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Adjectives & Adverbs

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Chalotte Langgaard

on 18 March 2012

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Adjectives & Adverbs How to define them Adjectives Adverbs We often need to give more information about a noun, about its qualities or characteristics. So, to modify nouns and pronouns we use adjectives. Such as... When the adjective is placed before the noun
it's in attributive position
an old man
the blue skies
a tall building When the adjective is placed
after a verb it's in predicative position.
she's kind
it's becomming easy to find nice clothes. Comparatives or Superlatives Africa is hotter than Greece
This year's homework is more difficult
This pillow is softer than that one
She's the best in the class
Blixen is the greatest Danish storyteller ever
London is the most expensive city in the world to live in Irregularly made comparatives and superlatives
good - better - the best bad - worse - the worst Special adjectival endings friend - friendly
sun - sunny
use - useful/less
They can be used as
exclamations: Marvellous! Adjectives and Adverbs
1.Some feel the answers are out there in the vast cosmos of space, waiting.

2. Maybe the answers lie within us.

3. In the book of life, the answers aren’t in the back.
(Charlie Brown)

4. We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star.
(S. Hawkins)

5. He spoke very intelligently.

6. Poor you.

7. She moved quite slowly down the aisle.

8. The family living next door was very neighborly.

9. She worked less confidently after her surgery.
10. He spoke sharp, quick, and to the point.
11. She finished the exam first.
12. He drives 80 kilometers every day.
13. She is rich, but he is richer.
14. Anyone is capable.
15. The Canadian woman and the French man were
16. He is popular, respected and good looking student.
Quiz Quiz Trade - Cooperative Learning Activity
Each student recieves a piece of paper
with a sentence.

Find a partner by raising your slip of paper in the air.

Read your sentence and identify either the adjectives or the adverbs.

Explain to your partner why and how you came to your conclusion.

Your partner does the same.

When both parties are finished, you trade your slips of paper and find a new partner.
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