Adjectives and Adverbs
9th grade English
• A word that describes a noun or pronoun
– Examples: shiny toaster, friendly neighbor,
horrible accident, green bird, that book
• All of these words describe the nouns that
Articles and other random
• Articles are the adjectives a, an, the.
• Possessive pronouns, such as my and our
can be considered adjectives because they
• A proper adjective is formed from a proper
noun and begins with a capital letter.
– Examples: a Spanish writer, the Korean
• A word that modifies a verb, an adjective,
or another adverb by making its meaning
• Adverbs modify by answering the questions
when? where? how? and to what degree?
Examples of Adverbs
• We left early for the soccer game. (The adverb early
modifies the verb left by answering the question
• Janine waited there for the bus. (The adverb there
modifies the verb waited by answering the question
• The nurse quietly shut the door of the hospital room.
(The adverb quietly modifies the verb shut by
answering the question how?)
• Very few things in life are completely perfect. (The
adverb completely modifies the adjective perfect by
answering the question to what degree?)
• Complete workbook pages 61-62
(adjectives) and 63-66 (adverbs). You do
not have to complete the “Writing Link.”
Use your notes to help you!