Adjective identification: Activity 2

Somehow, it didn't seem wise.

Is wise an adjective?

  • Is it a describing word?
  • Can it take an -er suffix to mean more or an -est suffix to mean most?
  • Can it be plural? Can you add -s and say two ___s? Adjectives cannot be plural!
  • Can it show tense with an -ed suffix? Adjectives cannot show tense.
  • Can it occur just before a noun, as in the big shoe (attributive position), and after a form of be, as in the shoe is big (predicative position)?

A tall, upright figure dressed in blue denim was striding purposefully towards them.

Is striding an adjective?

  • Is it a describing word?
  • Can it take an -er suffix to mean more or an -est suffix to mean most?
  • Can it be plural? Can you add -s and say two ___s? Adjectives cannot be plural!
  • Can it show tense with an -ed suffix? Adjectives cannot show tense.
  • Can it occur just before a noun, as in the big shoe (attributive position), and after a form of be, as in the shoe is big (predicative position)?

A tall, upright figure dressed in blue denim was striding purposefully towards them.

Is upright an adjective?

  • Is it a describing word?
  • Can it take an -er suffix to mean more or an -est suffix to mean most?
  • Can it be plural? Can you add -s and say two ___s? Adjectives cannot be plural!
  • Can it show tense with an -ed suffix? Adjectives cannot show tense.
  • Can it occur just before a noun, as in the big shoe (attributive position), and after a form of be, as in the shoe is big (predicative position)?

Keith's house looked the same, neat raw brick and everything symmetrical.

Is symmetrical an adjective?

  • Is it a describing word?
  • Can it take an -er suffix to mean more or an -est suffix to mean most?
  • Can it be plural? Can you add -s and say two ___s? Adjectives cannot be plural!
  • Can it show tense with an -ed suffix? Adjectives cannot show tense.
  • Can it occur just before a noun, as in the big shoe (attributive position), and after a form of be, as in the shoe is big (predicative position)?

Keith's house looked the same, neat raw brick and everything symmetrical.

Is Keith's an adjective?

  • Is it a describing word?
  • Can it take an -er suffix to mean more or an -est suffix to mean most?
  • Can it be plural? Can you add -s and say two ___s? Adjectives cannot be plural!
  • Can it show tense with an -ed suffix? Adjectives cannot show tense.
  • Can it occur just before a noun, as in the big shoe (attributive position), and after a form of be, as in the shoe is big (predicative position)?

He says they're only jealous.

Is jealous an adjective?

  • Is it a describing word?
  • Can it take an -er suffix to mean more or an -est suffix to mean most?
  • Can it be plural? Can you add -s and say two ___s? Adjectives cannot be plural!
  • Can it show tense with an -ed suffix? Adjectives cannot show tense.
  • Can it occur just before a noun, as in the big shoe (attributive position), and after a form of be, as in the shoe is big (predicative position)?

He says they're only jealous.

Is only an adjective?

  • Is it a describing word?
  • Can it take an -er suffix to mean more or an -est suffix to mean most?
  • Can it be plural? Can you add -s and say two ___s? Adjectives cannot be plural!
  • Can it show tense with an -ed suffix? Adjectives cannot show tense.
  • Can it occur just before a noun, as in the big shoe (attributive position), and after a form of be, as in the shoe is big (predicative position)?

What do you think this will offer?

Is offer an adjective?

  • Is it a describing word?
  • Can it take an -er suffix to mean more or an -est suffix to mean most?
  • Can it be plural? Can you add -s and say two ___s? Adjectives cannot be plural!
  • Can it show tense with an -ed suffix? Adjectives cannot show tense.
  • Can it occur just before a noun, as in the big shoe (attributive position), and after a form of be, as in the shoe is big (predicative position)?

What do you think this will offer?

Is think an adjective?

  • Is it a describing word?
  • Can it take an -er suffix to mean more or an -est suffix to mean most?
  • Can it be plural? Can you add -s and say two ___s? Adjectives cannot be plural!
  • Can it show tense with an -ed suffix? Adjectives cannot show tense.
  • Can it occur just before a noun, as in the big shoe (attributive position), and after a form of be, as in the shoe is big (predicative position)?

'Poor thing', Leslie said sympathetically.

Is poor an adjective?

  • Is it a describing word?
  • Can it take an -er suffix to mean more or an -est suffix to mean most?
  • Can it be plural? Can you add -s and say two ___s? Adjectives cannot be plural!
  • Can it show tense with an -ed suffix? Adjectives cannot show tense.
  • Can it occur just before a noun, as in the big shoe (attributive position), and after a form of be, as in the shoe is big (predicative position)?

'Poor thing', Leslie said sympathetically.

Is poor an adjective?

  • Is it a describing word?
  • Can it take an -er suffix to mean more or an -est suffix to mean most?
  • Can it be plural? Can you add -s and say two ___s? Adjectives cannot be plural!
  • Can it show tense with an -ed suffix? Adjectives cannot show tense.
  • Can it occur just before a noun, as in the big shoe (attributive position), and after a form of be, as in the shoe is big (predicative position)?

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