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Transcript of Adjectives &
What is an ADJECTIVE ?
An adjective is a word that modifies
a noun or pronoun.
There are 2 kinds of adjectives
One is proper adjectives
The other is predicate adjectives
Proper Adjectives are:
Formed from a proper noun.
The proper adjectives are always capitalized.
An adjective in the predicate that modifies the subject is a predicate adjective
What is an Article
An article is a word that is used with a noun to indicate the type of reference being made by the noun. An article is usually considered to be a type of adjective.
& Why do we use them?
Where do articles fit?
Articles fit in front of the noun to specify grammatical definition of the noun
There are two types of Articles
Definite & indefinite articles.
When and how do we use them?
Definite article which is THE, it is
used to define a specific thing or person.
Indefinite articles which are A or An, they are used to refer to no particular thing or person,
Ex: a fox
the red ball
A is only used before words beginning without a vowel.
An is used before words beginning with a vowel sound.
Where do adjectives fit in a sentence?
Adjectives are usually in front of a noun, between an article (a, an, the), a possessive adjective (my, his, her, its, your, our, their), a demonstrative (this, that, these, those) or an amount (some, most, all, a few).
If there is more than one adjective in a sentence, there is an order of adjectives that English speakers normally follow. The table beside shows how the order of adjectives is usually presented; however, there are exceptions and different combinations depending on the situation.
usually follows this order:
How to use adjectives?
Adjectives describes nouns, here are two main types of sentences used with adjectives
Subject + To be + Adjective
Subject + Verb + Adjective + Noun
When + Why do we use adjectives?
Writers use adjectives because they want to express their thoughts more clearly. So if you want to get the readers' attention and help the reader to picture what is being written about then you would use adjectives.
The jagged pieces of gleaming ice fell into the cold, blue water.
Can you picture the image when you read ?
The grassy field was wet with dew. – “Grassy” comes between an article (the) and a noun (field), so you know it’s an adjective.
These are my old trophies. – “Old” comes between a possessive adjective (my) and a noun (trophies), making it an adjective.
We had a few ordinary days. – “Ordinary” comes between an amount (a few) and a noun (days), so it’s definitely an adjective.
Did you see that immaculate kitchen? – “Immaculate” comes between a demonstrative (that) and a noun (kitchen), so it must be an adjective.