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With its multiple types, forms and rules of use, the adjective can be a slippery element of language to master. Get a firm grip on it, however, and you’ll be rewarded with the power to elevate your work to a more engaging, interesting and expressive level.

Adjectives are words that modify (describe) nouns. Adjectives give the reader more specific information about an object’s color, size, shape, material, and more. This guide will help you understand their function so you can use them effectively in your essays and papers.

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For information on the structural role these modifiers play in a sentence, you may find this further reading helpful.

Guide Overview

  • What is an adjective?
  • Types of adjectives
  • Which comes first?
  • Why they’ll never be lonely
  • The unspoken order
  • If in doubt, take it out!
  • What can an adjective add?
  • The wonder word
  • Flip reverse with adjectival opposites
  • Cool, cooler or the coolest?
  • A master of disguise
  • Unusual adjective examples
  • Still struggling?

What is an Adjective?

As a child, you might have learned that it is a describing word. This adjective definition is correct and, as mentioned above, it can be used to describe, modify or qualify a noun, essentially giving more information about the object, person, place, thing or idea in question.

In its most basic form, it is a single word. However, as the English language is anything but basic, you’ll also want to understand the adjectival clause and phrase—more on those later!

When used well, this essential part of the English language can become your most potent writing ally. They’ll make your writing more specific and lucid, enabling you to convey your ideas in a clear and appealing manner. They add the meat to the bare bones of a sentence!

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Types of Adjectives

When it comes to learning the different types, some are more interesting than others—however, there’s no picking and choosing with grammar! Let’s take a look at both the fun and the functional, and the part they each play in the English language.

The Exciting

Descriptive adjectives are the grammatical icing on the cake or bubbles in the bathwater. They follow the classic adjective definition of a descriptive word that comes before or after a noun to modify it. Often, you can take them away and the sentence will still technically make sense, although it’s likely to be less informative, thought-provoking, and engaging for the reader.

For example:

The woman was wearing a dress.


The beautiful woman was wearing a long, white dress.

When it comes before a noun it is known as an attributive adjective.

When it comes after a noun it is known as a predicate adjective. Note that these usually follow a linking verb.

For example:

  • Attributive — the beautiful woman
  • Predicate (also known as predicative) — the woman looked beautiful

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Did you know that describing words can also be subjective or objective?

Objective: A descriptor, based in fact, that will often be quantifiable and measurable. Descriptors of age, color, pattern, size, shape, condition, type, purpose, origin and material are objective. For example: old, red, checked, large, square, clean, four-sided, running (to indicate purpose, e.g., running shoes), French and paper.

Subjective: These words provide opinion-based descriptions which may be open to interpretation. It could be an ‘in the eye of the beholder’ descriptor such as beautiful or ugly. Or it could describe a relative measure such as cheap, best, favorite or cold. Words used to describe an emotion or feeling such as happy or hungry are also subjective.

There are multiple objective and subjective sub-types, so you should be spoiled for choice when choosing that perfect describing word. Find a list of adjectives and the order they should follow further down.

The Essential

Words in this category are more likely to modify (or give information about) a noun than describe it. Take them away, and you’ll often find that you no longer have a fully formed sentence. These are the ‘toothbrush in the bathroom words’—nothing about them is exciting, but they perform an essential function, we use them daily, and we’d be lost without them.

Take articles. They always come before the noun they’re indicating. There are three articles in the English language: a, an, and the. A and an are used to denote non-specific things, while the indicates something specific. The is known as the definite article, while a and an are indefinite articles.

For example:

Pass me the book

The word the tells us that the request is for a specific book.

Pass me a book.

A, however, shows that any book will do.

Demonstrative: Similar to the definite article in that they indicate specific things. For example: these, those, this and that.

Indefinite: Similar to the indefinite article in that they indicate non-specific things. For example: any, many, several and few.

Interrogative: Used to ask questions. There are three in the English language: which, whatand whose.

Possessive: Indicate that a thing belongs to someone. My, your, his, and our are examples of a possessive adjective.

Numerical: Answer the question “how many?” in a sentence. For example:

She ate six cupcakes.

Which Comes First?

We’ve answered the question, ‘what is an adjective?’. Now let’s look at where they sit in a sentence. Typically, a describing word is a pre-modifier, this means that it comes before the noun, pronoun or the noun phrase that it’s looking to modify. Also known as a prepositive (NOT a preposition, that’s different!) or, as previously mentioned, attributive.

