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Contents www.themegallery.com What are Adjectives? 1 When can we Use them? 2 Adjectives Diagram 3 More Explanations 4 5 Activities
What is an Adjective??? <ul><ul><li>In grammar, an adjective is a word whose main syntactic role is to modify a noun or pronoun, giving more information about the noun or pronoun's referent </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reference: Wikipedia </li></ul></ul>www.themegallery.com
When can we use them? www.themegallery.com TO EXPLAIN the characteristics of a noun (a name, a place or a thing) in just one word. Different Situations TO SAVE TIME of self and others & express stuff in a short and precise manner.
More Explanation www.themegallery.com You can emphasize your feelings about something that you mention by using emphasizing adjectives : EXAMPLES *pure bliss… a raving lunatic… *a complete idiot… the very thing… *absolute rubbish… …at the very beginning/end of … *in utter despair… in entire agreement with… *a total failure… outright best-seller… *a perfect success… a positive delight to… *a crashing bore… true/genuine pleasure to…
More Explanation www.themegallery.com Attributive and predicative adjectives: Most adjectives can be used both attributively (in front of the noun) and predicatively (after the verb BE, SEEM, LOOK etc). e.g. She has read an interesting story. The story is interesting . But there are some adjectives that can be used only in one way.
More Explanation www.themegallery.com <ul><li>Position of adjectives: </li></ul><ul><li>before a noun: </li></ul><ul><li>young woman. </li></ul><ul><li>2. after the verb BE, BECOME, SEEM, STAY: </li></ul><ul><li>Your ideas are interesting. </li></ul><ul><li>Books are becoming expensive. </li></ul><ul><li>She looks happy. </li></ul><ul><li>The weather wills stay dry. </li></ul><ul><li>3. with some verbs after the object: </li></ul><ul><li>My sister keeps her room tidy. </li></ul>
More Explanation www.themegallery.com Order of adjectives placed before a noun: DETERMINER OPINION SIZE SHAPE AGE COLOR ORIGIN MATERIAL PURPOSE/ TYPE NOUN at/the/two nice Big round Old Blue French Glass fruit bowl
More Explanation www.themegallery.com IRREGULAR FORMS OF ADJECTIVES: Good -better-best Bad -worse-worst Little -less-least Far -farther-farthest Ill -worse-worst Much -more-most Further -furthest Old -elder-eldest Many -more-most
Practice Time!!! www.themegallery.com Indication Select the correct picture, matching it with the given adjective in the left side. 1-Warm 2-Strong
Practice Time!!! www.themegallery.com 3-Slow 4-Sleepy 5- Weak
Practice Time!!! www.themegallery.com 6-Rich 7-Poor 8-Painful
Practice Time!!! www.themegallery.com 9-Old 10- Evil
Results www.themegallery.com 10/9- Great 8/7-Good Try 6/5-Try Harder 5/less- Make a HUGE EFFORT