An Introduction to Adjectives

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An Introduction to Adjectives

  1. 1. An adjective is a word that modifies a noun.
  2. 4. Where can I find an adjective in a sentence? <ul><li>Before the noun </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The blue Mustang is at home. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>After the linking verb </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Casandra’s hair is long. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Before the noun and after the linking verb </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The yellow house is old. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 5. Basic Rules to Remember <ul><li>Use a before the adjective if the adjective begins with a consonant sound. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sonia is a young woman. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use an before the adjective if the adjective begins with a vowel sound. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>She’s an artistic woman. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 6. <ul><li>Adjectives can end in – ing, -ly, -ed. </li></ul><ul><li>It is an interesting place. </li></ul><ul><li>Valerie is lively and friendly . </li></ul><ul><li>Jorge is never bored . </li></ul>
  5. 7. Compound Adjectives <ul><li>Other adjectives contain two or more words. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Jessica is easy-going but short- tempered. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Julio is self-centered. </li></ul></ul>

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