For example:

lovely day

In the case of an indefinite pronoun (someone, something, anybody), however, the descriptor comes after.

For example:

Something blue

We’ve also mentioned predicatives that come after the noun they modify and follow a linking verb.

For example:

The sky looked blue.

Why They’ll Never Be Lonely

Although a describing word will always be singular (even if the noun is plural), it will never be lonely—it will always team up with a noun or pronoun in a sentence.

The adjective phrase is a phrase that performs the describing or modifying function in a sentence. It can be a string of describing words or it can be an intensifier plus descriptor.

String example:

It was a cold but sunny day.

Intensifier example:

She was very happy.


When one just isn’t enough you can use coordinate adjectives separated by a comma or commas. These are a perfect pairing—or trio or full-on gang—of words used to describe or modify a single noun.

For example:

long, white, lacy dress

Long, white and lacy are coordinates: they are adjectives with a parallel function in describing the dress, and none carries more weight than the others. You can test this by replacing a comma with a conjunction, such as and or but, and checking if the sentence still makes sense.

For example:

long and white and lacy dress

beautiful but expensive dress


In some sentences, however, replacing the commas with conjunctions yields a sentence that no longer makes sense. When this occurs, the describing words are non-coordinate.

If one word holds more weight than the other, they are non-coordinate—also known as cumulative. Another easy way to test this is to switch the words around to see if the sentence still makes sense.

For example:

My two red skirts were in the laundry.

My two and red skirts were in the laundry.

My red two skirts were in the laundry.

Non-coordinates don’t need to be separated by a comma.

The Unspoken Order (mess with this at your peril!)

Native English speakers intuitively follow a particular order when using describing words in a sentence. Intriguingly, many of us aren’t even aware that there is an order, let alone that we’re complying with it.

For those learning English as a foreign language, however, it’s a bit of an uphill battle. To help make sense of it, the following list of adjectives follows the order used when forming sentences:

  • Determiner — a, an, the, that, some, six
  • Opinion — beautiful, easy, expensive, happy, angry, boring, strange
  • Size — large, small, tiny, deep, medium
  • Condition/Physical Quality — broken, cold, smooth, rich, poor, sharp, slow, heavy, light
  • Age — new, old, seven-year-old, modern, antique
  • Shape — round, square, oval, flat
  • Color — red, blue, monochrome, bright, dull
  • Pattern — striped, spotty, flowery, chevron, plaid
  • Origin — American, French, English, public, private
  • Material — gold, silver, cotton, silk, wooden
  • Type — general, four-sided, wireless
  • Purpose/Qualifier — sleeping, frying, hunting, swimming
  • Noun — bag, pan, hat, pool, woman, house

For example:

  • That is a beautiful American house. (opinion + origin + noun)
  • It’s a tiny silver ring. (size + material + noun)
  • I love smooth, round pebbles. (condition + shape + noun)

Note, however, that the order isn’t entirely set in stone. For example, you might find a list of adjectives that places shape before age.

More resources on this can be found online, including handy downloadable charts. You can also check your word choice, grammar and punctuation with EasyBib Plus.

If in Doubt, Take it Out!

Just because you can use several words to modify one noun doesn’t mean that you should. No one wants their work to be described as ‘wordy’ or ‘flowery’!

Exercise restraint with subjective descriptors like lovely, interesting and beautiful. The ‘show don’t tell’ rule is an oldie but a goodie—rather than telling your reader that something is beautiful, show them what makes it so and trust that they’ll reach the same conclusion.

What Can an Adjective Add?

When you’ve finished trying to say that tongue twister ten times fast, let’s look at what the right word can add to a sentence.

  • Opinion — a beautiful dress
  • Relative information — a huge house
  • Factual information — a red car
  • Detail — a shiny floor
  • Context — old toys
  • Purpose — the dining table
  • Character traits — a patient teacher

The Wonder Word

To define adjective solely as a describing word may, arguably, do it a disservice. Used correctly, it’s one of the most capable tools of the English language.

In addition to providing us with the super functional determiners (a, her, those, that, some,etc. ), they can also: clarify and articulate information; alter the meaning or context of a sentence; and turn tedious, flat tales into riveting, page-turning prose.

Here are some examples:

Alter the Meaning of a Sentence


The woman was wearing a dress.


The woman was wearing a long, white wedding dress.

