What are Adjectives? Definition, Types, Usage with Examples

What are Adjectives?

Questions Adjectives Ask

What is the importance of adjectives?

  1. We live in a beautiful village.
  2. Stella was wearing a sleeveless shirt yesterday.
  3. This soup is not edible.
  4. He wore a beautiful shirt.
  5. Willaim writes meaningless story.
  6. This shop is much nicer.
  7. They wore a beautiful uniforms.
  8. Charlie is an sharp baby.
  9. Sophia’s hair is gorgeous.
  10. This rode is not breakable.

Common Adjective Endings

  • ful: faithful, awful, cheerful, doubtful, forceful
  • ar: popular, cellular, spectacular, vulgar
  • able/-ible: achievable, credible, gullible, illegible, sensible, capable, remarkable, horrible
  • al: viral, functional, annual, individual, logical, essential, educational, gradual, illegal, nocturnal
  • some: handsome, awesome, lonesome, wholesome
  • less: doubtless, restless, endless, helpless, homeless, fearless, breathless, groundless, careless
  • ic: rustic, terrific, cubic, manic
  • ive: persuasive, intensive, adaptive, attractive, dismissive, inventive
  • ous: fabulous, adventurous, famous, generous, courageous, dangerous, tremendous
  • ent: potent, silent, intelligent, violent

Adjective Examples

Adjectives Example Sentences

  • Addison was a very gorgeous lady.
  • The dog is an intelligent pet.
  • This dish is delicious with cheez.
  • I was too nervous to swim.
  • The kitty put its tiny hand in mine.
  • Isabella is a smart girl.
  • The big basket was full of yellow mangoes.
  • The new clock was broken.
  • How could he explain her abrupt disappearance from the hall?
  • I’m amazed that he keeps so cheerful.
  • We argued him out of going on such a dangerous journey.
  • William looked relaxed and elegant and had the patina of success.
  • The students here are quite friendly with one another.
  • Benjamin takes a ghoulish delight in reading about horrific murders.
  • After giving up smoking, he became irritable.
  • Amelia told me all the juicy details.
  • His cruelty belied his kind words.
  • Lucas’s too macho to ever admit he was wrong.
  • Noah looked like a nutty professor.
  • Mia was so repulsive that surely no one would be interested in her.
  • It was a scary moment.
  • Relax! You’re getting too uptight about it.
  • This website is a vast treasure trove of information.
  • Olivia was most zealous in performing her jobs.

Types of Adjectives in English

  • Comparative adjectives
  • Superlative adjectives
  • Predicate adjectives
  • Compound adjectives
  • Possessive adjectives
  • Demonstrative adjectives
  • Proper adjectives
  • Participial adjectives
  • Limiting adjectives
  • Descriptive adjectives
  • Interrogative adjectives
  • Attributive adjectives
  • Distributive adjectives

Order of Adjectives

  1. Quantity or number
  2. Quality or opinion
  3. Size
  4. Age
  5. Shape
  6. Color
  7. Proper adjective (often nationality, other place of origin, or material)
  8. Purpose or qualifier

Where to Place an Adjective in a Sentence?

Comparison of Adjectives by Degrees

Comparative

  • Olivia is smarter than Oliver.
  • Oliver’s party was more fun than Ava’s.
  • She is smarter than she thinks.
  • Sophia is taller than Amelia.
  • Car is faster than bike.
  • Father is happier than mother.

Superlative

  • Sophia is the smartest girl in the town.
  • Charlotte is the tallest when compared to her sisters.
  • I can find the most comfortable jeans.
  • Jupiter is the biggest planet in our solar system.
  • She is the most intellegent girl in our class.
  • This is the most interesting novel I have ever read.
  • I am the tallest person in my family.

Adjectives Ending in -ED and -ING

List of Adjectives

My Considerations

Recap of we just learned

  • What are Adjectives?
  • Questions Adjectives Ask
  • What is the importance of adjectives?
  • Common Adjective Endings
  • Adjective Examples
  • Adjectives Example Sentences
  • Types of Adjectives in English
  • Order of Adjectives
  • Where to Place an Adjective in a Sentence?
  • Comparison of Adjectives by Degrees
  • Adjectives Ending in -ED and -ING
  • What are Adjective Suffixes?
  • List of Adjectives
  • Info Graphics About Adjective

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