What is an adjective and Examples of adjectives?

By Shubham Jindal

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Adjectives are words that describe or modify, or add meaning to, other words. They are usually placed before the noun or pronoun that they modify.


Tell us about shape: Example – A rectangular box – A square envelope

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Tell us about material/what something is made of: Example – It was a wooden table – She wore a cotton dre


Tell us about colour: Example – Paul wore a red shirt. – The sunset was crimson and gold.

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Tell us about size and measurement: Example – John is a tall man. – This is a very long film.


Tell us about age: Example – He is a young man. – My coat is very old.

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Tell more about a thing’s characteristics: Example – A wooden table. – The knife is sharp.


Give nationality or origin: Example – Pierre is French – This clock is German – Our house is Victorian


Describe feelings or qualities: Example – He is a sad man – They are happy people


Express a judgement or a value: Example – A  fantastic film – Grammar is boring

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What is an adjective and examples? An adjective is a word that describes the traits, qualities, or number of a noun. What are examples of adjectives? Descriptive words like “beautiful,” “smooth,” or “heavy” are all adjectives, as are numbers ( “twelve eggs”).


10 Examples of Adjective – Charming. – Cruel. – Fantastic. – Gentle. – Huge. – Perfect. – Rough. – Sharp.


What is a adjective easy definition? : a word belonging to one of the major form classes in any of numerous languages and typically serving as a modifier of a noun to denote a quality of the thing named, to indicate its quantity or extent, or to specify a thing as distinct from something else The word red in "the red car" is an adjective.


How do you teach adjectives for beginners? Discover how you can make learning fun with these exciting and easy adjective-based language games. 1. Introduce yourself. ... 2. Adjective match. ... 3. Noun showdown. ... 4. Show and tell. ... 5. Describing the day. ... 6. Riddle game using adjectives. ... 7. Circling the adjectives on favorite stories. ... 8. Lucky dip.