The words long, white and wedding add meaning and clarity in the revised sentence. You could even take away the word wedding and the connotations of a ‘long white dress’ would still remain.

Alter the Context of a Sentence


The girl was playing with old, broken toys.


The girl was playing with shiny, new toys.

These two sentences paint very different pictures, by merely changing the modifiers. If they were the first line of a story, they’d instantly conjure very different assumptions and set different moods.

Convey Information


John opened the door to his apartment.


John opened the door to his expensive, new apartment.

Transform Dull Prose


John opened the door to the house.


nervous John opened the heavy, creaking door to the spooky, old house.

These wonder words have the power to change the impact of a sentence entirely!

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Flip Reverse With Adjectival Opposites

These words are masters of transformation, and you’ll see one of their most impressive tricks when you employ them to achieve the opposite meaning or, to add a degree of negativity.

For example:

  • Positive — my favorite show
  • Negative — my least favorite show
  • Positive — my teacher is patient
  • Negative — my teacher is not patient

Interestingly, you can convey a scale of meaning with this method.

My art teacher is less patient than my music teacher.

Prefixes can also be used to achieve the same result.

For example:

  • Patient — impatient
  • Alcoholic — non-alcoholic
  • Kind — unkind

Cool, Cooler or the Coolest?

Not content to present themselves in only one form, the not-so-humble adjectives can also be used to compare two or more nouns. Adjectives have three degrees of comparison: positive, comparative, and superlative.

Positive/Absolute: This is the standard base form of the word. Positive adjectives don’t compare anything. These include words such as sunny, messy, and great, which describe an object in its own right. Other examples are: red, hot, angry.

Comparative: Comparative adjectives compare two or more objects by degree. Adjectives such as sunnier, messier, and greater are comparative.

Most adjectives can be made comparative by adding –er or –ier to the end. You may also need to double the final consonants. For example: Big, bigger, biggest.

In some cases, adjectives must be preceded by comparative terms like more or less. For example: more interesting, less intelligent.

Superlative: Superlative adjectives indicate that a noun has the highest degree of the quality being described. Examples include sunniest, messiest, and greatest.

You can typically make adjectives superlative by adding –est or –iest. Some adjectives, however, must be preceded by most to become superlative.

Irregulars: As seen in the examples above, most degrees of comparison can be formed by adding:

  • er and est — bright, brighter, brightest
  • r and st — brave, braver, bravest
  • Removing the y and adding ier and iest — dry, drier, driest
  • By adding words such as more and most

Some, however, don’t like to follow the rules. These words, known as irregulars, express degrees of comparison with sometimes drastic changes in form.

For example:

  • Little, less, least
  • Bad, worse, worst

Forming comparatives or superlatives of words that already express an extreme of comparison is also a sticky subject.

If something is already perfect, can it be more perfect or the most perfect? There’s a puzzle for the language philosophers among you!

To learn more about and other parts of speech, review our grammar quick guide.

A Master of Disguise

Now here’s where things can get really tricky! Grammar is full of sneaky double agents—a verb or a noun can become a describing word, and a describing word can become a noun or an adverb. Confused? Let’s break it down.

Noun as a Descriptor

Sometimes a noun is used to describe another noun. The first noun then functions as the descriptor.

For example:

  • Thing — a bar of gold
  • Descriptor — a gold necklace
  • Thing — basketball
  • Descriptor — a basketball player

Compound Nouns

In some cases these then become compound nouns, which are recognized as single words because they need both words to convey their meaning accurately.

For example:

  • Thing — wedding
  • Descriptor — wedding dress — the word wedding modifies the noun dress.
  • Compound Noun — wedding dress

Compound nouns can also be formed from a descriptor plus noun or a descriptor plus verb.

For example:

  • red-head
  • soft-ball
  • dry-cleaning
  • public-speaking


A participle is a word that has been formed from a verb but functions as a describing word.

For example:

  • Verb — to run
  • Participle — running water — the word running modifies the noun water.


Nominals precede a describing word with the and function as nouns.

For example:

  • Descriptor — the best singer
  • Nominal — the best is yet to come

You’ll notice that the word best is not modifying a noun in this sentence. Instead it is acting as the noun.


Collectives are a sub-type of nominals that refer to a group sharing a certain characteristic.

For example:

  • Descriptor — the old man
  • Collective — the old may suffer health problems

Again, the old is acting as a noun to identify a group of people.

