Proper Adjectives

July 19, 2016 Comments Off on Proper Adjectives

Adjectives are words that describe nouns and pronouns.

Proper nouns are nouns that name specific people, places, things, or ideas. Think of proper as meaning specific.

  • Notice that proper nouns always begin with a capital letter.
  • Examples of proper nouns: America, English, Paris

Proper Adjectives

Proper adjectives are adjectives that are formed from proper nouns.

Most proper adjectives identify people, places, languages, or groups.

  • Examples of proper adjectives: American cars, English grammar, Parisian scarf

Notice that proper adjectives are still performing the job of an adjective: They are all describing nouns.

Edited from source: English Grammar Revolution/Proper Adjectives

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