Using Describing Words 'Own' and 'Very'| Grade 3 | ORCHIDS
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Describing Words

Concept: Using 'own' and 'very '


  • The words ‘very’ and ‘own’ are also called common emphasizing adjectives that are used to stress some ideas.
  • Emphasizing adjectives are words used to focus on a noun or the subject of a sentence.
  • The adjective that stress on a particular point, or a thing is called an emphasizing adjective.
  • These describing words can be applied to any noun that they modify, which could be a place, person, animal, or thing. They describe the things, feelings or actions effectively.
  • A sentence is complete without using an emphasizing adjective. These adjectives give emphasis to the noun in the sentence.




In the first sentence, the emphasizing adjective ‘very’ is used to stress the importance of the noun ‘dress’.

2.This is the dress I want to buy for my birthday party.

In sentence two, the emphasizing adjective ‘very’ is omitted, however, it is still a complete sentence.

Common Emphasizing Words

Some of the commonly used emphasizing words are given below with their corresponding nouns:

Emphasizing Adjectives Nouns(feelings/actions/things)
very thing
own eyes
total loss
absolute waste
utter confusion
perfect acheivement
pure joy

We will focus only on the words , ‘very’ and ‘own’.

Usage of the Words, ‘very’ and ‘own’

The words ‘very’ and ‘own’ are the common emphasizing adjectives used.

  • The word ‘own’ stresses on the possession of something by the noun.
  • The word ‘very’ is used when we want to indicate that the given noun is the exact noun that is being referred to.


Let us have a look at how they are used in a sentence.



b. Don’t you have your own notebook?


Emphasizing adjectives can also be used together. The words ‘very’ and ‘own’ can be used together to emphasize on an idea.


Finally, I got my very own car.


Have a look at the mindmap to understand the usage of 'own' and 'very' better.

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