In this video, adjectives and adverbs are analyzed. Even though both of these part-of-speech groups are modifiers, they are used differently and modify different parts of speech. A quick review is followed by a more intense discussion of using these modifiers with singular nouns and collective nouns. The fact that some words may function as either an adjective or adverb is illustrated.
- [Narrator] What, when, where, why, and how.…Those are often referred to as the journalistic questions.…What do those have to do with adjectives and adverbs?…Knowing what questions to ask can help you know…when you need an adjective and when you need an adverb.…Ask these questions to help you identify adverbs.…How, when, where, why, how much, how many, in what way?…If the word answers one of those questions,…then it's an adverb.…Before we take the adjective and adverb discussion…to the more advanced level, let's take a moment…for a quick adjective and adverb review.…
Both are modifiers. They explain or tell more about.…Adjectives modifier describe nouns and pronouns.…Her new office is in the old building. Her and new…describing office, and the and old describing building,…are adjectives.…Adverbs modify or tell more about verbs, adjectives,…and other adverbs. He ran quickly.…Quickly modifies the verb ran.…He bought outrageously expensive shoes.…Expensive is the adjective describing shoes,…and outrageously is an adverb…
- Identify irregular verbs and explain how to use them appropriately in all tenses.
- List the seven coordinating conjunctions.
- Recognize commonly misused and misunderstood words.
- Determine correct comma placement.
- Explain the difference between a colon and a semicolon.
- Name the four sentence structures.