Expand each sentence below by adding words or phrases that modify the nouns. The questions listed below suggest details you can add.Sentence: Messages request information.   Questions: What kind...

Expand each sentence below by adding words or phrases that modify the nouns. The questions listed below suggest details you can add.

Sentence:

Messages request information.

 

Questions:

  1. What kind of messages are heard?
  2. What information is requested?

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Ashley Kannan | Middle School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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This particular task involves the need for adjectives.  The ability to describe a noun is the function of an adjective.  It is vitally important for adjectives to present themselves prominently in writing for the ability of the author to convey meaning and bring out richness in visualization rests with the ability to describe what is happening.  For this, the adjective becomes important.  The sentence of "Messages request information" can be modified and enhanced in a variety of ways.  For example, "Urgent messages" can bring a feeling of tension, as if the need for deliberate and vital messages is present.  Another idea could be "Zealous," to indicate a feeling of intense emotion surrounding these messages.  If we wanted to play with the "information," we can toss in the idea of "detailed" or "specific" information as describing what kind of information is requested.  Thus, with adjectives, we can have new sentences such as the following:

"Urgent messages request detailed information."

"Zealous messages request specific information."

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