An adjective is a describing word. It gives more information about something.
An adjective generally describes a Noun. A noun is a person, a place, or a thing.
An adjective is one of the nine parts of speech.
An adjective often comes BEFORE a noun:
- A green balloon
- an interesting story
- A beautiful girl
Sometimes an adjective comes AFTER a verb:
- The Sky is Blue.
- They are happy people.
- Our house is very big.
Adjectives can Describe feelings or qualities, nationality or origin, age, things, size and measurement, color, material, shape, judgment, or a value.
|Feelings or qualities||Sad, happy|
|Value/opinion||delicious, lovely, charming|
|Size||small, huge, tiny, tall|
|Age/Temperature||old, hot, young|
|Shape||Oval, round, square, rectangular, triangle|
|Colour||Green, red, blonde, black, blue, yellow|
|Nationality or origin||Swedish, Victorian, Chinese, Indian|
|Material||plastic, wooden, silver|
- My coat is very old.
- The sunset was crimson and gold.
- There were few cars.
- Most people like ice cream.
- I used the wooden spoon.
- This is a very long film.
- This clock is German.
COMPARATIVE AND SUPERLATIVE OF ADJECTIVES
A Comparative Adjective is a word that describes a noun by comparing it to another noun. Comparative adjectives typically end in ‘er’ and are followed by the word ‘than’.
- My house is larger than yours.
- I like cats better than dogs.
- Ronaldo is a better player than Dhoni.
- Grandfather is looking older and older.
A Superlative Adjective is a word that describes a noun by comparing it to two or more nouns to the highest or lowest degree. Superlative adjectives typically end in ‘est’ and are preceded by the word ‘the’.
- Everest is the highest mountain in the world.
- Your dog ran the fastest of any dog in the race.
- She is the smartest girl in our class.
- This is the most interesting book I have ever read.
AS + ADJECTIVE + AS
As + Adjective + As is used to compare people, places, things that are the same or equal.
- A tiger is as dangerous as a lion.
- You can eat as much as you want.
- The apple is as good as the orange.
- My phone is as good as the in the store.
NOT AS + ADJECTIVE + AS
Not As + Adjective + As is used to make comparisons between things which aren’t equal.
- A bicycle is not as expensive as a car.
- She’s not singing as loudly as she can.
- Arthur is not as intelligent as Albert.