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THE ADJECTIVE IN ENGLISH GRAMMAR

Definition Of Adjective:

Adjectives are words qualifying nouns or describing words. They qualify or describe nouns. They are called noun-helper.

Adjectives are a large class of words (for example, good, bad, new, accurate, careful) which define more precisely the reference of a noun or pronoun. An adjective gives more distinct meaning to a noun or a pronoun by describing or limiting it.

 

All adjectives answer three specific questions about the nouns or pronouns they are modifying:

Examples:

What kind? strong, cheerful, red
Which one(s) this, that, these, those
How many? few, some, three, several

Adjectives That Follow Verbs

Pay special attention to adjectives that follow verbs. Sometimes, the adjective follows a verb, but it describes a noun or pronoun that comes before the verb.

Examples:

These strawberries taste sour.
The pickles are salty

Adjectives are used either attributively or predicatively.

The boy is clever The problem is easy

Adjectives have many different endings. Many adjectives are created simply by adding certain suffixes to words that were previously nouns or verbs.

Some adjectives end in -ful. These adjectives describe noun or pronouns that are full of something or have a lot of something.
a joyful smile a beautiful face a careful student
a cheerful baby a powerful machine a wonderful time
colorful clothes a useful book a skillful player

Some adjectives end in -ous.

a mountainous area a famous writer a dangerous job
a poisonous snake a humorous film a generous gift

Some adjectives end in -y.

a sunny day a noisy car dirty hands
an easy test a cloudy sky stormy weather

Some adjectives end in -less. These adjectives describe a person or thing that does not have something.

a meaningless word a sleeveless dress a fearless fighter
a careless driver a cloudless sky seedless grapes

Some adjectives end in -al.

actual final general
mental physical special

Here are some adjectives that end in -ic, -ish, -ible, -able, -ive and -ly.

enthusiastic shouting comfortable clothes expensive jewellery
a selfish act a likeable child friendly teachers
a fantastic singer visible footprints an imaginative story

Many adjectives end in -ing.

a smiling face an outstanding swimmer chattering monkeys
loving parents a disappointing result a caring nurse

Many adjectives end in -ed.

boiled eggs satisfied customers wasted time
excited students reduced prices invited guests

Many adjectives end in -ar.

familiar particular popular
regular similar

 

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