Describing other words
They describe other words. They describe nouns or pronouns.
Adjectives answer the question What kind? Which one? Or How many?
The small girl has a big Last month we went One hour from now will
cat. fishing. be lunch.
Mike drives a big black Next year I will be a Four girls walked into
bike. sophomore. class.
He has long brown hair. That classroom is small. I asked several times for
The words this, that, these, and those are adjectives
when they come right before a noun.
Throw those socks away. (adjective, telling which ones)
If the take the place of a noun, they are
Throw those away. (demonstrative pronoun)
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The words one, many and several can be used as either
indefinite pronouns or adjectives.
If such a word comes right before a noun, it is an adjective.
One touchdown may be enough to win. (adjective, telling how many)
If it takes the place of a noun, it is a pronoun.
One may be enough to win. (indefinite pronoun)
They are always capitalized.
The tall boy has a English bulldog.
The Easter egg is very big.
Page #: Practice:
Which word is an adjective.
1. The small girl has a big cat.
2. Last month we went fishing.
3. One hour from now will be lunch.
4. Mike drives a big black bike.
5. That classroom is small.
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6. I asked several times for directions.
7. Throw those socks away.
8. Throw those away.
9. One touchdown may be enough to win.
10. One may be enough to win.
E.C. Write the correct indefinite article next to the following words: