Hey readers! Or should I say, hey curious readers! What did I just do? I threw an adjective in the same sentence. Which word was an adjective? If you guessed the word “curious”, you got it right! The word “curious” is used as an adjective. Most of us use adjectives when we speak, without realizing we just used them. Let’s understand what an adjective is.
Definition of Adjectives:
An adjective is a part of speech. Adjectives are words that describe a noun. We use them in sentences to give a noun a description. Such as just saying a house, we can describe the house as, “A large house”. Adjectives are our way of telling people what things around us are like.
The simple way to check if a sentence has an adjective, is to just question yourself, do the sentence you read or hear describe a person, place, animal, thing, or idea? If it does, then the describing word is an adjective.
Adjective examples in sentences:
Sheena is wearing a soft green dress.
Addie is wearing a square glass.
Ryo is a brave boy.
The tiger is a ferocious animal.
This museum has ancient artifacts.
Let’s practice a few sentences:
Try filling in the blanks with adjective/adjectives.
The room was filled with ………………balloons. (colorful/ lot of/ no)
The party was filled with …………….people. (noisy/ lot of/ less)
Sam got me a bag of ……………….apples. ( red/ one/ more)
The teacher sat on a ………….chair. (wooden/ teacher’s)
Idioms are a group of words that signifies/ has a meaning together as a set phrase or is usually symbolic to an expression. It does not have a direct meaning of words individually used.
For example, the idiom, “See red” does not mean a person sees anything that is red in color, it is just symbolic to signify anger. This signifies that the person is very angry.
5 Popular Idioms with Examples
Once in a blue moon: A rare occurrence. Example: My boss considers appraisals once in a blue moon.
On cloud nine: To be ecstatic or joyful. Example: I was on cloud nine with my promotion in hand.
Hand in glove: To be closely associated with or in collaboration with someone for completing an action. Example: The team is working hand in glove with other departments to achieve company sales targets.
Flesh and blood: Refers a relation or direct family members, to be directly related to another having the same DNA. Example: Shaina couldn’t punish her sons for their actions as they were her own flesh and blood
Second hand: Not of original source, not new. Example: It is a wise idea to buy a renewed or a second-hand gadget if in a good condition.
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Interrogative Sentence is used to ask questions. And, the most common interrogative words, in alphabetical order, are:
These words are sometimes called “wh-words” because most of them begin with wh. “Who,” a wh-word is our interrogative word of the day.
“Who,” pronounced /ho͞o/, is a Pronoun that means what or which person or people, among other things.
Who is Behind the Mask
For example, you may go to a Halloween party and hear a native English speaker ask, “Who is behind the mask?” This may even be something you’ve wondered about Batman or the anime character Tuxedo Mask. By asking this, the speaker wants to know who is wearing the mask. Sometimes costumes conceal identity.
The idiom “change of heart” doesn’t literally mean that you can swap one organ with another. It means that you can change your mind, usually after long consideration.
As you know, you can’t change your heart, you were born with it. But, the English idiom “change of heart” implies that you can.
Mary Had a Change of Heart and Set Her Little Lamb Free
You may know the Nursery Rhyme, “Mary Had a Little Lamb”. Taking from that, I have an example of the idiom “change of heart” to share:
Mary had a little lamb. Mary loved her little lamb. But, one day she had a change of heart and decided it was time to set the little lamb free. For she knew that to love something is to let it go. If it returns, it loves you.