Adjectives

"Talking About Adjectives"



Sometimes you just need more information. Well, the adjectives rap song is the perfect seasoning to any noun diet. Adjectives are words that describe nouns. They can be an opinion, a size, the shape, age or color of a noun. This adjectives rap helps you brush up on your descriptive words. Remember this, if you enjoy something, be sure you can describe it!





Ladies and gentleman... Random presents: Adjectives. Adjectives are describing words, as you may know. But they can be used in many, many, many ways. Listen up.

We’re talking about
Size, like tiny; Opinion, like wise;
Feelings, like happy, sad or otherwise;
Age, like antique; Color, like brown.
Adjectives are words that describe nouns. (x2)


Sometimes you just need more info,
You need words to keep descriptions from being simple.
And they're asking the reasoning,
Think of words as food, and adjectives? They would be the seasoning.
One time I had a little puppy,
Six-month-old Collie by the name of Lucky.
Every day we would run and frolic all playfully,
‘Til I lost my grip on the leash, she got away from me.
Made signs to put up around the neighborhood,
Hoping someone saw her and she wouldn't stay away for good.
Without those describing words,
I don't think I would've had a chance of finding her.

We’re talking about
Size, like tiny; Opinion, like wise;
Feelings, like happy, sad or otherwise;
Age, like antique; Color, like brown.
Adjectives are words that describe nouns. (x2)


Something you need to know before you write it down,
Adjectives will more than likely come before a noun.
The big bad wolf? Big and bad are adjectives,
Stir 'em in the pot, no artificial additives.
Hear my advice and take this,
Master the basics and watch your grades rise like cake mix.
Any good recipes got those in the mixture,
And those are descriptors so now you get the picture.

Last thing I'll add which is definitely worth mentioning,
Adjectives usually describe intensity.
Add an -er, an -est,
Now it's nicer, or the nicest thing that I've ever seen.
Brighter than the bright light, that would be the brightest,
Grammar is free, but adjectives are priceless.
Thank you for listening, and remember this,
If you enjoy something, be sure you can describe it!

Size, like tiny; Opinion, like wise;
Feelings, like happy, sad or otherwise;
Age, like antique; Color, like brown.
Adjectives are words that describe nouns.


We’re talking about
Size, like tiny; Opinion, like wise;
Feelings, like happy, sad or otherwise;
Age, like antique; Color, like brown.
Adjectives are words that describe nouns.

Adjectives? They would be the seasoning.


Adjectives are describing words. They tell you more information about nouns. (A noun is a person, place, thing or idea. If you need to brush up on nouns, take a listen to our noun song.) Adjectives describe size, opinions, feelings, age and color. The reason why Random calls them "the seasoning" is because they make sentences zestier and tastier. In other words, adjectives make your language more interesting because they help show what a noun is like.

Find your missing cat with some helpful adjectives.


Have you ever seen a missing pet sign hanging in your neighborhood? Usually these signs describe exactly what the dog or cat or chinchilla or lizard looks like. Without adjectives, it would be impossible to describe the missing pet, and there would be little hope of finding Lucky again.

Look at that tiny frog.


Some adjectives that describe size include enormous, small, big, minuscule, medium, gargantuan and super. ‪‬Can you think of other adjectives that describe size?

The thinker looks wise.


If you think the girl sitting on the other side of the classroom is funny, you're describing her with adjective. But other people might not agree that she is funny, so that makes "funny" an opinion adjective. Other opinion adjectives include delicious, terrible, pretty and weird. ‪‬Can you think of other adjectives that describe opinions?

These kids are happy!


How are you feeling? Whether you're happy, sad, excited, exhausted, bored or energetic, you'll have to answer with an adjective. ‪‬Can you think of other adjectives that describe feelings?

The older grandparents held their newborn grandson.


Old, young, antique, modern and newborn are all adjectives that describe age or a person or thing. ‪‬What are other adjectives that describe age?

What color paint spilled on the road? Yellow paint.


What is your favorite color? Whether it is blue, green or chartreuse, your favorite color is an adjective. (And the colors you don't like are adjectives, too). ‪‬What are other adjectives that describe color?

If your family is from Italy, then you are Italian. Italian is an adjective.


In addition to size, opinion, feeling, age and color, adjectives describe some other things, too, like shape, origin, and material. Shape adjectives include square, triangular, oblong or short. Origin adjectives, like Italian, African, Thai or American, tell you where someone is from. Material adjectives tell you what something is made out of, like whether it is wooden, silver or gold.

The big bad wolf.


Adjectives usually come before nouns. It's "the big bad wolf" and not "the wolf big bad." Similarly, you'd say "the silly young boy" and not "the boy silly young." Adjectives can come after nouns when the verb "to be" follows the noun, though. So you could say, The wolf is big and bad, or the boy is silly and young.
Descriptor is another word for adjective. You can remember it because it has the word "describe" in it.

Is this a happy baby? Or the happiest baby?


If you want to make an adjective describe intensity, add an -er or -est to the end. When you add -er, it means that something is more intense than something else, and -est is the most intense. So if you are happy but Carrie is happier, that means she is more happy than you. And if Sean is the happiest, he is the most happy; nobody is happier than Sean.

The ugly old green German car.


When you are using more than one adjective to describe a noun, the different types of adjectives always go in a specific order. The order is always opinion, size, shape, age, color, origin and material. For example, you would say "the ugly old green German car", but it wouldn't sound right to say "the old ugly German green car." You don't need to spend time memorizing the order, though. If you spend time speaking English, you'll know what sounds right.
What is an adjective?
An adjective is a word that describes a noun.
"Think of words as food, and adjectives? They would be the _______."
Seasoning
What is the adjective in this sentence?
The green frog jumped in the air.
Green
What type of adjective is "green"?
A color adjective
What is the adjective in this sentence?
The little baby cried at night.
Little
What type of adjective is "little"?
A size adjective
What is the adjective in this sentence?
I spoke with the smart woman who won Jeopardy.
Smart
What type of adjective is "smart"?
An opinion adjective
What noun does the adjective describe in this sentence?
The sleepy boy dozed off on the bus.
Boy
What noun does the adjective describe in this sentence?
We live in the brown house.
House

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