Parts of Speech - Adjectives

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Parts of Speech - Adjectives

  1. 1. ADJECTIVES<br />Kinds of Adjectives <br />Types of Comparisons / Degrees<br />
  2. 2. What is an adjective?<br />A word that modifies a noun.<br />There are SIX different kinds of adjectives<br />There are THREE degrees of adjectives<br />
  3. 3. Types of adjectives<br /><ul><li>Description
  4. 4. Limiting
  5. 5. Pronominal
  6. 6. Possessive
  7. 7. Proper</li></li></ul><li>Descriptive adjective<br />Words that describe a noun or a pronoun<br />Yellow flowers<br />Spacious garden<br />Cardboard box<br />Heavy weights<br />Small animal<br />
  8. 8. LIMITING ADJECTIVE<br />Also called ARTICLES<br />A, AN, THE<br />The book<br />A book<br />An orange<br />Numerals are also limiting adjectives<br />One book<br />Third prize<br />Seventh place<br />
  9. 9. PRONOMINAL ADJECTIVE<br />Pronouns that modify a noun<br />Which, what, whatever, whatsoever, whichever, this<br />This reason<br />Whichbook<br />Whatever reason<br />What mistake <br />
  10. 10. POSSESSIVE ADJECTIVE<br />Pronouns used as adjectives to show ownership<br />My, Your, His, Her, Its, Our, Their<br />Her bracelet<br />Their team<br />His hat<br />
  11. 11. PROPER ADJECTIVE<br />Derived from Proper Nouns<br />Japanesestudents<br />American history<br />Korean film<br />French lessons<br />Mexican food<br />Ritz crackers<br />
  12. 12. PREDICATE ADJECTIVE<br />Not a modifier of a noun <br />Always a complement <br />Tom was successful. <br />Successful is a complement of the subject<br />Successful Tom<br />Successful is the predicate adjective<br />
  13. 13. Comparisons / degrees of adjectives<br />Positive<br />Comparative<br />Superlative<br />
  14. 14. Positive <br />Expresses no comparison<br />Only about one noun.<br />The room was large.<br />The box is brown.<br />The room was long.<br />The bear was fuzzy.<br />
  15. 15. Comparative<br />Compares two persons or things.<br />Tom is happier after lunch.<br />He is the taller of the two boys.<br />Some oranges are more delicious during the winter months. <br />I was less excited about the barbeque than Jenny.<br />
  16. 16. Superlative <br />When more than two persons or things are compared.<br />This is the warmest room in the house.<br />Gloria is the most beautiful girl in the world.<br />
  17. 17. SUMMARY<br />POSITIVE = Good, Bad, Less, Many<br />COMPARATIVE = Better, Worse, Lesser, More<br />SUPERLATIVE = Best, Worst, Least, Most<br />

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