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2012-05-02 14:50:24
Adjectives Adverbs

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  1. adjective
    • describes a noun or a pronoun
    • answers the following questions:
    • 1.) What kind?
    • 2.) How many?
    • 3.) Which one?
  2. articles
    • are a kind of adjective
    • examples ... a, an, the
  3. proper adjectives
    are formed from a proper noun and are always capitilized
  4. common adjectives
    can be any adjective that is not proper
  5. demonstrative adjectives
    • point out particular nouns
    • examples ...this, that, these, those
    • when a noun does not follow this, that, these, or those, these words are pronouns
  6. compound adjectives
    adjectives that are made up of two or more words and are sometimes hyphenated
  7. indefinate adjectives
    • gives approximate, or indefinate information, does not tell exactly how much or how many
    • examples ... any, few, many, most
  8. predicate adjectives
    follow a linking verb and describe the subject
  9. positive adjectives
    describe nouns or pronouns without comparing it to anyone or anything else
  10. comparative adjectives
    • compare two persons, places, things, or ideas
    • examples ... faster, more impressive
  11. superlative adjectives
    • compare three or more persons, places, things, or ideas
    • examples ... fastest, most impressive
  12. irregular forms
    • use completely different words to express comparison
    • examples ...
    • 1.) good, better, best
    • 2.) many, more, most
    • 3.) bad, worse, worst
    • 4.) little, less, least
  13. adverbs of time
    tell when, how often, and how long
  14. adverbs of place
    tell where, to where, or from where
  15. adverbs of manner
    often end in ly, and tell how something is done
  16. adverbs degree
    tell how much or how little
  17. adverbs
    words that modify or describe verbs, adjectives, or other adverbs
  18. conjunctive adjectives
    can be used as a conjunction and shows a connection between two independent clauses. Normally appear after a semi colon in a compound sentence. Can sometimes be found at the beginning or end of a sentence.