Adjectives Adjectives are words that describe or modify another person or thing in the sentence. The Articles — a, an, and the — are adjectives. the tall professor
Types of adjectives 1) POSSESSIVE ADJECTIVE DEFINITION: Possessive Adjective is the adjective which is used to point out the noun that belongs to someone and there are seven Possessive Adjectives. They are My, Your, Our, Their, His, Her and Its. Example: - This is my book. - Your car is outside.
2) DESCRIPTIVE ADJECTIVEDEFINITION: Descriptive Adjective is theadjective that is used to tell the sorts of noun orquality.Example:- He is a tall man.- They are good students.- She is a beautiful girl
3) NUMERAL ADJECTIVEDEFINITION: Numeral Adjective is the adjective which is used toshow the number of noun.Example:Ankor Wat is the seventh wonders of the world
4) DEMONSTRATIVE ADJECTIVEDEFINITION: Demonstrative Adjective is the adjectivewhich is used to point out the noun. They are this, these,that, and those.Example:That man is very handsome - - These girls are good-looking -
5) INTERROGATIVE ADJECTIVEDEFINITION: Interrogative Adjective is theadjective that is used to ask the question.They are where, what, which….Example:- Which animal do you like?- Where doctor is he?
Degrees of Adjectives Adjectives can express degrees of modification:Nour is a rich woman, but Soha is richer thanNoha. Nadia is the richest woman in the world .
Certain adjectives have irregular forms in the comparative and superlative degrees:Irregular Comparative and Superlative Formsgood better bestbad worse worstlittle less leastmuchmany more mostsomefar further furthest
The Order of Adjectives in a Series .1-Determiners — articles and other limiters.2-Observation — postdeterminers and limiter adjectives (e.g., a real hero,a perfect idiot) and adjectives subject to subjective measure (e.g., beautiful,interesting)3-Size and Shape — adjectives subject to objective measure (e.g., wealthy,large, round)4-Age — adjectives denoting age (e.g., young, old, new, ancient)
5-Color — adjectives denoting color (e.g., red, black, pale)6-Origin — denominal adjectives denoting source of noun(e.g., French, American, Canadian)7-Material — denominal adjectives denoting whatsomething is made of (e.g., woolen, metallic, wooden)8-Qualifier — final limiter, often regarded as part of thenoun (e.g., rocking chair, hunting cabin, passenger car,book cover
How to Teach Adjectives to Small Kids
1. SentencepatternsStart by reminding students of the twoadjective patterns used in Englishsentences:
Be + Adj Example: The book isinteresting. (The adjective interestingdescribes the noun book.)Adj + N Example: This is aninteresting book. (The adjectiveinteresting describes the noun book.)
1-Set a poster board or sheet of paper on a table.Tell the child that he receives a sticker on his paperevery time he names an adjective correctly. Oncehe gets a certain number of stars, he will receive aspecial treat, such as an ice cream cone, cash oreven a trip to the zoo. The number of stars he mustearn depends on the age of the child and hisattention span. Reward him either at the end ofeach lesson or at the end of the week after multiplelessons.
2-Cut out various shapes with a pair of scissors from differentcolored pieces of construction paper. Tell her that adjectivesdescribe shapes. Ask the child to name the different shapes.3-Write down a simple sentence, such as "The ball isround." Ask him to remember that shapes are adjectivesand to identify the adjective in that sentence. If he doesso correctly, reward him with a star. If not, repeat the4-Tell her that colors describe an object,lessontherefore, they are an adjective..5-Ask him to tell you the colors of each shape
6-Write down a short sentence, such as "The ball is red and round." Remind her that colors and shapes describe an object or thing, and they are adjectives. Tell the child to identify the adjectives in the sentence and that there may be more than one.7-Reward the child with a sticker if he guessescorrectly. If not, repeat the lesson. If your childbecomes frustrated after trying for a half an hour, itmay be necessary to take a break or begin againanother day.
8-Place many objects on a table. Use varioustextures, sizes, shapes, colors and quantities. Explain thattextures, or how something feels to the touch, is anadjective. Ask the child to identify each texture and toname the adjective. Repeat the same procedure withquantities, temperature or age, such as young or old.Repeat her phrases or sentences back to her and ask herwhat the adjective is in each.
9-Reward the child with stickers and hisspecial treat once he has earned hisagreed upon number of stickers. Repeatthe lesson each day or weekly until he nolonger has difficulty identifying theadjectives.