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what is the adjective of this sentence?: Several times the balloon dipped dangerously.

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> 60 days ago

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pigtoria
pigtoria writes:
Hi Anonymous....

Adjectives are not difficult to identify.  They are usually the word preceding a noun.  So first you look for the nouns in the sentence.  There are two in this sentence - "times" and "balloon".  The word "the" precedes balloon and we know that "the" is not an adjective.  So the only word that could be adjective would be "several" because that is the only other word that precede a noun.

The word "several" is an adjective.  

Hope this helps!

Vicki
> 60 days ago

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Karenmom
Karenmom writes:
In this sentence you have 2 adjectives "several" & "times".  

The word times is also describing the noun and supports the adjective several--describing several what.

To diagram this sentence it would look like this:

Adjective  Adjective   Article   Noun    /  Verb        Adverb.
Several      times          the     balloon/ dipped    dangerously.

I've included links to help with this in the future.

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Karenmom
Karenmom writes:
I'm sure you already know, but I forgot to include that the part that contains the noun is the subject and the part that contains the verb is the predicate.

Also, you may find it helpful to know that Adjectives are describing words, so they will always describe something as in this sentence, Several describes (how many) times describes (what).  Adverbs are also descriptive words but they support the verb, they are usually active words such as the word dangerously is used in this sentence.

Hope this helps!
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Karenmom
Karenmom writes:
Also, I think it's important that you know that Adjectives DO NOT always precede the noun, they actually can be behind the noun in sentences too, but they will still support or describe the noun as adverbs may be in front OR behind the verb, they describe or support the verb.
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Kevinsarah7
Kevinsarah7 writes:
The adjective in this sentence is the article 'the".  Adjectives answer the questions, which one, what kind of, how many, whose, how much, and also to what degree.  Adjectives usually come before the word that they modify, but not always.  

Several   times   the   balloon   dipped  dangerously
   /\           /\       /\       /\         /\             /\
adj.          adv.    art.      n.        v.            adv.
/\              /\       /\                                   /\
times      dipped     balloon                         dipped
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