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Unformatted text preview: further from the truth. Adjectives just may be the most powerful, useful parts of speech in the whole language! Adjectives are the spice of language, the salsa on chips, the whipped cream on top, the special detail that tells listeners or readers what you really feel or mean. Here are some things adjectives do for communication: • • • • • • add color, deﬁnition, and detail clarify statements and explain new ideas paint visual images in the mind convey the emotions of the writer or speaker create emotions in the reader or listener help people win or lose arguments 88 use different parts of speech Without adjectives, your language would be limp and lifeless, and it probably wouldn’t give much useful information either. Consider the following sentences: Noah, my brother, brought home a dog. Noah, my youngest brother, brought home a dog. Noah, my youngest and silliest brother, brought home a darling little spotted puppy dog. The ﬁrst sentence provides facts, and that’s it. You have no idea what kind of dog, or how the writer feels...
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This document was uploaded on 11/30/2013.
- Fall '13