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English. Parts of speech
PRESENTATION BY LERATO CANDICE MASILAONE
Adjectives qualify or describe Nouns and
Pronouns. They add interest and colour to
sentences by describing or giving more
Explanation of Adjectives.
The adjective may come before noun:
The adjective (clever, diligent) boy won the prize.
The adjective may follow a linking verb (is, am, was, were):
The girl is adjective (clever, diligent)
We may form adjectives from nouns:
Jane is an athlete (noun). He is an athletic (adjective) boy.
She won the competition for her beauty (abstract noun). The beautiful
(adjective) girl won the competition.
Paris has an interesting history (noun). It is an historical(adjective) place.
ADJECTIVES AND ADVERBS
He’s a careful driver.
He drives carefully.
He’s a quick worker.
He works quickly.
Adjective + ‘ly’
Kinds of ADJECTIVES
A verb is a ‘doing’ or an ‘action’ word.
Focus will be on tenses.
The three tenses:
Present, Past and Future
The tenses tells when the action takes places
PRESENT (TODAY) verb I paint a picture.
PAST (Yesterday) verb + ed I painted a
FUTURE (Tomorrow) Will/shall + verb I shall paint a
The meaning of each tense is subtly
I shall go to Cape Town tomorrow. (Future simple tense)
I will be going to Cape Town tomorrow. (Future continuous tense)
I shall have gone to Cape Town tomorrow. (Future perfect tense)
Simple present tense sentences.
(a) I eat lunch every afternoon.
(b) Max drives to work every day.
(c) We get up every morning.
(d) Kyle calls Mimi every weekend.
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PRACTICE OF TENSES
We _____ television every day.watch
My friend ____ her horse every day.rides
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