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  1. 1. Adjectives Helping Writing Your Story Using Descriptive Words
  2. 2. Adjectives <ul><li>Words that describe or modify another person or thing in the sentence. </li></ul><ul><li>The articles — a, an , and the — are adjectives. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The tall professor. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The lugubrious lieutenant. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A solid commitment. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A month's pay. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A six-year-old child. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Adjective Clause <ul><li>A group of words containing a subject and verb that acts as an adjective. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>My sister, who is much older than I am , is an engineer. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Adjective Phrase <ul><li>If an adjective clause is stripped of its subject and verb,this is the resulting modifier. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>He is the man keeping my family in the poorhouse. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. BEWARE! <ul><li>Adjectives are frail; Don't ask them to do more work than they should. </li></ul><ul><li>Be particularly cautious in your use of adjectives that don't have much to say in the first place: interesting, beautiful, lovely, exciting . It is your job as a writer to create beauty and excitement and interest, and when you simply insist on its presence without showing it to your reader — well, you're convincing no one. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Comparative and Superlative <ul><li>We use the comparative for comparing two things and the superlative for comparing three or more things. </li></ul><ul><li>The inflected suffixes -er and -est suffice to form most comparatives and superlatives, although we need -ier and -iest when a two-syllable adjective ends in y (happier and happiest); </li></ul>
  7. 7. Positive Comparative Superlative rich richer richest lovely lovelier loveliest beautiful more beautiful most beautiful
  8. 8. Character Exercise <ul><li>You will be given a character map and a fantasy character </li></ul><ul><li>Fill in the map using adjective phrases, clauses and comparative and superlative adjectives </li></ul><ul><li>This will help you in beginning to develop your short story! </li></ul>