Behold the modest adjective. It can leaptall buildings in a single bound. It makesthe average citizen smarter and kinder. Itkeeps you in the cleanest car on theblock. Such potent words should be usedwisely. Read on and learn how to useyour adjective powers for good.
An adjectives job is to modify a noun orpronoun. They are always near the noun orpronoun they are describing.Advice for creative writers:Be careful how you use adjectives such asinteresting, beautiful, great, wonderful, orexciting. Many adjectives like these areoverused and add little definition to asentence. Instead, show your reader or listenerwhat you are talking about by using verbs andnouns creatively. Sprinkle fewer well-chosenadjectives for interest.
The adjective forms are positive (normal), comparative, andsuperlative:•This tree is tall. (positive)•That tree is taller. (comparative)•The last tree in the row is the tallest. (superlative)A handful of adjectives have irregular forms of comparativeand superlative usage.These include good/better/best, bad/worse/worst,little/less/least, much-many-some/more/most,far/further/furthest.My lunch was good, hers was better, and yours was the best.Superlatives can also include words like: exceptional,outstanding, superb, unique
Compare these extracts from two job adverts:1. “Unique opportunity with a superbcommission structure, fantastic companyand exceptional career development”2. “Team leader role with a global marketleader, $150k+OTE and structured careerpath leading to management opportunitiesin 3 years”
Proper adjectives are derived from proper nouns. Theycommonly describe something in terms of nationality,religious affiliation, or culture. Like proper nouns,proper adjectives have their first letter capitalized.Some examples of proper adjectives include:•American•French•Japanese•Latino•Asian•Australian•Catholic•Lutheran•Jewish
Adjective Game• Race to write down ten adjectives starting with your given letter of the alphabet.• Hands up when you’ve got ten.