Lesson 151 – Parts of the Sentence – Adjectives

Adjectives modify or affect the meaning of nouns and pronouns and tell us which, whose, what kind, and how many about the nouns or pronouns they modify. They come before the noun or pronoun they modify except for the predicate adjective which comes after a linking verb and modifies the subject.
There are seven (7) words in the English language that are always adjectives. They are the articles a, an, and the and the possessives my, our, your, and their. (The possessives are from the possessive pronoun list but are always used with nouns as adjectives.) One should memorize them so they are immediately recognized as adjectives.
Examples of adjectives: The big brown bear grabbed the scared small man. The, big and brown modify the subject bearand the, scared and small modify the direct object man. Examples of a predicate adjective: The big bear is brown. The brown bear was big. Brown and big come after the linking verbs is and was and modify the subject bear.
Adjectives that point out which include that, this, those, these, and the articles a, an, and the.
Instructions: Find the adjectives that tell which in these sentences and tell what they modify.
1. These first apples have been stepped on.
2. This money had been lost at the races.
3. That cat had those kittens.
4. A mouse can scare an elephant.
5. An answer will be found in the dictionary or a thesaurus.
–For answers scroll down.

Answers:
1. these and first modify apples

2. this modifies money, the modifies races
3. that modifies cat, those modifies kittens
4. a modifies mouse, an modifies elephant
5. an modifies answer, the modifies dictionary, amodifies thesaurus

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