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  Adjective - LoveToKnow 1911
Formerly grammarians used not to separate a noun from its adjective, or attribute, but spoke of them together as a noun-adjective.
In the art of dyeing, certain colours are known as adjective colours, as they require mixing with some basis to render them permanent.
"Adjective law" is that which relates to the forms of procedure, as opposed to "substantive law," the rules of right administered by a court.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Adjective   (97 words)

  
  Adjective - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Similarly, possessive adjectives, such as his or her, are sometimes called determinative possessive pronouns, and demonstrative adjectives, such as this or that, determinative demonstratives.
In English, an adjectival phrase may occur as a postmodifier to a noun (a bin full of toys), or as a predicate to a verb (the bin is full of toys).
Adjectives are sometimes used in place of nouns, as in many of the Beatitudes (e.g.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Adjective   (1738 words)

  
 What Is An Adjective?
Here the possessive adjective ``her'' modifies the noun ``homeland'' and the noun phrase ``her homeland'' is the object of the preposition ``to.'' Note also that the form ``hers'' is not used to modify nouns or noun phrases.
In this sentence, the possessive adjective ``its'' modifies ``ball'' and the noun phrase ``its ball'' is the object of the verb ``chased.'' Note that ``its'' is the possessive adjective and ``it's'' is a contraction for ``it is.''
Note that the relationship between a demonstrative adjective and a demonstrative pronoun is similar to the relationship between a possessive adjective and a possessive pronoun, or to that between a interrogative adjective and an interrogative pronoun.
www.uottawa.ca /academic/arts/writcent/hypergrammar/adjectve.html   (925 words)

  
 Possessive adjective - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A possessive adjective is a part of speech that modifies nouns by attributing ownership to someone or something.
Some languages have neither possessive adjectives nor possessive pronouns, and express possession by declining the personal pronouns in the genitive or possessive case, or by using possessive suffixes.
However, it should be noted that a possessive adjective constitutes a determiner phrase, and not a noun phrase.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Possessive_adjective   (205 words)

  
 OWL at Purdue University: Adjective or Adverb?
Adjectives modify nouns; adverbs modify verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs.
An adjective always follows a form of the verb to be when it modifies the noun before the verb.
When well is used as an adjective, it means "not sick" or "in good health." For this specific sense of well, it's OK to say you feel well or are well -- for example, after recovering from an illness.
owl.english.purdue.edu /handouts/esl/esladjadv.html   (1185 words)

  
 ADJECTIVE - Definition
Added to a substantive as an attribute; of the nature of an adjunct; as, an adjective word or sentence.
{Adjective color}, a color which requires to be fixed by some mordant or base to give it permanency.
Thus, in phrase, ``a wise ruler,'' wise is the adjective, expressing a property of ruler.
www.hyperdictionary.com /dictionary/adjective   (236 words)

  
 Clauses: Adjective Clauses: Paint by Numbers — FactMonster.com
Adjective clauses that begin with one of the relative pronouns are also called relative clauses.
Place an adjective clause as close as possible to the word it describes or risk driving your readers mad with confusion.
As you learned in Parts of Speech, relative pronouns connect (or “relate”—get it?) an adjective clause to the word the clause describes.
www.factmonster.com /cig/grammar-style/adjective-clauses-paint-by-numbers.html   (563 words)

  
 Adjective & Adverb Taboo Language Arts Lesson Plan, Thematic Unit, Activity, Worksheet, or Reading or Writing Teaching ...
If the team misses either the subject or verb, the next team has an opportunity to "steal" the points by having one of their members give one clue.
The player is disqualified if he/she gives a noun instead of an adjective or a verb instead of an adverb or gives more than a one-word description.
This was a great way for my class to recognize the role of adverbs and adjectives in sentence construction.
www.lessonplanspage.com /LAAdjAdvTaboo912.htm   (215 words)

  
 IHGG: Adjective Endings
That is substantiviertes Adjektiv (adjective used as noun).
as attribute of an adjective or adverb: Ein grässlich kalter Wind weht heute.
When several equivalent attributive adjectives are strung, they are declined in parallel.
www.travlang.com /languages/german/ihgg/adjend.html   (744 words)

  
 The Adjective
Adjectives describe nouns by answering one of these three questions: What kind is it?
An adjective can be a single word, a phrase, or a clause.
Noncoordinate adjectives do not make sense when you rearrange their location in the series or when you insert and between them.
www.chompchomp.com /terms/adjective.htm   (931 words)

  
 The Adjective Clause
An adjective clause does not express a complete thought, so it cannot stand alone as a sentence.
To avoid writing a fragment, you must connect each adjective clause to a main clause.
If, however, we eliminate vegetables and choose a more specific noun instead, the adjective clause becomes nonessential and does require commas to separate it from the rest of the sentence.
www.chompchomp.com /terms/adjectiveclause.htm   (377 words)

  
 abcteach Printable Worksheet: Grammar Unit: Parts of Speech: Adjectives
An adjective is a word that describes a noun.
The adjectives soft and green describe the caterpillar.
The bright red coat could be seen from blocks away.
www.abcteach.com /grammar/adjectives.htm   (46 words)

  
 Adjective: EnchantedLearning.com
An adjective is a word that describes something (a noun).
Circle the adjective and underline the noun it describes in the sentences in this printable worksheet.
Write eight adjectives describing a hat and then use each adjective in a sentence.
www.enchantedlearning.com /grammar/partsofspeech/adjectives   (416 words)