Flat Adverbs

A flat adverb doesn’t have the distinctive ‘ly’ on the end of it, which allows it a double function as both adjectives and adverbs.

For example:

  • the fast car
  • he drove fast

The Adjective Clause

This clause functions as a descriptor in a sentence, and includes a verb and a subject. It always begins with a relative pronoun (who, whom, which, whichever, that, etc) or a relative adverb (where, when, why). It’s a dependent clause, which means that it cannot stand alone as a sentence.

For example:

The jacket that Todd bought yesterday looked smart.

Notice that a descriptive clause doesn’t even have to contain a describing word—go figure!

Unusual Adjective Examples

If you’re still struggling with the question ‘what is an adjective?”, seeing examples may help! Or are you searching for a wonder-word that’s sure to impress your lecturer? Our unusual adjectives list might have the inspiration you need.

Adjectives That Start With A

  • Abhorrent — offensive
  • Abject — unfortunate
  • Adamant — unyielding
  • Adroit — skilful, clever
  • Auspicious — lucky

Adjectives Starting With D

  • Decrepit — worn out, ruined
  • Dapper — smart dress and mannerisms
  • Decorous — good manners and conduct
  • Didactic — instructive
  • Draconian — harsh

Adjectives That Start With E

  • Effulgent — radiant
  • Efficacious — having a striking effect
  • Equanimous — balanced, calm
  • Erratic — prone to sudden change
  • Execrable — detestable, very bad

Adjectives That Start With N

  • Nebulous — vague, lacking definition
  • Necessitous — poor and needy
  • Nescient — ignorant
  • Nefarious — wicked
  • Noxious — harmful, corrosive

Adjectives Starting With P

  • Parsimonious — frugal
  • Pernicious — harmful, deadly
  • Piquant — stimulates taste or mind
  • Plucky — brave
  • Precipitate — steep, sudden, hasty

Adjectives That Start With U

  • Ubiquitous — everywhere at once
  • Unvanquishable — invincible, unbeatable
  • Uppity — self-important
  • Urbane — courteous
  • Utilitarian — useful, practical

A thesaurus is your friend! Use one to find an adjective list and stop using the same tired words over and over. You can also check your word choice using EasyBib.

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Teaching Adjectives in 5 Easy Steps – Speech And Language Kids

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Descriptors are an important part of our vocabulary. They are the words that describe other words. These can be adjectives (words that describe nouns) or adverbs (words that describe verbs). We use these throughout our everyday conversation to convey information or add interest to what we’re talking about. Many children with speech and language delays have difficulty with these words and may not use them in their conversational speech. This can make their message hard to follow or become uninteresting. These steps for teaching adjectives will help your child or students who have trouble using adjectives and other descriptors appropriately.

The first thing you will need to do when teaching adjectives is to choose one concept to work on. The tendency is to try to teach several related concepts at the same time, such as all of the colors, or all of the shapes. However, this can be very confusing to a child with a language delay. You will want to start with one very simple concept, such as one color, one shape, big (but not big and little), etc.

Descriptor(s): Age of Mastery:
Up and Down 2 years
One/Many, Sizes (small, medium, big) 3 years
Different, Colors (red, blue, etc.) 4 years
Superlatives (big, bigger, biggest), Time Concepts, Thin, Whole, First, Middle, Last 5 years
Opposites, Left/Right, Number Concepts 6 years


Take a look at this list of concepts and the ages associated with them. Circle the ones that your child is not able to use correctly at this time. Choose one of these concepts, preferably one that is toward the top of the list. If one of the things you chose was a group of concepts, like “colors” or “shapes”, choose one particular concept from that group. Make sure that you are specific with which concept you will target.

Now that you have chosen your concept, it’s time to model that concept for your child. Now, when I say “model”, I don’t mean you have to be Vanna White, though if that gets your child more interested you’re more than welcome to put on a sparkly dress and hold it up! What I mean is that you will be showing your child the concept over and over again.

Find a few different ways to show your child the concept you are working on. For example, if you chose a color, get out many things of that same color. Or, if you chose a size concept, get out many things that represent that size. Now, here comes the tricky part, you must also get some non-examples. A non-example is something that does not fit the concept and you want it to be as far from the concept as possible. So, if you have several examples of things that are green, you will also want some non-examples that are red, yellow, or orange. These are very dissimilar colors to the one you are trying to present. Or, if you chose “big” as your concept, you could get some non-examples of things that are little. Make sure they are much smaller than the big examples you have. Try to get your non-examples to be the same type of object as your examples. So, if you have a big ball, try to find a small ball to compare it to, instead of a small car. This will help your child see that the only difference between those two objects is the size (or whatever concept you’re targeting).

