Adjectives and Articles
An adjective describes a noun or a pronoun.
It tells what kind, how many, or which one.
What Kind: huge, luxurious ship
How Many: 2,200 passengers; many minutes
Which One: that iceberg
The articles a, an, and the appear before nouns or other adjectives. Use a before words that begin with a consonant sound. Use an before words that begin with a vowel sound. Use the before words beginning with any letter.
a lifeboat, a tragic shipwreck
an hour, an awful sound
the anchor, the satin shoes
An adjective formed from a proper noun is a proper adjective. Proper adjectives are capitalized.
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