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Adjectives Vs. Adverbs

Visual review of the the parts of speech: adjectives and adverbs (middle school)
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Katie Mallette

on 13 August 2013

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Transcript of Adjectives Vs. Adverbs

Let's Review!
Adjectives vs. Adverbs
An Adjective modifies, or describes, a noun or pronoun.


An Adverb describes an action verb, adjective, or other adverb.
Specifics
How can I tell if a word is an adverb or an adjective?
Specific Adjectives:
Articles: a, an, the
Proper Adjectives
Comparative
Superlative
Demonstrative
Specific Adverbs:
Intensifiers
Comparative
Superlative
Think about the word being described!
Is the word a person, place, thing, action, or another modifier?
Definitions
What is the adjective?
Review Questions
My father took me to a small club once.


We heard an old man play the saxophone.


His saxophone was golden and shiny.


The music sounded strange and mysterious.


Flurries of rhythmic sound surrounded me.
small -> club
old -> man
golden, shiny -> saxophone
strange, mysterious -> music
rhythmic -> sound
What is the adverb?
Review Questions
We talk excitedly about the movie.


Phoebe quietly disagrees with Diane.


She obviously hated the film.


Funny movies never make her laugh.


I think the movie was incredibly funny.
excitedly
quietly
obviously
never
incredibly
YouTube Video on Adjectives
YouTube Video on Adverbs
The sun beat heavily upon the plants.
Adverb - heavily is describing how the sun beat.
The sunshine was beautiful today.
Adjective - beautiful is describing sunshine.
Great Job!
Test yourself further! Go to the website below to take an online quiz!
http://www.usingenglish.com/quizzes/33.html
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