Adjectives and adjectival phrases

Adjectives and adjectival phrases How many adjectives can you spot in this paragraph? The tall girl brushed her silky hair. She had just removed the hairy spider her obnoxious brother had cunningly hidden between her

small bottles of pink nail varnish. She sighed deeply. These stupid pranks would have to end soon. She took her brothers bendy tooth brush and rubbed it slowly against the peach soap. He should have fresh breath tomorrow, she thought. How many adjectives can you spot in

this paragraph? The tall girl brushed her silky hair. She had just removed the hairy spider her obnoxious brother had cunningly hidden between her small bottles of pink nail varnish. She sighed deeply. These stupid pranks would have to end soon. She took her brothers bendy tooth brush and rubbed it slowly against the peach soap.

He should have fresh breath tomorrow, she thought. An adjectival phrase can be made by combining more than one adjective: The rich chocolate melted in her mouth. (adjective) The rich and creamy chocolate melted in her

mouth. (adjectival phrase) An adjectival phrase can give more detail about a noun. It can help to answer the questions: a) Which chocolate? b) What was the chocolate like?

eg She tasted the chocolate in the silver wrapper. An adjectival phrase can come before or after a noun. She tasted the chocolate which was melting fast. She tasted the fast-melting chocolate.

Can you spot the adjectival phrases in these sentences? a) He realised she was very cruel. b) The boy with the blue sweater walked out. c) The man from Sheffield was innocent. d) The tight-lipped teacher ordered him out.

Can you spot the adjectival phrases in these sentences? a) He realised she was very cruel. b) The boy with the blue sweater walked out. c) The man from Sheffield was innocent. d) The tight-lipped teacher ordered him out. Now write some of your own.

a) He threw the ball. b) The girl walked right up to him. c) His mother had always disliked his writing. d) She hated this food.

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