Next, show your child that concept over and over again while saying the name of the concept (such as the color or shape name). When you pick up a non-example, say “not ____” and use the concept word again. So you may have objects that are green and some that are “not green”. Don’t use the other color words or other concepts just yet, we want to focus on just the target word. Also, point out the concept when you see it other places as well, such as all of the green things on your walk.

Now that you have bombarded your child with the concept until you’re blue in the face, we want your child to start following directions using the concept. Keep in mind, this is easier than having your child say the concept out loud, so make sure you take these steps in order.

Get out the examples and non-examples that you used in the last step. Model the concept for your child a few more times as a reminder. Then, ask your child to follow a direction with the concept. You can say “give me the green ball” or “get the big car”. Make sure you exaggerate the target word in the sentence so she knows which one to focus on. Then, pause for a moment to see if your child follows the direction on her own.

If your child does follow the direction, give her feedback on whether or not she found the correct object. If she did, say “yes, you found the green ball!”, but if she didn’t you can say “oh, not green. This ball is not green. Where’s the green one?” Then you can help her find the correct one. If your child does not attempt to follow the direction, help her follow the direction by moving her hand to pick up the correct object and then praise her for it, even though you had to help her.

Keep doing this over and over again with different directions and different objects so your child begins to understand the concept in many different ways.

Once your child can follow simple directions with the concept, we want him to answer yes/no questions about the concept.

Get out your examples and non-examples again and this time hold up one of the objects and ask “is this ___?” using the target concept. Make sure you have the non-examples present so he has something to compare it to. For example, if you says “is this big?” but there’s nothing any smaller to compare it to, the term “big” kind of loses its meaning.

If your child is struggling, try giving him some examples. Hold up an object that is an example of that concept and say “is this ___?” Then, immediately say “yes, this is ___”. Then, hold up a nonexample and ask the same question again. Then, immediately say “no, this is not ____”. Do this a few times and then give your child a chance to answer. You can also bring in another child or a sibling to answer the question a few times as well.

Now that your child is able to follow directions with the concept and answer questions about it, you’re finally ready to start having your child say the concept word out loud.

This time when you get out your examples and non-examples, you will want to ask your child a question that will encourage her to say the concept word out loud. If you chose a color, you could say “what color is this?”. Or, if you chose a texture you could say “how does it feel?”. Think about the question you want to ask ahead of time. Hold up one of your examples (though have your non-examples there as references) and ask your child the question.

You may have to model the correct answer for her at first but eventually she should be able to start using the word on her own. If she still needs prompts, try saying just the first sound or first syllable of the word at first to see if she can finish the word for you. Then, you can just try mouthing the first sound.

Then, you should be able to fade your prompting to not needing to cue her at all. Do this with the examples that you have been working with but also try this when you see the concept somewhere else. For example, at the store, you could find things that are the target color and say “what color is this?”.


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Subject: Letters o and e after sibilants and q in adjective suffixes and endings.


Educational: repeat the spelling of letters o and e after hissing at the root of the word, repeat the spelling of letters o and e after hissing and c in suffixes and endings of nouns, together with students, open the rule for writing letters o and e after hissing and c in suffixes and endings of adjectives ; nine0023

Developing: to develop in schoolchildren the ability to compare, generalize, draw conclusions, work in a group;

Educational: to cultivate the creative abilities of students.

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Guys, today we are going on a trip.

We have to visit the Spelling side, in the city of the Adjective, on Hissing Street, in the house near Suffixes and Endings. The road ahead of us is long, we will have to pass through the bridge of Suffixes, the entrance to which is guarded by Suffixes of adjectives. We will meet Mount Root, at the foot of which live sounds, hissing at travelers, and only having conquered this peak, we will be able to continue the journey. We will have to cross the river of Nouns, which also do not let travelers pass without asking them difficult riddles. But we will also meet good helpers - Verification words and Stresses, and if we manage to use their help, our path will be easy and fast. nine0023

When going on a hike, put everything you need in your backpack. On the way, we will need knowledge of the composition of the word, the ability to distinguish morphemes, put stress and select test words.

