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Adjectives

An adjective modifies a noun or a pronoun. 
Adjectives tell what kind, which one, how many, or how much about a noun or pronoun. 

WHAT KIND     mountainous landscape 
WHICH ONE     last chance 
HOW MANY     three minutes 
HOW MUCH     enough equipment 

Predicate adjectives describe the subject of the sentence and appear in the predicate. 

EXAMPLE 
  • The travelers felt weary and uncomfortable. [The adjectives weary and uncomfortable appear in the predicate. Both adjectives describe travelers.]

Articles

Articles


A, an, and the, called articles, are the most frequently used adjectives. A and an refer to any member of a general group and are called indefinite articles. The is the definite article because it refers to a specific person, place, thing, or idea.

EXAMPLE 
  • An owl landed on the tree branch. [An refers to a member of a general group, owl. The refers to a specific thing, branch.]

Proper Adjectives

Proper Adjectives


A proper adjective is an adjective that is formed from a proper noun.

PROPER NOUN 
  • Look at this satellite photograph of the United States. [United States is a proper noun.] 
PROPER ADJECTIVE 
  • She is going to become a United States citizen. [United States is a proper adjective telling what kind of citizen.]

Adjectives Quiz

Adjectives Quiz


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