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Adjectives

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mariana gochy

on 14 May 2018

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Transcript of Adjectives

Adjectives
WHAT IS AN
ADJECTIVE?

-able, -ible: comfortable, readable, incredible, invisible

-al, -ial: comical, normal, musical, industrial, presidential

-ful: beautiful, harmful, peaceful, wonderful

-ic: classic, economic, heroic, romantic

-ical: aeronautical, alphabetical, political

-ish: British, childish, Irish, foolish

-ive, -ative: active, alternative, creative, talkative

-less: endless, motionless, priceless, timeless

-eous, -ious, -ous:spontaneous, hideous, ambitious, anxious, dangerous, famous

-y: angry, busy, wealthy, windy
VERY IMPORTANT!
REMEMBER THAT LANGUAGE IS A LIVING ENTITY AND FOR THAT REASON IT CHANGES AND WE CANNOT SAY THAT THERE ARE FLAWLESS RULES.
SIMPLE, AN ANDJECTIVE IS A WORD THAT DESCRIBES A NOUN OR A PRONOUN.
YOU CAN RECOGNIZE AND ADJECTIVE BECAUSE THEY USUALLY HAVE SIMILAR SUFFIXES:
We can form verbs from SHORT adjectives.
We just have to take the adjective and add -en.
Since colors are adjectives, they also can be converted into verbs
Forming verbs fom adjectives
How it works

short + en = shorten
The new verb shorten means to make something shorter.

length + en = lengthen
The new verb lengthen means to increase something in length.
Some examples are: wide widen
deep-deepen
broad-broaden
length-lengthen
height-heighten
Regarding color:
white-whiten
dark-darken
light-lighten
red-redden
bright-brighten

Creating adverbs from adjectives
Adverbs have a strong connection with adjectives. Adjectives and adverbs are usually based on the same word. Adverbs often have the form of an adjective + -ly.
For example: calm-calmly,
beautiful-beautifully.
Adverbs ending in -ly are usually adverbs of manner (slowly) and degree (completely, fairly).
There is a small group of adverbs which end in -ward(s) or -wise. The -ward(s) words can end in either -ward or -wards (inward, inwards).

-wards: inwards, eastwards, upwards, downwards

-wise: clockwise, lengthwise, likewise
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