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					Adjectives answer the following questions about nouns or pronouns: which one, what kind, how many.
The red fire truck lost water pressure. (Which fire truck? The red one.) Easy, right?

                              Pick the adjectives out of the following sentence:

With his symbolic helmet numbered 451 on his stolid head, and his eyes all orange flame with the thought of
what came next, he flicked the igniter and the house jumped up in a gorging fire that burned the evening sky
red and yellow and black.

Some wounded thing, by the evidence a large animal, had thrashed about in the underbrush; the jungle weeds
were crushed down and the moss was lacerated; one patch of weeds was stained crimson. A small, glittering
object not far away caught Rainsford’s eye and he picked it up. It was an empty cartridge.

able, ible      capable of (adjective suffix)              portable able to be carried, legible able to
be read
ac, ic                   like, pertaining to               cardiac pertaining to the heart,
                                                           aquatic pertaining to the water

acious, icious           full of                           audacious full of daring, avaricious full of
                                                            greed

al                       pertaining to                     maniacal insane, portal doorway, logical
                                                           pertaining to logic

ant, ent                           full of                 eloquent pertaining to fluid, effective
                                                           speech, suppliant pleader, verdant green

ary                      like, connected with              dictionary book connected with words,
                                                           honorary



escent                   becoming (adjective suffix)             evanescent tending to vanish
                                                           pubescent arriving at puberty

fic             making, doing (adjective suffix)           terrific arousing great fear


iferous         producing, bearing (adjective suffix)pestiferous carrying disease
                                                    vociferous having a loud voice

il, ile         pertaining to, capable of                  adjective suffix)civil polite
ive             like (adjective suffix)                    quantitative concerned with number or
                                                           volume
oid             resembling, like (adjective suffix)        ovoid like an egg
                                                           anthropoid resembling a human being

ose             full of (adjective suffix)                 verbose full of words


ous             full of (adjective suffix)                 nauseous full of nausea ludicrous foolish
Participles:

    present or past tense verbs

    not part of a verb phrase with a helping verb

    function as an adjective, describing a noun or pronoun


Demonstrative adjectives

    This that these those

    Occur before a noun

    If not followed by a noun, then a pronoun

Adjectives can appear before a noun

    Red death, two girls, black podium

Adjectives can appear after a noun and linking verb in the predicate:
predicate adjectives

    The flower smells good.

Prepositional phrases can function as adjectives in sentences.

    The flower by the stairs is wilting.
       o by the stairs tells which flower
    The horse with the white blaze is beautiful.
       o with a white blaze tells which horse

				
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