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Three Types of Adjectives



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Common Core Language Standard 1

All adjectives are not alike. They are formed in many ways and can appear in all parts of the sentence. The most important tip to remember with adjectives is that they don’t stand on their own. They have to “talk about” a noun or a pronoun.

Today’s grammar and usage lesson is on adjectives. Remember that an adjective modifies a noun or a pronoun.

Now let’s read the grammar and usage lesson and study the examples.

An adjective modifies a noun or pronoun and answers Which one? How many? or What kind? When using more than one adjective to modify the same noun or pronoun in a sentence, follow this order of adjectival functions: Which One-How Many-What Kind. Examples: these (Which one?) two How many? handsome (What kind?) men

Place adjectives before nouns, even when they are compound adjectives. A compound adjective joins two or more adjectives with a hyphen (-) to modify a single noun or pronoun. Don’t use a hyphen if you can use the word and between the two adjectives.Examples:world-famous hot dogs; warm, comfortable coat (warm and comfortable)

Now circle or highlight what is right and revise what is wrong according to grammar and usage lesson.

Practice: Just three students went to horrible and boring the party weekend last.

Let’s check the Practice Answers.

Grammar and Usage Practice Answers: Just three students went to the horrible and boring party last weekend.

Now let’s apply what we have learned. 

Writing Application: Write your own sentence using a Which One adjective and a What Kind compound adjective.


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