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Adjectives and Adverbs

English 5
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Jessica Lethin

on 9 September 2016

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Transcript of Adjectives and Adverbs

Using
Adjectives
and
Adverbs
correctly
modifiers.
Adjectives and adverbs are two parts of speech that modify other words.
They are called
Adjectives
modify
nouns and pronouns.
modify
verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs.
Adverbs
What kind?
How many?
Which one?
Whose?
When?
how?
Where?
To what extent?
Modifiers have
for comparison.
forms
positive
comparative
superlative
Use the form to describe only one thing or action.
Use the
form to compare two things or actions.
Use the
form to compare three or more things or actions.
Do not use or
with a modifier
that ends in "-er" or "-est."
more
most
a car
green
the musketeers
three
big
the mountain
Sarah's
house
He runs
everywhere
a tall man
very
they sang
she lies
he's late
never
always
Do you want to go
somewhere?
horribly
pronoun = instead of noun
The beautiful girl.
A nice drive.
She was even more beautiful than her sister.
At least it was a nicer drive than the one they'd had yesterday.
She was the most beautiful girl he'd ever seen in his life.
It was the nicest drive they'd taken in a long time.
Adjectives and adverb modifies the sentence by adding information and descriptions
mountain
that
the reward was
there were of sailers in town
substantial
plenty
Adverbs are often created by adding -ly to an adjective
beautiful - beautifully
nice - nicely
However some adverbs have the same form as adjectives
What happens with the meaning when we add -ly to hard?
example: hard; fast; late
To sum up:
Adjectives and adverbs add description and detail.
Adjectives answer questions such as what kind? how many? whose? or which one?
Adverbs answers questions such as how? when? where? or to what extent?
thereby making a text more interesting to read
happy - happily
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