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Adjectives are words that are used to help describe or give description to people, places, and things. These descriptive words can help give information about size, shape, age, color, origin, material, purpose, feelings, condition, and personality, or texture. Think about how you would describe your mother, teacher, best friend, cat, dog, bedroom, or favorite piece of clothing.
You might answer with the following (The bold words are adjectives and the underlined words are the ones being described):
That mother is nice.
The cat is black and white.
This bedroom is big.
Her favorite shirt is red.
Our best friend is fun and loud.
You can see that a few of the previous sentences contain many adjectives. The last sentence has four adjectives. The word “our” is a descriptive word; in fact, it is called a possessive adjective. Possessive adjectives show who or what owns something else. “Our” shows that the friend belongs to us. “Her” shows that the shirt belongs to “her.” The adjectives can also be placed before the noun, or word, they describe.
The red shirt is in the closet.
The nice mother likes to bake cookies every week.
The bed is in the corner of my big bedroom.
The black and white cat walked across the street.
My fun best friend is coming over next week.
Adjectives can also describe how much or how many by using numbers with people, places, or things. There can be five dogs at the park or several people on the playground. You check out fifteen books at the library, or there may be only a few people in your class. .
Make sure that if you use coordinate adjectives, or two or more adjectives paired together, make sure you use commas when you need them. You can find coordinate adjectives by placing the word “and” between them, and if the sentence makes sense with the term “and,” then the adjectives need a comma between them. Look at the following example for help:
The strong, healthy man ran the marathon.
[The strong and healthy man ran the marathon.]
The hungry, brown bat ate the banana.
[The hungry and brown bat ate the banana]
Here are the kinds of adjectives:
Determiners: These give numbers, amounts, and possession (his, hers), and demonstrative words (this coat, that shoe).
Size: big, small, tiny, six-foot-tall
Shape: round, circular, square, cubic
Age: old, young, new
Color: red, yellow, orange, pink, teal, lavender
Material: cotton, leather, stainless steel, glass, plastic
Personality/Condition: alive, famous, happy, silly, calm, gentle, odd, rich
This bundle contains 5 ready-to-use Adjectives worksheets that are perfect to test student knowledge and understanding Adjectives which are words that are used to help describe or give description to people, places, and things.
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