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  • 1. Adjectives Helping Writing Your Story Using Descriptive Words
  • 2. Adjectives
    • Words that describe or modify another person or thing in the sentence.
    • The articles — a, an , and the — are adjectives.
      • The tall professor.
      • The lugubrious lieutenant.
      • A solid commitment.
      • A month's pay.
      • A six-year-old child.
  • 3. Adjective Clause
    • A group of words containing a subject and verb that acts as an adjective.
      • My sister, who is much older than I am , is an engineer.
  • 4. Adjective Phrase
    • If an adjective clause is stripped of its subject and verb,this is the resulting modifier.
      • He is the man keeping my family in the poorhouse.
  • 5. BEWARE!
    • Adjectives are frail; Don't ask them to do more work than they should.
    • Be particularly cautious in your use of adjectives that don't have much to say in the first place: interesting, beautiful, lovely, exciting . It is your job as a writer to create beauty and excitement and interest, and when you simply insist on its presence without showing it to your reader — well, you're convincing no one.
  • 6. Comparative and Superlative
    • We use the comparative for comparing two things and the superlative for comparing three or more things.
    • The inflected suffixes -er and -est suffice to form most comparatives and superlatives, although we need -ier and -iest when a two-syllable adjective ends in y (happier and happiest);
  • 7. Positive Comparative Superlative rich richer richest lovely lovelier loveliest beautiful more beautiful most beautiful
  • 8. Character Exercise
    • You will be given a character map and a fantasy character
    • Fill in the map using adjective phrases, clauses and comparative and superlative adjectives
    • This will help you in beginning to develop your short story!