Adjectives

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Adjectives

  1. 2. Adjectives tell us …. <ul><li>Qualities </li></ul><ul><li>Feelings </li></ul><ul><li>Nationality and Origin </li></ul><ul><li>Charecteristics </li></ul><ul><li>Size and measurements </li></ul><ul><li>Age </li></ul><ul><li>Shape and color </li></ul><ul><li>What things are made of </li></ul><ul><li>Value </li></ul>… about people, things, animals and places .
  2. 3. For example: A lonely man Feelings
  3. 4. For example: A strong man Qualities Pierre is French Nationality or origin
  4. 5. For example: The knife is sharp A wooden table What something is made of … Characteristics
  5. 6. For example: She is wearing a red dress Color and shape A square envelope
  6. 7. For example: He is an young man Age That is an old coat
  7. 8. For example: He is an tall man Size and measurement That is a long distance
  8. 9. A fantastic actor Judgement or value For example:
  9. 10. Form <ul><li>Adjectives are invariable : They do not change their form depending on the gender or number of the noun. </li></ul><ul><li>A hot potato </li></ul><ul><li>Some hot potatoes </li></ul><ul><li>To emphasise or strengthen the meaning of an adjective use ' very ' or 'really ': </li></ul><ul><li>A very hot potato </li></ul><ul><li>Some really hot potatoes. </li></ul>
  10. 11. Position <ul><li>a) Usually in front of a noun: A beautiful girl. </li></ul><ul><li>b) After verbs like &quot;to be&quot;, &quot;to seem&quot; , &quot;to look&quot;, &quot;to taste&quot;: </li></ul><ul><li>The girl is beautiful </li></ul><ul><li>You look tired </li></ul><ul><li>This meat tastes funny . </li></ul><ul><li>c) After the noun: in some fixed expressions: </li></ul><ul><li>The Princess Royal </li></ul><ul><li>The President elect </li></ul><ul><li>a court martial </li></ul>

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