ADJECTIVESAn adjective is a word used todescribe a noun or pronoun a morespecific meaning.Adjectives modify nouns andprono...
EXAMPLES:• Hot onions ( What kind of onions?)• That book ( Which book?)• Seventeen marbles ( How manymarbles?)• More exerc...
These examples show the usuallocation of an adjective---precedinga noun. Sometimes, however, theadjective is located after...
An adjective that modifies apronoun usually follows thepronoun, but, on occasion, it canprecede the pronoun.• After : We w...
Articles• The three most commonadjectives are the articles. A andan are the indefinite articles;they refer to any one of a...
Nouns used as adjectives• Occasionally, words that areusually nouns will function asadjectives. A noun used as anadjective...
examples• Nouns used as adjectives• Potato potato soup• Party party hat
Proper adjectives• Adjectives can be proper likenouns. Proper adjectives areproper nouns used as anadjectives or adjective...
examples• proper nouns used as adjectives• Roosevelt the Roosevelt era• Maine a Maine lobster• Victoria Victorian literatu...
Compound adjective• Compound adjectives are made upof more than one word. Mostcompound adjectives arehyphenated, compound,...
HYPHENATED:• Long-term commitment• Crescent-shaped moon
COMBINED:• Coldblooded animals• Lifelong friendship
Separated:• South American birds
Pronouns used as adjectives• Possessive pronoun.• My, your, his, her, its, our, their• Possessive adjective• The man shave...
Demonstrative adjectives• That, this, these, thoseDemonstrative adjectives• That test took me two hours.• Those roses wilt...
Interrogative adjectives• Which, what, whose• Which job will you take?• Whose money is on the table?
Indefinite Adjectives• Used with singular nouns:Another, each, either, little, much,neither, one.Give me another chance.
Indefinite pronoun• Used with plural nouns:Both, few, many, severalFew people attended the concert.
Indefinite pronouns• Used with singular or plural nouns:• All, any, more, most, other, some.• Give me some water, please.•...
Verbs used as adjectives• Verbs used as adjectives usuallyend in ing or edExamples:• The rippling water felt refreshingto ...
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Adjectives

  1. 1. ADJECTIVESAn adjective is a word used todescribe a noun or pronoun a morespecific meaning.Adjectives modify nouns andpronouns by providing informationthat answers any of the followingquestions about the noun andpronoun: What kind? Which one?How many? or How much?
  2. 2. EXAMPLES:• Hot onions ( What kind of onions?)• That book ( Which book?)• Seventeen marbles ( How manymarbles?)• More exercise ( How muchexercise?)
  3. 3. These examples show the usuallocation of an adjective---precedinga noun. Sometimes, however, theadjective is located after a noun itmodifies.• Example• The bicycle looked new.
  4. 4. An adjective that modifies apronoun usually follows thepronoun, but, on occasion, it canprecede the pronoun.• After : We were sweaty after ourworkout.• Before: Sweaty after workout, wetook quick showers.
  5. 5. Articles• The three most commonadjectives are the articles. A andan are the indefinite articles;they refer to any one of a class ofnouns. The, the definite article,refers to a specific nouns.• INDEFINITE: a contest, anopportunity• DEFINITE: the winner
  6. 6. Nouns used as adjectives• Occasionally, words that areusually nouns will function asadjectives. A noun used as anadjective will modify another nounand answer the question Whatkind? or the question Which one?
  7. 7. examples• Nouns used as adjectives• Potato potato soup• Party party hat
  8. 8. Proper adjectives• Adjectives can be proper likenouns. Proper adjectives areproper nouns used as anadjectives or adjectives formedfrom proper nouns. They modifyother nouns and usually beginwith a capital letter.
  9. 9. examples• proper nouns used as adjectives• Roosevelt the Roosevelt era• Maine a Maine lobster• Victoria Victorian literature• Spanish Spanish castle
  10. 10. Compound adjective• Compound adjectives are made upof more than one word. Mostcompound adjectives arehyphenated, compound,separated.
  11. 11. HYPHENATED:• Long-term commitment• Crescent-shaped moon
  12. 12. COMBINED:• Coldblooded animals• Lifelong friendship
  13. 13. Separated:• South American birds
  14. 14. Pronouns used as adjectives• Possessive pronoun.• My, your, his, her, its, our, their• Possessive adjective• The man shaved off his beard.
  15. 15. Demonstrative adjectives• That, this, these, thoseDemonstrative adjectives• That test took me two hours.• Those roses wilted in the sun.
  16. 16. Interrogative adjectives• Which, what, whose• Which job will you take?• Whose money is on the table?
  17. 17. Indefinite Adjectives• Used with singular nouns:Another, each, either, little, much,neither, one.Give me another chance.
  18. 18. Indefinite pronoun• Used with plural nouns:Both, few, many, severalFew people attended the concert.
  19. 19. Indefinite pronouns• Used with singular or plural nouns:• All, any, more, most, other, some.• Give me some water, please.• I received some gifts.
  20. 20. Verbs used as adjectives• Verbs used as adjectives usuallyend in ing or edExamples:• The rippling water felt refreshingto them.• The washed clothes were neatlyfolded.

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