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    • Adjectives
    • Questions that Adjectives Answer
       
      Adjective-a word that describes or modifies a noun or a pronoun. 
      Adjectives answer these 3 questions:
      What kind? Green backpack, spicy stew
      Which one? Third hike, last hamburger
      How many? Two flashlights, many insects
    • Articles are Adjectives Too
      Articles a, an, the are adjectives.
      Use an before a word that begins with a vowel. Ex. an apple 
      Use a before a word that begins with a consonant. Ex. a tent
      Use the when you want to refer to a specific person, place, thing, or idea.
      Ex. The hiker tripped on the trail.
    • Proper Adjectives
      Proper adjectives are formed from a proper noun. 
      Proper NounProper Adjective
      China Chinese
      Ireland Irish
      Mars Martian
      America American
       
      Central Park is now an American landmark.
    • Demonstrative Adjectives
      Demonstrative Adjectives are the same as the Demonstrative Pronouns. They are used as adjectives when they modify (describe) nouns or pronouns.
      this, that, these, those
      Examples:
      This canoe is made of wood and leather.
      These canoes are made of aluminum.
    • Comparative
      A comparative form of an adjective or adverb is when you compare a person or thing with one other person or thing. You use er to most one syllable words.
      Example: Mt. Rainier is higherthan Mt. Hood.
       
    • Superlative Adjectives:
      A superlative form of an adjective or adverb is when you compare someone or something with more than one other person or thing. You use est to two syllable adjectives and use moreor most with some two syllable or more than 2 syllable adjectives or adverbs.
      Ex: Mt. Everest is the highest of all three mountains.
    • Examples
      One syllable:
      AdjectiveComparative Superlative
      thin thinner thinnest
      brave braver bravest
       
      Two Syllable:
      AdjectiveComparativeSuperlative
      shallow shallower shallowest
      awful more awful most awful
    • More Examples
      More than 2 syllables:
      AdjectiveComparativeSuperlative
      beautiful more beautiful most beautiful
      dangerous more dangerous most dangerous
       
      Irregular forms:
      AdjectivesComparativeSuperlative
      good better best
      bad worse worst
    • Good/Well
      Good is an adjective when it tells what kind.
      Example:
      That candy bar looks good.
      Well is an adjective when it describes a noun or pronoun’s health. It is an adverb when it tells how something is done.
      Example:
      Brad does not feel well this morning. ADJ
      Ellen danced well in the competition. ADV