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9. Adjectives and Adverbs Adjectives Adjectives modify nouns or pronouns. Adjectives provide information about the person, place, object, or idea named by the noun or pronoun. They answer the questions which one? and what kind? When two or more adjectives precede a noun or pronoun, and neither adjective makes sense alone in the context of the sentence, put a hyphen between them. This is called a compound modifier Example Explanation The new laptop computer came with a two- year warranty. New and laptop describe the noun computer . Two- year modifies warranty and is hyphenated because two words are working together as a single modifier. Neither two nor year makes sense on its own as a modifier of warranty in this context. In order to avoid hiring an expensive marketing consultant, the business owner was reading several do-it- yourself marketing guides. Expensive and marketing modify the noun consultant . it-yourself and marketing both modify the noun guides . Do-it-yourself is hyphenated because the . Do-

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