An Adjective provides information about the… of a noun or pronoun.
An adjective is a word that modifies, or describes, anounor pronoun. • Most adjectives come BEFORE the nouns they modify. • Adjectives help you see, feel, taste, hear, and smell all the experiences you read about.
“Sound” Adjectives Listen to the sound and write a sentence using appropriate adjectives. Highlight your adjectives. 1. 2. 3.
Articles • The most commonly used adjectives are the Articles a, an, & the. • A and an are used with singular nouns. Use abefore a consonant; use an before a vowel.
A Predicate Adjective is an adjective that follows a linking verb and modifies the subject of the sentence. The building is decorated. Some architects are skillful and creative. A volcanic eruption is violent.
How do I find Predicate Adjectives? 1. Determine whether the sentence’s verb is a linking verb. • If it is, look for an adjective that follows it and answers the question: Which one? What kind? Or How many?
Common Linking Verbs • Forms of be: be, is, am, are, was, were, been, being • Verbs that express condition: appear, become, feel, grow, look, seem, smell, sound, remain, taste
Predicate Adjectives Write a sentence using 1 of these “condition” linking verbs and a predicate adjective. appear, become, feel, grow, look, seem, smell, sound, remain, taste Example: The lava looks thick. Lava becomeshard when it cools.
Practice Now, you try. 1. Grammar Book p. 124 Practice & Apply (1-10) (Just write the adjective, NOT the noun or pronoun.) 2. Grammar Book p. 126 Practice & Apply (1-10)
p. 124 Answers • American • dirty; ugly; much • national ; attractive • great • Sixteen • green ; beautiful • Egyptian • Other ; colorful • African ; • Many
p. 126 Answers 1. Inactive ; Mount St. Helens 2. dangerous ; volcano 3. responsible ; eruptions 4. thunderous ; blasts 5. smoky ; air 6. dark ; sky 7. hot ; pumice 8. flat ; forests 9. deadly ; mudslides 10. destructive ; eruptions