Term: Adjective

Definition:

Adjectives are one of the major parts of speech in English. They modify a noun or noun phrase. Often called describing words, they describs the quality, state or action that a noun refers to.

 

They can be used in various ways and positions in a sentence:

ADJECTIVE RULES:

  1. Adjectives can come before nouns: a new car
  2. Adjectives can come after verbs such as be, become, seem, look, etc.: that car looks fast
  3. They can be modified by adverbs: a very expensive car
  4. They can be used as complements to a noun: the extras make the car expensive

 

See Also: Comparative; Superlative; Predicative Adjective; Attributive Adjective; Count Noun; Parts of Speech

Category: Adjectives and Adverbs

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