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Adjectives

An adjective modifies a noun or


a pronoun. It answers the
questions, What kind? Which
one(s)? How many? How much?

Adjectives
Identify the adjective:
Carrie read an interesting story.

Adjectives
Identify the adjective:
Carrie read an interesting story.
(What kind of story?)

Adjectives
Identify the adjective:
Carrie read an interesting story.
(What kind of story?)

Adjectives
Identify the adjective:
The recent article has that
information.

Adjectives
Identify the adjective:
The recent article has that
information.
(Which article? Which
information?)

Adjectives
Identify the adjective:
The recent article has that
information.
(Which article? Which
information?)

Adjectives
Identify the adjective:
Kent owns those surfboards.

Adjectives
Identify the adjective:
Kent owns those surfboards.
(Which boards?)

Adjectives
Identify the adjective:
Kent owns those surfboards.
(Which boards?)

Adjectives
Identify the adjective:
Wendy paid fifty dollars for the
jacket.

Adjectives
Identify the adjective:
Wendy paid fifty dollars for the
jacket.
(How many dollars?)

Adjectives
Identify the adjective:
Wendy paid fifty dollars for the
jacket.
(How many dollars?)

Adjectives
Identify the adjective:
Much space was devoted to her
artwork.

Adjectives
Identify the adjective:
Much space was devoted to her
artwork.
(How much space? Which
artwork?)

Adjectives
Identify the adjective:
Much space was devoted to her
artwork.
(How much space? Which
artwork?)

Adjectives
An adjective can come before or
after the noun or pronoun that it
describes.

Adjectives
Identify the adjective(s):
Older cards are found on the
table.

Adjectives
Identify the adjective(s):
Older cards are found on the
table.
(Which cards?)

Adjectives
Identify the adjective(s):
Older cards are found on the
table.
(Which cards?)

Adjectives
Identify the adjective(s):
Tall players and intelligent
coaches were interviewed by the
interested reporter.

Adjectives
Identify the adjective(s):
Tall players and intelligent coaches
were interviewed by the interested
reporter. (Which players? Which
coaches? Which reporter?)

Adjectives
Identify the adjective(s):
Tall players and intelligent coaches
were interviewed by the interested
reporter. (Which players? Which
coaches? Which reporter?)

Adjectives
Identify the adjective(s):
Tired and hungry, the campers
reached the lodge.

Adjectives
Identify the adjective(s):
Tired and hungry, the campers
reached the lodge. (What kind of
campers?)

Adjectives
Identify the adjective(s):
Tired and hungry, the campers
reached the lodge. (What kind of
campers?)

Adjectives
Identify the adjective(s):
The campers, tired and hungry,
reached the lodge.

Adjectives
Identify the adjective(s):
The campers, tired and hungry,
reached the lodge. (What kind of
campers?)

Adjectives
Identify the adjective(s):
The campers, tired and hungry,
reached the lodge. (What kind of
campers?)

Adjectives
Types of adjectives:
A proper adjective is formed from
a proper noun.
Italian bread Herculean strength
Midas touch Canadian sunset

Adjectives
The words a, an, and the are the
most common adjectives (called
articles).

Adjectives
When is a word a noun? When is it an
adjective?

Adjectives
When is a word a noun? When is it an
adjective?

The magazine article applauded


the students efforts in the
charity drive.

Adjectives
When is a word a noun? When is it an
adjective?

The magazine article applauded the


students efforts in the charity drive.
Magazine is an adjective that describes
which article.

Adjectives
When is a word a noun? When is it an
adjective?

The article about the students


efforts in the charity drive was in
the magazine.

Adjectives
When is a word a noun? When is it an adjective?

The article about the students efforts in


the charity drive was in the magazine.
Here magazine is a noun since it is the
name of a thing and does not describe
anything.

Adjectives
When is a word a noun? When is it an
adjective?

We celebrated Thanksgiving.

Adjectives
When is a word a noun? When is it an
adjective?

We celebrated Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving is the name of the
holiday.

Adjectives
When is a word a noun? When is it an
adjective?

Our Thanksgiving celebration


was fun.

Adjectives
When is a word a noun? When is it an adjective?

Our Thanksgiving celebration was


fun.
Thanksgiving is an adjective
describing which celebration.

Adjectives
When is a word a pronoun? When is it an
adjective?

Adjectives
When is a word a pronoun? When is it an
adjective?

Demonstrative, interrogative,
and indefinite pronouns can all
be used as adjectives.

Adjectives
When is a word a noun? When is it an
adjective?

This problem is difficult.

Adjectives
When is a word a noun? When is it an
adjective?

This problem is difficult.


This is an adjective since it answers
the question, which problem?

Adjectives
When is a word a noun? When is it an
adjective?

This is difficult.

Adjectives
When is a word a noun? When is it an adjective?

This is difficult.
This is a pronoun since it takes the
place of a noun and does not modify
a noun or pronoun.

Adjectives
When is a word a noun? When is it an
adjective?

Some are funny.

Adjectives
When is a word a noun? When is it an
adjective?

Some are funny.


Some is a pronoun that takes
the place of a noun.

Adjectives
When is a word a noun? When is it an
adjective?

Some people are funny.

Adjectives
When is a word a noun? When is it an
adjective?

Some people are funny.


Some is an adjective since it
answers the question, which people?

Coordinate Adjectives
Coordinate adjectives modify nouns
equally. They are separated by
commas.

Coordinate Adjectives
Coordinate adjectives modify nouns
equally. They are separated by
commas.
The bald, angry emu nibbled on the
kitten.

Coordinate Adjectives
To determine whether adjectives are
coordinate, reverse their order or put the
word and between them.
The bald and angry emu nibbled on the
kitten.
The angry, bald emu nibbled on the kitten.

Coordinate Adjectives
Good: My mother bought me a new ceramic
mug.
Bad: My mother bought me a new and ceramic
mug.
Bad: My mother bought me a ceramic new
mug.