An adjective describes some aspect of a noun or a pronoun. When an adjective is describing a noun, we say it is ‘’modifying’’ it.
Adjectives of quality describe feeling or qualities; state nationality or origin; tell us about noun’s characteristics, age, size, shape, or color; indicate what something is made of; and made express judgments or values. They can be used in the following ways—
|Before a noun||Sameera is a voracious reader|
|After a ‘’be’’ verb||The movie was fabulous|
|After the verbs appear, become, feel, get, turns, tastes, smells, sounds||She appears dull in that dress|
|Without nouns||The homeless (i.e., homeless people) need our help.|
When adjectives are written one after the another, there is an order in which they are placed.
|some||tiny||Cylindric al||metal||drinking||Glass es|
Present and past participles of verbs can also be used as adjectives.
|past||-ed||Describes how people feel||I was amused by the article.|
|present||-ing||Describes what causes a feeling||It was an amusing article.|
COMPARATIVE DEGREE: the comparative form is always followed by “than’’
Ex: your pencil is longer than mine
The flower is more beautiful than its picture in the book
SUPERLATIVE DEGREE: the superlative form always had the definite article ‘’the’’ before it.
Ex: your pencil is the longest of the three in the box
That flower is the most beautiful of all those found in the region