An adjective modifies a noun or pronoun. It describe , identify or quantify a noun or
Look at the example below:
Carol is smart.-In this sentence, smart is an adjective that modifies the proper noun
You are simply irresistible.-In this sentence, the adjective irresistible modifies the
proper noun you.
Where in a sentence do we usually find the adjectives?
1. Adjectives nearly always appear immediately before the noun they modify.
2. Adjectives are also found after the verb be, become, seem stay
verb be adjective
Plagiarism among students is now rampant.
Watching TV all day seems boring.
The opposition stays calm despite political pressure during election.
Charles becomes disciplined because of his military training in Korea.
3. Adjectives are also found immediately after the word THE
The rich man shares his money with the poor.
4. An adjective also follows the words feel, taste , smell, sound, and look.
Danielle is a charming baby.
Your books are expensive.
Chamomile oil smells good.
Castor oil tastes bad.
Order of adjectives placed before a noun:
Read the conversation below:
What have you noticed about the adjectives used in the conversation? They appear in
the different forms, right? Those forms pertain to the DEGREE OF ADJECTIVES.
I think my book is newest. It was just
published this month. It contains
more detailed and more updated
information on Human Anatomy.
I’d be happier
to lend the
book to you,
Hey, guess what!
I’ve found a new book
I’d be happy if
you lend it to
So what are three DEGRESS OF ADJECTIVES?
ORIGIN MATERIAL QUALIFIER NOUN
A beautiful red Italian leather belt bag
This soft round Japanese cake
Several expensive tiny Chinese figurines
Those crispy red apples
1. POSITIVE 2. COMPARATIVE 3. SUPERLATIVE
happy happier happiest
new new newest
dark darker darkest
smart smarter smartest
lucky luckier luckiest
busy busier busiest
thin thinner thinnest
far farther farthest
COMPARATIVE is used when comparing two things or items. On the other
hand,SUPERLATIVE is used when comparing more than two things or items.
Some adjectives need the word MORE to form comparative and the word MOST
to form the superlative degrees.
more difficult more terrible
most difficult most terrible
more honest more reliable
most honest most reliable