Writers Choice Chapter 12

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Adjective
is a word that modifies, or describes, a noun or a pronoun
1 They live in a BEAUTIFUL house.
2 Lisa is wearing a SLEEVELESS shirt today.This soup is not EDIBLE.
3 She wore a BEAUTIFUL dress.
4 He writes MEANINGLESS letters.
5 This shop is much NICER.
6 She wore a beautiful dress.
7 Ben is an ADORABLE baby.
8 Linda's hair is GORGEOUS.
9 This glass is BREAKABLE.
10 I met a HOMELESS person in NY.
Predicate Adjective
is an adjective that follows a linking verb and modifies the subject of the sentence.
1 Children grow OLDER every day.
2 The baby remains HAPPY during her bath.
3 Her lasagna smells SCRUMPTIOUS.
4 Andy's sports car is ITALIAN.
5 Bosses can be DEMANDING.
6 His horses appear WELL GROOMED.
6 Mount Rushmore looks AMAZING.
8 He seems AFRAID of the dog.
9 All the kittens are ASLEEP.
10 His assignment proves DIFFICULT for him.
proper adjectives
are formed from proper nouns. A proper adjective always begins with a capital letter
comparative form
of an adjective compares two things, groups, or people.
superlative form
of an adjective compares more than two things, groups, or people.
demonstrative adjectives
THAT bridge is unusual.
Look at THIS cathedral.
THOSE windows are enormous.
who designed THESE homes?
demonstrative pronouns
THAT is an unusual stadium.
THIS is a glass dome.
THOSE are enormous windows.
how did the workers construct THESE?
adverb
is a word that modifies, or describes, a verb, an adjective, or another adverb.
intensifier
an adverb that emphasizes or intensifies an adjective or adverb.

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