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English Language Arts, Grade 3

A noun is a person, place or thing. An adjective is a word that tells more about a noun. It describes a noun. Adding adjectives to your writing makes it more vivid and interesting. When you read, it is important that you form pictures in your mind based on the words in the story. Adjectives are what help you to form the pictures. Comparing with Adjectives Some adjectives compare nouns. There are two ways that these adjectives are formed. When you compare 2 things, you use the word more or less, or you add –er to the end of the adjective. When you compare 3 or more things, you use the word most or least, or you add –est to the end of the adjective. Compare these sentences: The boy sat. Can you picture that? Not really. There’s not enough detail. The boy sat on the musty old couch. The words musty and old are adjectives. You wrinkle your nose as you picture him sitting on that yucky couch. Jazz is more popular than rock ‘n roll. Randy is shorter than Nicole. Buy the vase that is the least expensive. This is the biggest tree in my neighborhood. Adjectives Visit for Online Learning Resources. © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. 92-4026
TOYS AD1B5 76 Circle the adjective(s) in each sentence. On the line, write which noun(s) the adjective(s) describe(s). The mean usher grabbed my ticket and threw it in the trash. _________ 1. An ugly troll jumped out and shook his tiny fist at Jenna. ______________________________ 2. Which store is the closest to us? ______________________________ 3. Sheila rubbed her sore elbow and then wiped her teary eyes. ______________________________ 4. We watched the muddy brown water race under the bridge. ______________________________ 5. Check out Dave’s fancy new car! ______________________________ 6. These gloves are more attractive than that pair. ______________________________ 7. I’ve misplaced my brown sunglasses. ______________________________ 8. The dog’s fur was dirty and matted. ______________________________ usher Visit for Online Learning Resources. © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. 92-4026 Adjectives
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