  
 English Grammar Book - Adjective_Clauses - Learn English Online
Adjective Clauses - Detailed description of adjective clauses and links to review exercises.
Adjective Clauses and Adjective Phrases - A description of adjective clauses and adjective phrases with associated interactive grammar, listening, reading and writing exercises.
Using Clauses as Nouns, Adjectives, and Adverbs - Description of noun clauses, adjective clauses and adverb clauses.
www.englishpage.com /grammar/Adjective_Clauses   (130 words)

  
 Urban Dictionary: adjective
Adjectives include words like quick, brown, and lazy, but does not include names of products, groups, or corporations which you dislike.
McDonald's tastes like shit so I turned it into an adjective describing the pasta which also tastes like shit!"
I turned Family Circus into an adjective to describe your unfunny joke!
www.urbandictionary.com /define.php?term=adjective   (212 words)

  
 Adjective Records
The decision as to which outlet to get your copy from is, of course, up to you.
Mark your calendars: in celebration of Adjective’s first release, and my first album, Adjective is throwing a release party show for those in DC!
Disaster Action Kid, the first full-length from 5dots and Adjective’s first release, is going to be out any time now.
www.adjectiverecords.com   (630 words)

  
 English Grammar: Adjectives (EnglishClub.com)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
An adjective is a word that tells us more about a noun.
Adjectives can be used before a noun (I like Chinese food) or after certain verbs (It is hard).
It is sometimes said that the adjective is the enemy of the noun.
www.englishclub.com /grammar/adjectives.htm   (124 words)

  
 The Agreeable Russian Adjectives
Russian adjective declensions are based on the same set of cases but the endings are different and, rather than corresponding to declension classes as do the nouns, the adjective declensions vary according to agreement, as discussed in previous chapters.
In fact, the endings of the plural adjective and noun declensions are identical except that the vowel in the noun endings is a and the vowel in the adjective endings is ы.
Of particular importance to the adjective declensions are the 7 Consonant Rule and the 5 Consonant Rule.
www.alphadictionary.com /rusgrammar/adjectiv.html   (987 words)

  
 Hebrew Adjective Inflections
Notice that the adjective tov is inflected to match the gender and number of the noun it is modifying.
Finally note that adjectives that are plural in form are singular in translation (for example good sons; the word good in Hebrew would appear in the plural form (tovim) but would be translated using a singular term, good).
Generally, adjectives are inflected in the same way as nouns, with vowel changes that occur based on the types of consonants that comprise the root of the word.
www.hebrew4christians.com /Grammar/Unit_Five/Adjective_Inflections/adjective_inflections.html   (509 words)

  
 adjective on Encyclopedia.com
ADJECTIVE [adjective] English part of speech, one of the two that refer typically to attributes and together are called modifiers.
In English, comparative adjectives end in - er or are preceded by more (e.g., "She is happier," "She is more capable"); superlative adjectives end in - est or are preceded by most ("happiest," "most capable").
An adjective is a word that describes a person, animal, place, thing or idea.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/a1/adjectiv.asp   (407 words)

  
 Adjective
The number of the adjective almost always is the same as the number of the noun.
These kind or adjectives are used to give special emphasis to the nouns they modify.
When two or more adjectives, modifying a noun, are in the comparative or relative superlative and type 1 construction is used, the words πλuς and μínoς must be repeated with each adjective.
www.geocities.com /alexandrosworld/Mesogeoika/Adjectives.htm   (514 words)

  
 adjective. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Adjectives and adverbs are functionally distinct in that adjectives modify nouns and pronouns, while adverbs typically modify verbs.
In English, comparative adjectives end in –er or are preceded by more (e.g., “She is happier,” “She is more capable”); superlative adjectives end in –est or are preceded by most (“happiest,” “most capable”).
Adjective and adverb are Indo-European form classes; some non-Indo-European languages lack specialized classes with analogous functions.
www.bartleby.com /65/ad/adjectiv.html   (168 words)

  
 ADJECTIVE / ADVERB PACKET
Adjectives are words that point out, describe, or limit the meaning of nouns or pronouns.
Adjectives affect the meaning of nouns or pronouns by telling (1) which one, (2) what kind of, (3) how many, (4) whose, (5) how much.
Adverbs that modify adjectives strengthen or weaken the meaning of the adjectives.
www.readbygrade3.com /adjadv.html   (1396 words)

  
 Spanish Step by Step - Beginner - The Adjective
An adjective is a word that modifies a noun or a pronoun by qualifying or limiting them.
Adjectives are used to add details to a noun or a group of words, to make distinctions or to be precise.
Adjectives are used more in the Spanish language than in English.
www.geocities.com /Athens/Troy/8494/bless211.html   (214 words)

  
 Print: The Chronicle: 2/20/2004: The Adjective -- So Ludic, So Minatory, So Twee
Thus Voltaire: "The adjective is the enemy of the noun, though it agrees with it in number and gender." Thus Twain: "When you catch an adjective, kill it." And thus William Zinsser: "Most adjectives are...
Raban is himself an adjectival virtuoso, and I call your attention to the pair of paired adjectives in the first sentence of the passage: routine and degenerate, dusty and secondhand.
Adjective difficulties often come when writers want to say "good" or "bad" in a forceful or stylish way, but haven't thought enough about which word to choose.
chronicle.com /cgi2-bin/printable.cgi?article=http://chronicle.com/free/v50/i24/24b01301.htm   (1771 words)

  
 Intransitive with Adjective: Tnx0Vax1
The adjective may be regular, comparative, or superlative.
It may also be formed from the special class of adjectives derived from the transitive verbs (e.g.
The verb class is also distinguished from the adjective small clauses (see section 6.21) because these verbs are not raising verbs.
www.cis.upenn.edu /~xtag/tech-report/node45.html   (134 words)

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