Adjectives and Prepositions (Words that go with Nouns)
Adjective: Describes nouns and pronouns. Answers the questions What kind? Which one? How many?
· What Kind?: Descriptive adjective
Ex: My car is the filthy one.
Ex: It is a two—door car.
· Which One?: Adjective that makes a noun specific (could be a pronoun)
Ex: Give me that wrench.
Ex: He won’t take my money.
· How many?: Numbering adjective
Ex: I had three miles left to go.
Ex: Each step required effort.
· Article: A, An, and The; Articles are adjectives because they modify their nouns.
Ex: I had to get a new Visa card.
Ex: It is next to the exit sign.
Preposition: Word or group of words that connect its object to other words in the sentence. A preposition and its object (a noun or pronoun) make up a prepositional phrase.
Ex: I (subject) read (verb) over my notes (prepositional phrase consisting of a preposition, an adjective/pronoun, and a plural noun).
Ex: She ran around the corner.
Ex: I looked through the window.
*Common prepositions: In, over, under, across, behind, at, on, after, between, from, for, near, to, with