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Unformatted text preview: Mary Ellen Guffey, Business English, 7e Ch. 12- 2 Modifiers: Adjectives and Adverbs Objectives • Form the comparative and superlative degrees of regular and irregular adjectives and adverbs. • Use articles correctly and avoid double negatives. Mary Ellen Guffey, Business English, 7e Ch. 12- 3 • Use adjectives after linking verbs and use adverbs to modify verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs. • Punctuate compound and successive independent adjectives correctly. • Compare degrees of absolute adjectives and make comparisons within a group. Modifiers: Adjectives and Adverbs Mary Ellen Guffey, Business English, 7e Ch. 12- 4 • Place adverbs and adjectives close to the words they modify. Modifiers: Adjectives and Adverbs Mary Ellen Guffey, Business English, 7e Ch. 12- 5 What are modifiers? • Modifiers are words that describe or limit other words. Mary Ellen Guffey, Business English, 7e Ch. 12- 6 What are adjectives? • Adjectives are modifiers. • Adjectives describe or limit nouns and pronouns. Short speeches are the best ones. Mary Ellen Guffey, Business English, 7e Ch. 12- 7 What are adverbs? • Adverbs are modifiers. • Adverbs describe or limit verbs, adjectives, or other adverbs. Tomorrow company plans will be carefully implemented. Mary Ellen Guffey, Business English, 7e Ch. 12- 8 Adjective and Adverb Forms Regular Forms Positive Comparative Superlative Adjectives: large larger largest efficient more most efficient efficient Adverbs: slowly more most slowly slowly Mary Ellen Guffey, Business English, 7e Ch. 12- 9 Adjective and Adverb Forms Irregular Forms Positive Comparative Superlative Adjectives: good better best bad worse worst little less least Adverbs: well better best many more most much more most Mary Ellen Guffey, Business English, 7e Ch. 12- 10 • Don’t create a double comparative form by using more or most and the suffix er or est together. Wrong: Her desk is more neat er than mine. Right: Her desk is neat er than mine. Adjective and Adverb Forms Mary Ellen Guffey, Business English, 7e Ch. 12- 11 Adjectives That Deserve Special Attention Adjectives as Articles • For ease in pronunciation use an before words beginning with vowel sounds. Mary has an e xcellent idea. It was an h onor to be named top salesperson. Don’t send an u nnecessary e-mail message. Mary Ellen Guffey, Business English, 7e Ch. 12- 12 Adjectives That Deserve Special Attention Adjectives as Articles • Use a before words beginning with consonant sounds. They plan to build a n ew building. I requested a o ne-day leave. A u tility stock can be profitable. Mary Ellen Guffey, Business English, 7e Ch. 12- 13 Adjectives That Deserve Special Attention This/That • Be sure to use the singular adjectives this and that with singular nouns....
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This note was uploaded on 10/17/2011 for the course OA 265 taught by Professor Lbrotsker during the Spring '11 term at Community College of Philadelphia.

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