In each group, we need to choose a captain who will keep a travel diary.

II. Backpack of knowledge.

So, everything is ready for the start of a long journey. Let's warm up and check our backpacks.

Checking the knowledge of the composition of the word. nine0023

1. Each group must define one morpheme.

Root Prefix Suffix End

2. Parse words by composition.

Hood, old woman, forest, gently, cleanliness, go, flood, foothills, get sick, river.

III. Bridge of Suffixes.

We start our way. The first obstacle on our way is the Suffix Bridge. There is a traffic jam on the bridge - a lot of Suffixes have gathered, everything is messed up, everyone is in a hurry to their adjectives. Help them take their places in the words. That's the only way we can keep going. nine0023

Task: correct spelling errors in adjective suffixes. Write down the corrected version, graphically explain the spelling of suffixes.

Kuznets, sailor, French, soldier, near, burlak, giant, fisherman, vyazsky, weaving, matinee, pig, young, windy, glassy, ​​earthy, sleepy, leather, duck, ruddy.

Test yourself.

Kuznetsk, sailor, French, soldier, close, burlatsky, giant, fishing, viscous, weaving, morning, pig, young, windy, glassy, ​​earthy, sleepy, leather, duck, ruddy. nine0023

Mutual check. The captains record the successes of each member of the team in the traveler's diary.

IV. Mount Root and Hissing.

We have successfully crossed the bridge and are approaching Mount Root. At the foot of the mountain, as you remember, there are sounds hissing at all passers-by. But if we give each hissing "own" vowel, they will allow us to cross the mountain.

Remember that we have an assistant - The ability to select test words. Call him in case of difficulty. nine0023

Task: insert the missing letters where it is possible to write test words.

Sh., sh...v, sh...lx, sh...roh, cheap...vy, f...lud, hood...n, sh...negl, izzh ... ha, crackling ... weaving, slumping ... ba, f ... lty.

Test yourself. The captains record the successes of each member of the team in the traveler's diary.

Click - click, seam, silk - silk, heartburn, cheap - become cheaper, rustle, acorn - acorn, hood, dandy - flaunt, yellow - turn yellow, ratchet, slum. nine0023

V. River Nouns

We have successfully overcome the obstacle. We continue the path. Another test stands in our way - the river of Nouns. She, of course, could just swim across. But in order not to offend the spirit of this river - the Noun, we will agree to its conditions, complete the task, and it (the Spirit of the Noun) will transport us across its river.

Noun: “I have many different suffixes and endings. All of them live in peace and harmony. But as soon as it comes to hissing, there are two vowel suffixes to and to start an argument. They do not want to give up their place to each other. And I have to resort to at least to reconcile them. In such cases, I call my assistant. Guess his name and reconcile my subjects. Arrange their vowels in suffixes and endings.

Assistant - accent. Under stress we will write about, without stress - e.

Task - insert the missing letters, write the words in the table.

Barrel..k, doctor..m, lamb..k, comrade..m, snow..k, trees..m, badger..nock, singer..m, wreath..k, beam..m , shoe ..k, mirror ..m, high ..k, sword ..m, belch ..nok, bowl, saving ..k, luggage ..m, sand ..k, granddaughter ..k , list ..k, handkerchief, shepherd ..k. nine0023







Check yourself. Self-test. The captains record the successes of each member of the team in the traveler's diary. nine0023












comrade tree mirror




badger slipper squirrel



shepherd boy







Barrel, doctor, lamb, comrade, snowball, tree, badger, singer, wreath, beam, shoe, mirror, temple, sword, squirrel, bowl, bank, luggage, sand, granddaughter, list, handkerchief, shepherd. nine0023

VI. House of Suffixes and Endings.

Guys, we're almost there. Here is the street of hissing, here is the house where suffixes and adjective endings live. But why is it so quiet in the house? Where are all its inhabitants.

Yes, here is one Suffix. Let's try to find out from him what happened in this house.

