What are adjectives?

What are adjectives?
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{{ Adjectives are describing words. }}



*Definition of Adjective*

Adjectives are describing words. /Large/, /grey/ and /friendly/ are all
examples of adjectives. In the examples below, these adjectives are used to
describe an elephant.  


Large elephant
Grey elephant
Friendly elephant

*Adjectives Modify Nouns*

The word elephant is a noun. Adjectives are added to nouns to state what
kind, what colour, which one or how many. Adjectives are said to modify
nouns and are necessary to make the meanings of sentences clearer or more


Follow the yellow cab.
(In this example, the adjective /yellow/ modifies the noun /cab/.)

Craig caught another large bass.
(In this example, the adjective /large/ modifies the noun /bass/.)

It is the girl with the pale face again.

The principal words should be in bold.
(Beware of the adjective /principal/ - see right)

The rusty nail he stood on was the cause of the infection. 

Please put the old documents in the shredder.

There is an essential matter we need to discuss.

Peter guessed the right number.

*Adjectives Modify Pronouns*

Although less common, adjectives can also modify pronouns.


It is a blue one

Source: www.grammar-monster.com/lessons/adjectives.htm

what are adjectives

Adjective - Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


** Adjective **

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The Simple English Wiktionary has a definition for: /*adjective*/.

An *adjective* is a name for a word that modifies (describes) a noun. Nouns
are words that name a place, a person, a thing, or an idea. An adjective is
a word that gives more information about the noun that goes with it

Word Order

As a rule, in English, the adjective comes before the noun it describes.

Some examples, with the adjective in *bold*:

· I like *blue* skies and *fluffy* clouds.
· He is a *nice* man.
· It was a *cold* day.
· They are *good* people


Sometimes an adjective is not followed by a noun:

· The sky is *blue*.
· The joke she told was so *funny*, I could not stop laughing all day.
· He went *crazy*

It's still an adjective, because we could have "the blue sky", "the funny
joke", and "the crazy man". The adjective is still describing the noun
though they are not side by side.

An adjective is a name for a word that modifies (describes) a noun. Nouns
are words that name a place, a person, or a thing. An adjective is a word
that gives instant status about the noun to enable to make a clear picture
of the noun in the mind of the reader and create a feeling of the writer.


· 1 Comparative and Superlative
· 2 Nouns as noun modifiers
· 3 Adjectives and adverbs
· 4 100 Adjectives used in Basic English

*Comparative and Superlative[change]*

Sometimes there are different forms of the same adjective. If one joke
makes a person laugh laugh more than another joke, then that joke is

Source: simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adjective

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