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Commas with Hierarchical Adjectives

Hierarchical Adjectives with Commas

Commas with Hierarchical Adjectives

Commas with Hierarchical Adjectives           

Play the quick video lesson HERE and click the upper left back arrow to return to this lesson.            

Common Core Language Standard 2

Hierarchy has to do with ranking of different levels or degrees. Recognizing hierarchical adjectives helps us know how to punctuate properly.

Today’s mechanics lesson is on using commas with hierarchical adjectives. Remember that an adjective modifies a noun or pronoun and answers Which one? How many? or What kind?

Now let’s read the mechanics lesson and study the examples.

Hierarchical adjectives build upon each other with different levels or degrees to modify the same noun. Hierarchical adjectives are not separated by commas. If the adjectives make no sense when placing the word and between them or reversing their order, the adjectives are hierarchical. Examples: Let’s order a hot thick-crust sausage pizza.

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

Practice: The traditional classroom reading tests do not always lead to the best, educational, placements.

Let’s check the Practice Answers.

Mechanics Practice Answers: The traditional classroom reading tests do not always lead to the best educational placements.

Now let’s apply what we have learned. 

Writing Application: Write your own sentence using hierarchical adjectives.


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