused traffic delays.
The rainstorm was heavy.
Most adjectives are common, but the names or group of people are _______ Adjectives because they both describe a group that a person belongs to and they are a specific group (Americans, Chinese, Atlantans, Irish, etc)