Affinity for Adjectives

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Word Game 

Adverbs describe or modify the meaning of verbs or adjectives to make them more specific. 

Examples

• Fortunately, the outgoing children enjoyed a sunny day at the beach by playing wildly.

Fortunately = adverb

children = noun (plural subject)

outgoing= adjective being used to describe the children 

enjoyed = verb (past participle)

sunny = adjective being used to describe the day 

beach= noun

playing = verb (progressive)

wildly= adverb to describe how they play

Here is another example

Phillip sings loudly in the shower; however, he speaks mildly to his coworkers.

Phillip = proper noun

sings = verb

loudly= adverb to describe the verb “sings”

shower = noun

however = conjunctive adverb connecting two ideas

he = pronoun

speaks = verb

mildly = adverb

coworkers = object (plural)

Directions

  1. Select the adverb word group. 
  2. It’s extremely important that you know how to correctly pronounce a word.
  3. Google a word that you don’t know how to pronounce. Usually, there will be a megaphone next to the Googled word. Click on the megaphone to listen to the word’s correct pronunciation. 
  4. Use Google or a dictionary to learn each adjective word definition.
  5. Write (2) compound sentences for each of the (3) three listed adverbs. 

A compound sentence is (2) two (or more) independent clauses joined by a coordinating conjunction or semicolon. 

Example/Practice Game

A. faithful • fancy• fanatical (adjectives) 

B. feebly • feverishly• felicitously (adverbs) 

C. fascinate • falter • fashion (verbs) 

Here is an example of how your answer should be written: 

Correct Answer

D. This is the adjective word group. 

• The faithful, fanatical churchgoer dressed in a fancy ensemble when she attended church. (Simple Sentence) 

 • The man was sick, but he feebly did sweep the store floor feverishly and felicitously, smiling all the while. (Compound Sentence)

• After the YouTube star did fascinate the watcher about how to sew an outfit, the watcher did not falter when she did fashion a dress out of duct tape. (Complex Sentence) 

• When the artist noticed the fashionable outfit, she became a fanatic of that style of clothing and fashioned her own line of clothing to mimic that style. (Compound-Complex Sentence) 

Now, it’s time to play the game. 

Game 1 

Directions

A. pacify • placate• perpetuate

B. presumably • previously • presently 

C. pleasant • passionate • partisan

Game 2 

A. backfire • bamboozle • barricade

B. blithely • bluntly • boldly

C. barb • bias • blitz 

D. bashful • bodacious • blissful

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