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- describes a noun or a pronoun
- answers the following questions:
- 1.) What kind?
- 2.) How many?
- 3.) Which one?
- are a kind of adjective
- examples ... a, an, the
are formed from a proper noun and are always capitilized
can be any adjective that is not proper
- point out particular nouns
- examples ...this, that, these, those
- when a noun does not follow this, that, these, or those, these words are pronouns
adjectives that are made up of two or more words and are sometimes hyphenated
- gives approximate, or indefinate information, does not tell exactly how much or how many
- examples ... any, few, many, most
follow a linking verb and describe the subject
describe nouns or pronouns without comparing it to anyone or anything else
- compare two persons, places, things, or ideas
- examples ... faster, more impressive
- compare three or more persons, places, things, or ideas
- examples ... fastest, most impressive
- use completely different words to express comparison
- examples ...
- 1.) good, better, best
- 2.) many, more, most
- 3.) bad, worse, worst
- 4.) little, less, least
adverbs of time
tell when, how often, and how long
adverbs of place
tell where, to where, or from where
adverbs of manner
often end in ly, and tell how something is done
tell how much or how little
words that modify or describe verbs, adjectives, or other adverbs
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.