Adjective suffix story: “We lived peacefully and happily. Our host lived in Morphologiya's house, went to work in the neighboring town of Syntax. He worked there at two jobs. I, however, forgot which ones. (Help). (In a sentence, the adjective plays the role of a definition and a predicate). But then he befriended that terrible Noun. At first he began to imitate him in everything. And the number, and gender, and even the case, everything is like a noun. Sometimes they work together in a sentence. But now he said that from now on we should be written according to the same rules as the suffixes and endings of nouns. We, the suffixes and endings of adjectives, standing after hissing, do not know these rules. So we sit quietly in our house, we don’t go anywhere. Help us, tell us, finally, how the suffixes of nouns coped with these hissing. We also want to work in our part of speech, to benefit him. nine0023

Guys, let's help suffixes and adjective endings after hissing. After all, we have already met with the same morphemes in nouns. Who helped the noun to put things in order among suffixes and endings?

- Emphasis.

Put the letters e and o in their places. Remember the accent.

Canvas..vy, big..go, brocade..vy, alien..go, glossy..vyy, beige..vyy, good..go, crimson..vyy, cherry plum..vyy, pretty..go , on fresh ..m, knife ..howl, bunch ..vye, in dense ..m, orange ..vyy, ring ..vay, reeds ..vyy, prickly ..go, ruff ..vyy, recumbent. .go, watchman..howl,

Test yourself. Mutual verification. The captains record the successes of each member of the team in the traveler's diary.

Canvas, large, brocade, alien, glossy, beige, good, crimson, cherry plum, pretty, fresh, knife, cumulus, dense, orange, ring, reed, prickly, ruff, recumbent, watchdog,

VII. Creative work.

We have completed the task. All the inhabitants of the city Adjective took to the streets and arranged a grand celebration for us. They read poems, sang songs, showed tricks. Let's take part in their celebration. nine0023

Write a creative work for a holiday in the city of Adjective. In your work, be sure to use words with suffixes that we met during the trip. Don't forget about the hissers, they need to be appeased so that they no longer cause trouble to our suffixes and endings.

VIII. Lesson results.

We returned home, our backpack became heavier. Why? There was new knowledge. Which? What determines the spelling of vowels after adjectives hissing in suffixes and endings? nine0023

Which team went all the way without a loss? Assignment of ratings according to the sheet of the traveler.

IX. Homework.


1. Make a coherent story about the spelling of vowels after hissing, write down the plan and examples.

Choice of students:

Write a mini essay "Little Journey" using adjectives with suffixes.


Write out 5 sentences from fiction with adjectives with the studied spelling. nine0023


Exercise from the textbook "Practice" 331.

The presentation for the lesson can be downloaded here.

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Possessive adjectives indicate the attribute of an object by its belonging and answer the question WHOSE? in all its forms. nine0023

The adjective LISIY is possessive when used in its direct (primary) meaning: "belonging to a fox". For example: fox tail, fox hole, FOX Muzzle.

Possessive adjectives can move into other categories: qualitative and relative.

If the adjective FOX is used in the sense of "made from fox fur", then it denotes a material and is relative.

But it is not possible to determine to which category the adjective in the phrase FOX COAT belongs: there is not enough context, it is not clear what it is about - ABOUT FOX COAT or FOX COAT. Need an offer, for example:
a) A fox coat warms this predatory animal well in winter. - Here we are talking about the FOX COAT (whose?), This is a possessive adjective.
b) Mom's fox coat is hanging in the closet. - Here we are talking about a FOX FUR COAT (what kind of fur coat?), This is a relative adjective, as it denotes the material from which the fur coat is made.

The adjective LISIY is qualitative when it is used in relation to a person in the sense of "cunning, crafty, flattering", for example: The fox look of my desk neighbor puzzled me (fox - cunning, crafty - denotes a sign of an object by its quality). nine0023


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Possessive adjectives indicate the attribute of an object by its belonging and answer the question WHOSE? in all its forms.

The adjective LISIY is possessive when used in its direct (primary) meaning: "belonging to a fox". For example: fox tail, fox hole, FOX Muzzle.

Possessive adjectives can move into other categories: qualitative and relative. nine0023

If the adjective FOX is used in the sense of "made from fox fur", then it denotes a material and is relative.

But it is not possible to determine to which category the adjective in the phrase FOX COAT belongs: there is not enough context, it is not clear what it is about - ABOUT FOX COAT or FOX COAT. A proposal is needed, for example:
a) A fox coat warms this predatory animal well in winter. - Here we are talking about the FOX COAT (whose?), This is a possessive adjective. nine0680 b) Mom's fox coat is hanging in the closet. - Here we are talking about a FOX FUR COAT (what kind of fur coat?), This is a relative adjective, as it denotes the material from which the fur coat is made.

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