Adjectives: describe nouns, modify them, tell what type, which one, how many Ex: The brown house is over there. Ex: She is smart and silly. Ex: They are interesting people. *Unexpected adjectives: the, this, these, those, that, a, an, some, one, two, three (numbers), more, his, her (possessives), all, colors, their, our, etc. Ex: The paper is sitting on the desk. Ex: I can’t believe that these cats are for sale. Ex: Do you want to play with those darts on this board or that? Ex: Will you buy the red car or the blue? *Sometimes you will have multiple adjectives all in a row: Ex: The dirty team players need showers. Ex: The student sometimes goes to the expensive shopping mall and buys some sports equipment. Ex: I want to buy two blue shirts. Ex: I will buy one Pepsi. / I will buy one. Ex: The boy wants those and he likes these. Ex: Sally likes that boy. She likes him. Ex: The bird likes his house. The bird likes his. Adverbs: describe/modify verbs, answer these questions: when, why, how, how often, how much, where *Not all adverbs start end w/ “-ly” AND not all “-ly” ending words are adverbs. Ex: She is a lovely girl. (lovely = adj) Ex: She silently slept. (silently = adv.) Ex: He took his dog on a quiet run through the park. (no adverbs here, just adj.) P-place He parked the car there. M-manner He parked it slowly. F-frequency He parked it everyday. T-time He parked it Sunday. R-reason He parked it to avoid a ticket. (adv phrase) I-intensity He parked it very slowly.
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