April 18, 2014

Verbals: Participles

A participle is the form of a verb, but it is NOT a verb. A participle is an adjective. A participle ends in "ing" or "ed" or "en." [In the following examples, the participle is bold and the verb is underlined.] As the colonies became a … [Read more...]

Adjectives: The basics

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Adjectives are one of the eight parts of speech. Just as a reminder, the others are the verb, the noun, the pronoun, the adverb, the preposition, the conjunction, and the interjection. The primary purpose of an adjective is to modify a noun. They … [Read more...]

Types of Adjectives

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DESCRIPTIVE ADJECTIVE: These types of adjectives add detail or description to the noun. For examples and explanations, read about them here: Descriptive Adjectives LIMITING ADJECTIVE: These types of adjectives specify or limit the noun. For … [Read more...]

Adjectives: Limiting (more detail)

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A limiting adjective, rather than describing a noun, defines it. To put it more simply, limiting adjectives either point out or set a numerical limit to the noun. These limiting adjectives are grouped into three classes of limiting adjectives: 1) … [Read more...]

List of Adjectives

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Help keep The Tongue Untied free, and we’ll send you an easy-to-read PDF of the entire 10-week curriculum, including extensive topic explanations and usage examples. Perfect for learning AND teaching!. $15.00 A - D List of … [Read more...]

Adjective Practice Exercise

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Identify the adjectives in each sentence as well as the nouns they modify. Are they simple adjectives, predicate adjectives or participles? After identifying the adjectives in the entire exercise, click on the "Are You Prepared?" button at the bottom … [Read more...]

Adjectives: Practice Answers

Stephen seemed angry after he finished the new book. ANGRY is a predicate adjective linked back to the subject STEPHEN by the linking verb SEEMED. THE is an article acting as an adjective modifying BOOK. NEW is an adjective modifying … [Read more...]

Adjectives: Predicate Adjective

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This is a special type of adjective that follows a linking verb and modifies (directly refers to) the subject of the sentence. [In the following examples, the predicate adjective is bold and the subject/noun is underlined.] People are interested … [Read more...]

Adjectives: Limiting

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These types of adjectives specify or limit the noun. An adjective that limits a noun; they include definite articles, indefinite articles, possessive adjectives, demonstrative adjectives, indefinite adjectives, interrogative adjectives, cardinal … [Read more...]

Adjectives: Descriptive

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Help keep The Tongue Untied free, and we’ll send you an easy-to-read PDF of the entire 10-week curriculum, including extensive topic explanations and usage examples. Perfect for learning AND teaching!. $15.00  These types of adjectives add detail … [Read more...]