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Adjectives and Adverbs

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Rachael McCarty

on 20 September 2012

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Adjectives and Adverbs Sentence Basics: What kind? Adjectives Which one? How many? How much? Modify or limit the meanings of nouns or pronouns this person
that person
these people A, An, and The Kinds of Adjectives: Articles kind person
sincere person
talkative person numerous people
one person
several people less power
more accuracy
some contact Where? Adverbs Defines the degree of an adjective or another adverb. Intensifiers always precede the adjectives or adverbs they are modifying. Kinds of Adverbs: Intensifiers Modify verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs When? How? To What Extent? The person threw the ball outside. The ball barely went over the fence. He will throw the ball soon. The person throws the ball well. In order to transform adjectives into adverbs and vice versa, change the question that the word answers Adjectives Adverbs Beautiful Beautifully Squeaky Squeakily Fashionable Fashionably Can you identify the adjectives and adverbs in the following sentences? Practice 1) Afterward, when the young, American couple visited the colorful country of Costa Rica, they excitedly signed up for many outdoor activities. 2) The dramatic student clenched her jaw furiously and swore honestly that she would defeat her only competitor for the lead in the school play. 3) Frequently, the anxious student visited his mailbox only to find that it was empty and did not contain the positive acceptance letter he'd hoped for for eight long weeks. The person
A person
An adjective Formed from proper nouns and usually end in -n, -an, -ian, -ese, -ish, and -ench Kinds of Adjectives: Proper Adjectives South American
Costa Rican
Irish
Vietnamese
French Follow a linking verb and modify the subject of a sentence Kinds of Adjectives: Predicate Adjectives She was kind and generous. After baseball practice, he is sleepy and hungry. They were quite happy that they had played to the best of their abilities. She was extremely disappointed in her poor showing at the competition. 1) Afterward, when the young, American couple visited the colorful country of Costa Rica, they excitedly signed up for many outdoor activities. 2) The dramatic student clenched her jaw furiously and swore honestly that she would defeat her only competitor for the lead in the school play. 3) Frequently, the anxious student visited his mailbox only to find that it was empty and did not contain the positive acceptance letter he'd quietly hoped for for eight long weeks. Success Center If you have any questions about adjectives and adverbs, please contact us at the Success Center Teamsucceed@columbiasouthern.edu

1-800-977-8449 Ext. 6538 Pretend you're setting up a comedian's joke. "How happy were they?" Instead of a joke, you'll get an INTENSIFIER! good well
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