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Finding  Adjectives
  
  
  An adjective describes a noun (person, place, or thing).
 
  
     An adjective tells more about a noun (person, place, or thing).
 
  
     An adjective makes a sentence more interesting.
 

     An adjective effects the meaning of a sentence.
 
  
     An adjective can be used to tell what kind and how many.
 
  
   An adjective can be used to compare nouns.
 

 

Many adjectives can be found
just before the noun they describe.
Take a look at this example...



The brown horse galloped past me.
 

 Brown is the adjective in this sentence.
It describes the noun horse.
The adjective comes before the noun.
 

Here's another...



Loud sirens sounded from the police car.
 

 Loud is an adjective in this sentence.
It describes the noun sirens.
The adjective comes before the noun.
 

 

Some adjectives can be found
after the noun they describe.
Take a look at this example...



This cow is big.
 

Big is the adjective in this sentence.
It describes the noun cow.
The adjective comes after the noun.

Here's another...



The dog was black and white.
 

Black and white are the adjectives in this sentence.
They describe the noun dog.
The adjectives come after the noun.

 


Keep this in mind when you speak and write:

Adjectives can come before
or after the noun they describe.
 

 

How about a little practice finding
adjectives and the nouns that they describe?
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