Rewriting Adjectives and Adverbs
Suggestion: Have the students discuss any differences of meaning that they sense in the two versions. For example, in # 10, "American poet" suggests nationality, whereas "poet of America" implies that he wrote about (and somehow captured the nature of) America.
1. The wind blew violently. |
The wind blew with violence.2. Edward answered politely. |
Edward answered in a polite way. or "with politeness"3. Rita dances gracefully. |
Rita dances with grace.4. He speaks truthfully. |
He speaks in truth.5. The waves dashed furiously. |
The waves dashed in fury.6. A brick wall surrounds the yard (DO). |
A wall of brick surrounds the yard.7. The Aronsons' yard is beautiful (PA). |
The yard of the Aronsons is beautiful.8. Important business delayed the messenger (DO). |
Business of importance delayed the messenger.9. Robert painted a beautiful picture (DO). |
Robert painted a picture of beauty.10. Robert Frost was an American poet (PN). |
Robert Frost was a poet of America.