Adjectives_and_Adverbs

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Adjectives and Adverbs
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spices of life
sprinkles on the vanilla
cone
accessories of fashion
flowers and shrubs
bells and whistles
Adjectives
 Adjectives modify
nouns or pronouns
 Adjectives answer:
– What kind?
 Warm afternoon
– Which one?
 This beach
– How many?
 Several sea gulls
– How much?
 No clouds
Adjectives modify nouns and
pronouns
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Colorful design
Bright colors
Blaring music
Muddy cleats
Starry night
Glowing candle
She sounds excited.
They feel energized.
Everyone seems happy.
This is awesome.
More about Adjectives
• Location
– May come before
or after the noun:
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The red and green crayons
– The crayons, red and green,
– May follow a linking
verb
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The crayons are red and green.
• Using Articles
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The (definite article)
A, An (indefinite article)
– Use A before a
consonant sound
(a crayon)
– Use AN before a
vowel sound
(an orange)
Kinds of Adjectives
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Nouns used as adjectives
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Proper adjectives
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My hero
Demonstrative adjectives
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Lifetime performance
Pronouns used as adjectives
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Broadway show
Compound adjectives
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Dance studio
These actors
Interrogative adjectives
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Which stage
Kinds of Adjectives
Articles
Possessive
Demonstrative
Interrogative
a
my
this
whose
an
your
that
what
the
his
these
which
her
those
its
our, their
Adverbs
• Modify verbs
• Most end in -ly
• Answer questions
• Where? ..sparkle nearby
• When? …sparkle daily
• In what way?..sparkle
brightly
• To what extent?..really
sparkle
• Modify adjectives
• To what extent?
• Very bright
fireworks
• Modify other
adverbs
• To what extent?
• Sparkle very
brightly
Adverbs known as intensifiers:
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Very
Hardly
Barely
Scarcely
Hardly
Really
Pretty
Almost
Only
Too
So
Rather
Extremely
Adjective or Adverb?
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Some fruit trees bloom earlier than others.
Usually, the blossoms do not last long.
Sharing the fruit from one’s trees is a neighborly gesture.
In autumn, it seems that the leaves of our oak tree fall last.
Squirrels act fast to collect and store acorns.
The Japanese maple is slow to shed its leaves.
Its branches spread wide, shading a large area.
Another tree with wide branches is the elm.
The long branches of the willow tree dip close to the water.
The seeds of many trees are carried far away by winds.