Adjectives Modify Nouns.
First, we need to know what nouns are.
Nouns are people, places, things, and
Common nouns are nouns in their regular
forms, like girl, dog, house, belief, etc.
We do not capitalize them.
Proper nouns are the names of things,
people, places, ideas, and even time
frames. We do capitalize them. They
are words like Capitalism, Pilibos
Armenian School, Bengal Tiger.
Pronouns are nouns that stand for
another noun, such as Diana lost
her pen. Her stands for Diana.
Pronouns are used so that we do not
have to keep repeating the noun,
Diana over and over again. Some
pronouns are he, him, they, them,
us, our, you, me, etc..
Common Proper Adjectives
girl Mary happy
city Prague wondrous
chair Chippendale brown
high Hollywood public
school High School
idea Theory of brilliant
Adverbs have three jobs. They modify verbs,
adjectives,and other adverbs. No wonder we
Adverbs that modify a:
Mary walked (quickly, gracefully).
subject verb adverbs
Mary is (very) gentle.
subject verb adverb adjective
Mary walked (very) quickly
subject verb adverb adverb
Do you see how adverbs have three jobs? They modify (give added
information about)verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs.
Notice that qualifiers and quantifiers, such as very, extremely, and
quite are worn-out words. They are over used. Instead of saying that
Mary is extremely generous, say, Mary is magnanimous. One
excellent vocabulary word that describes Mary is much more
powerful that using words that our ears have heard too much and our
eyes have seen over and over again.
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