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Describing Words

Concept: Using 'own' and 'very '

Definition

  • 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.

Examples:

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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.

Examples:

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

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b. Don’t you have your own notebook?

Exceptions

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

Example:

Finally, I got my very own car.

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

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