Published on April 26, 2014
Advejtives Vs Adverbs Adjectives We use adjectives to describe a person or thing. PERSON: The doctor is serious. THING: The new restaurant is wonderful. Adjectives are placed before a noun: Harry has an expensive car They live in an adorable house The musucian was tolerant with the audience. Adjectives can go after verb be or after non action verbs. He is a skillful driver. The child is small. The child seems small. This salad tastes delicious Adverbs of Manner Describe how something is done or happen. (action). And are usually placed after the main verb. He ran slowly She spoke aggressively Adverbs of manner usually go after the verb. But they never go between a verb and its object. - Jack drove carelessly. - Tom played the match effortlessly. Adjectives and adverbs with the same form Adjective Adverb She's a good worker. - She works well. They are hard workers. -They all worked hard. The bus was late. - She usually arrives late. I’m a fast runner. - He swims fast.
Examples • Tom is _________. He works ________ . slow slowly • Sue is a ___________ girl. She climbed up the ladder ____________ . careful carefully • The dog is ______________. It barks _____________. angry angrily • He acted ______________. He's an ________________ actor. excellently excellent • They learn English ___________. They think English is an ___________ language. easily easy • Max is a ________ singer. He sings ___________. good well . He is an ________________ tennis player. He plays tennis ______________. excellent excellently . He moves ______________. He is a ____________ athlete. gracefully graceful Slow, careful, angry, excellent, easy, good, excellent, graceful.
Articles Indefinite Article: a and an Are used with singular nouns. The rule is: •a + singular noun beginning with a consonant: a boy •an + singular noun beginning with a vowel: an elephant Note: the indefinite articles are used to indicate membership in a profession, nation, or religion. •I am a teacher. •Brian is an Irishman. •Shiro is a practicing Buddhist.
• "A" and "an" are used to modify non-specific or non-particular nouns and referring to any member of a group For example: 1.- "My daughter really wants a dog for Christmas." This refers to any dog. We don't know which dog because we haven't found the dog yet. 2.- "Somebody call a policeman!" This refers to any policeman. We don't need a specific policeman; we need any policeman who is available. 3.- "When I was at the zoo, I saw an elephant!". There are probably several elephants at the zoo, but there's only one we're talking about here.
Definite article The: we use this article when we talk about singular and plural nouns. It means that we are talking about a specific person, place or thing. - "The brown dog that bit me ran away.“ - “The boys was playing under my window and broke my glass. - The days of the week are seven. - The man who wrote this book is famous.
Do use the before: •Names of rivers, oceans and seas: (the Nile, the Pacific Ocean) •Points on the globe: (the Equator, the North Pole) •Geographical areas: (the Middle East, the West) •deserts, forests, gulfs, and peninsulas: (the Sahara, the Persian Gulf, the Black Forest, the Iberian Peninsula)
Omission of Articles Some common types of nouns that don't take an article are: Names of languages and nationalities: Chinese, English, Spanish, Russian (unless you are referring to the population of the nation: "The Spanish are known for their warm hospitality.") Names of sports: volleyball, hockey, baseball
I bought ________ pair of shoes. a I saw _________ movie last night. a I think _______ man over there is very unfriendly. the I do not like _____ basketball. X The night is quiet. Let's take ________ walk! a ________ price of gas keeps rising. The John traveled to _________ Mexico. X My brother does not eat ____________ chicken. X I live in ___________ apartment. ____________apartment is new. a the I would like ___________ piece of cake. a I was in ________ Japanese restaurant. __________restaurant served good food. a The
Non-action verbs Emotions: admire, care, dislike, doubt, envy, fear, hate, hope, like, love Mental States: think, understand, know, believe, guess, hope, mean Wants/Preferences: want, wish, need, prefer, desire Possession: own, have, contain, belong Appearance: look, appear, seem Value: cost, equal, signify Perception: feel, hear, see, smell, taste, sound, look, notice State of being: be, exist
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