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Adjectives

Miss Cox's English Class
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Annastasha Morrow

on 4 January 2011

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Transcript of Adjectives

Adjectives What is an Adjective? Binary System Positive Adjectives Comparative Adjectives Superlative Adjectives ProperAdjectives Articles A word typically serving as a modifier of a noun to denote a quality of the thing named, to indicate its quality or extent, or to specify a thing as distinct from something else. A word that describes a noun or a pronoun Adjectives can come before a noun or noun phrase Can come after a BE verb It's the simple form of the adjective without expressing increase or diminution of the original quality. Nice Adjectives expressive of properties or circumstances which cannot be increased have only the positive form a circular road
the chief end
an extreme measure Form of the adjective which expresses increase or diminution of the quality. Older then
More expensive
Bigger then
Taller then Adjectives are compared in either two ways; Adding "er" to the positive to form the comparative and adding "est" to the positive to form the superlative.
*Except for Irregular Adjectives* Bad becomes worse
Good becomes better or best Definite Indefinite used to compare at least 3 things or 3 groups of things adjective that shows which thing has that quality above or below the others Question to help memorize adjectives:
Which one?
What kind?
How many?
Whose? indefinite articles ,“a”, and “an”
are also considered adjectives
because they do not describe
specific people, places, or
things. examples:
brightest
lowest
bluer
happier
Derived from proper nouns that refer to specific things, places, or people Examples:
American
Canadian
German
Mexican
Georgian
Victorian The Chinese dumplings are the best on the menu.

German chocolate cake is very rich in flavor and texture. "the" is a definite article, because it
refers to a defined, single noun An adjective is always paired with a noun or pronoun because this is what it describes
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