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hni | Student, Undergraduate | Honors

Posted May 5, 2013 at 6:08 AM via web

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What are the adjectives and the nouns or pronouns they qualify from the following sentence? 

Taha dived into the cool waters of the pool.

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litteacher8 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted May 5, 2013 at 9:29 AM (Answer #1)

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The adjective in your sentence is “cool” and it describes the noun “waters.”

An adjective is a word that describes, or qualifies, a noun.  It tells what kind, which one, or how many.  A noun is a person, place, thing, or idea. 

In this case, there are three nouns in your sentence: Taha, waters, and pool.  Only one of them is being described with an adjective, although pool is described with an article, the, which is considered a type of adjective.

The word cool describes the waters, or tells what kind of waters they are.  Adjectives are useful because they give us more detail about their nouns.

 

 

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