Join Judy Steiner-Williams for an in-depth discussion in this video Adjectives, part of Grammar Foundations.
An adjective, …along with its counterpart, the adverb, …is the part of speech that describes, …tells about, further explains, …or, using grammar jargon, modifies. …The adjective modifies nouns and pronouns. …To select the correct adjective, …you first need to be able to …identify the nouns and pronouns. …Overall, writers and speakers …normally use adjectives correctly. …For example, …“The purse was made from real or really leather.” …“Leather” is a noun, …so the adjective “real” is correct …rather than the L-Y adverb, “really.” …“The purse was made from real leather” …not only is correct, …it also sounds correct. …Probably no one would choose …“The purse is made from really leather.” …So this lesson will focus …on comparative and superlative forms of adjectives, …double superlatives, …and misplaced adjective modifiers. …These are more likely to be confused and misused. …Tall, taller, and tallest are all adjectives. …Mike is tall. …“Mike” is a noun, …“tall” describes “Mike.” …Since adjectives describe nouns, …
- Differentiate between concrete and abstract nouns.
- Demonstrate proper use of articles.
- Distinguish between restrictive and nonrestrictive clauses.
- Create parallel sentences.
- Use pronouns correctly.
- Recognize look-alikes and sound-alikes.
- Apply appropriate punctuation rules.
- Distinguish between passive and active voice.
Skill Level Intermediate
Business Writing Principleswith Judy Steiner-Williams1h 32m Beginner
1. Overview of Grammar
2. The Parts of Speech
3. Common Problems
Practicing the grammar rules1m 46s
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