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Vocabulary: Adjectives and Adverbs

English Language Arts, Grade 4

An adjective is a word that describes a noun (person, place, or thing). It can come before or after the noun. It can tell which one, what kind, or how many. There are also identifier adjectives: this, that, these, and those. An adverb is a word that describes a verb (action word). It can come before or after the verb. An adverb tells when, where, how, and to what extent the action occurs. First, locate the nouns. Then, find the adjectives in these sentences: A beautiful painting hung over her massive stone fireplace. Nouns: painting and fireplace Adjectives: beautiful (describes painting); stone and massive (describe fireplace) When the action occurs: She will talk tomorrow. Where the action occurs: He cooks here. How the action occurs: She sews quickly. To what extent the action occurs: He walks more slowly than the others. Many, but not all, adverbs end in –ly. She smiled sweetly. He easily pushed the cart. The mouse’s door was so tiny I couldn’t even fit my right hand through it. Nouns: door and hand Adjectives: tiny (describes door); right (describes hand) Vocabulary: Adjectives & Adverbs Visit for Online Learning Resources. © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. 92-4045
Underline the noun(s). Circle the adjective(s) that describe it. Draw a box around the verb(s). Circle the adverb(s) that describe it. 1. A cranky old woman shuffled out of the cobblestone cottage. 2. He slammed the door of a battered blue truck. 3. The tearful boy told me that he’d lost his spotted puppy. 4. Put those gifts on that table. 5. The raging fire engulfed three trees. 6. From its tall wooden perch, a colorful parrot screeched. 7. I stared enviously at Tess’s large box of chocolate bars. 8. Yesterday Joe played in a soccer tournament. 9. She hid under the bridge. 10. Today Brady jumped over a chair. 11. Bianca whispered more quietly than Joella did. 12. Although she stood over the smashed cookie jar, my little sister looked at me innocently. Vocabulary: Adjectives & Adverbs Visit for Online Learning Resources. © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. 92-4045
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