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									 Introduction to
Grammar, continued…
            Adjectives
• Adjectives describe or modify nouns or
  pronouns.
• They tell what the things named by nouns
  and pronouns are like.
• Adjectives can show which or what kind of
  thing you are talking about.
• For examples: the tiny
  one, the awesome one,
  that one, no one.
 Descriptive Adjectives
                        Examples
• Remember: descriptive adjectives add details.
  They answer these questions:
   – What kind?
   – What is it like?
• Examples:
      Long                  Red
      Squishy               Strong
      Hilarious             Rainy
      Round                 Box-shaped
      Faithful              Canadian
      Limiting Adjectives
                         Examples
• Remember: limiting adjectives make nouns and pronouns
  more specific. They answer these questions:
   – Which one?
   – How many?
   – How much?
• Examples:
    This         That         Those       My
    Our          Your         His         Its
    Their        First        Right       Left
    One          Ninety-six   Many        Few
    Both         No           More        Less
    Which        What
 Features of Adjectives
1. Placement
      •   Generally, adjectives go before the nouns they
          describe.
      •   You can also put them after a noun and after a
          linking verb.
  •   Before a noun
          •   My orange kite flies wonderfully.
  •   After a noun
          •   My kite, orange as a pumpkin, flies wonderfully.
  •   After a linking verb
          •   My kite is orange and flies wonderfully.
Features of Adjectives,
                         continued…


2. Endings
    •    Have you noticed words with these endings
         (suffixes)?
         – -able, -ful, -ic, -is, -less, -like, -ons
    •    Add an ending like this to a word root, and what
         do you get?
   Base word                      Ending                   Adjective
                                  (suffix)
  move               +         able                    =   movable
         Using Adjectives
1. Know how to use “less” and “least.”
      • Sometimes a comparison has to do with less of something –
        not more. Then, instead of more or most, you use less or
        least.
2. Know the difference between “fewer” and
  “less.”
      • The adjectives fewer and less mean just about the same thing.
      • However, fewer counts separate items, and less measures the
        amount of substance.
      • Use fewer with plural nouns.
      • Use less with singular nouns
      • Examples:
          – Plural: Which class has fewer students?
          – Singular: Which bread has less sugar?
Practice using adjectives

• Handout:
  Adjectives
• Refer to the
  Handout: SAMPLE
  List of Adjectives

								
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