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Adjectives

Adjectives are words that describe nouns and pronouns, for example, pretty, happy, ugly, or smart. Adjectives usually come before the noun, as in, "That was a scary movie!"

Sometimes, adjectives follow a verb, like in the sentence, "Your baby is very cute." But in this case, the adjective still modifies the subject of the sentence (your baby), not the verb (is).

Remember, unlike in some other languages, adjectives have only one form in English. They don't have a singular and plural form or a masculine and feminine form. For instance, you wouldn't say, "Those girls are beautifuls." Even though there is more than one girl, you'd still say, "Those girls are beautiful." Adjectives look the same no matter what noun they describe.

Adjectives are also used to describe how someone feels. These adjectives often end in "ed," like excited and pleased. Adjectives of emotion often follow the verb "to be." For example, "Robert is excited to see the new Star Wars movie."

Adjectives Grammar Quiz

  1. Ella is a girl.

  2. Politics is and often uninspiring.

  3. Zach's new kitten is so .

  4. Isn't the spaghetti sauce ?

  5. The windows make the room .

  6. Reality show celebrities are so in American culture right now.

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Adjectives Lessons:

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farah2

Morocco

good

11:22 PM Feb 23 2009 |

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China

more particular ,please

04:09 PM Feb 20 2009 |

Abd'Arrahman

Tunisia

Sami is a smart guy.

 In this example the adjective comes after a verb (is) and before a noun (guy).

08:08 PM Feb 19 2009 |

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*butterfly wings*

Saudi Arabia

my baby got a beautiful heart .

10:50 PM Feb 18 2009 |

Ansuba

Mexico

When I use more than one adjective in a sentense for example: The round, blue bowl. Which is the correct order of adjectives?

 

09:33 PM Feb 18 2009 |

jemyhyss

jemyhyss

United States

the house is big

05:28 PM Feb 16 2009 |

jemyhyss

jemyhyss

United States

ugly

05:26 PM Feb 16 2009 |

colorrojo7

El Salvador

The house is big.

05:56 PM Feb 15 2009 |

azsxdc

Egypt

can i share with you

05:55 PM Feb 12 2009 |

sara-2008

Algeria

Thanks for you , pls we need more examples.

12:01 PM Feb 11 2009 |