Wow! Thanks for all the replies on week 1! Ready for Week 2 of the Grammar Guide? This week is Back to Basics: Adjectives
An adjective modifies a noun or pronoun to give more information about a person, place, or thing.
Adjectives answer such things as: which one? what kind? how many?
There are few different kinds of adjectives:
- Can be definite or indefinite and they point out or refer to a person, place, or thing
Definite article: the
- Example : the book
Indefinite article: a, an
- Example: a book
- Emphasizes the importance of the person, place, or thing (always followed by the noun/pronoun)
- Examples: this, that, these, those
- Used to describe a group including an unknown number
- Examples: many, less, neither, some
- Describes who has or owns something
- Examples: my, your, his, her, its, our, their
- Begins a question ❓
- Examples: what, which, whose
- Formed from a proper noun and requires a capital letter
- Examples: French pastries, Mexican tacos, Japanese animation
And there you have it! Next week we jump into the active world of verbs. Let us know what you think below and if you want to play around with the home game, give an adjective that isn't used often.
- Kern, Jara. (2020). The Infographic Guide to Grammar. Adams Media
- Venolia, Jan. (2001). Write Right! (4th ed.). Ten Speed Press