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ADJECTIVES Giving Information about People and Things
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When you want to give further information about something, than you can give by using a noun alone, you can use an adjective to identify it or describe it in more detail.
… a new idea.
… a new creative idea.
Ideas there are important .
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The form of an adjective does not change : you use the same form for singular and plural.
The next good plac e was forty-five miles further on.
Good plac es to fish were hard to find.
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When the adjective information is not the main purpose of a statement, they are placed in front of a noun .
She had a beautiful smile.
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Sometimes the main purpose of a statement is to give the information expressed by an adjective. When this happens, adjectives are places after a linking verb .
I’m cold .
She became ill .
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There is a large group of adjectives which identifies qualities that someone or something has. These are called qualitative adjectives .
… a sad story.
… a small child.
I think it would be wise to give up.
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There is another large group of adjectives which identifies someone or something as a member of a class. These are called the classifying adjectives .
… financial help.
… abdominal pains.
… a medieval manuscript.
… my daily shower.
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There is a small group of adjectives which identifies the colour of something. They are called colour adjectives .
… her blue eyes.
… a red balloon.
The scarlet letter.
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Another small group of adjectives are used to emphasize feelings or things you are talking about. These adjectives are called emphasizing adjectives .
He made me feel like a complete idiot.
Some of it was absolute rubbish.
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There is a small group of adjectives which is used in a very similar way to determiners to make the reference more precise. These are called postdeterminers because their place in a noun group is immediately after the determiner, if there is one, and before any other adjectives.
The following brief description…
… certain basic human qualities.
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There are a large number of English adjectives ending in ‘ing’, many of which are related to the present participle of a verb. According to some grammars they are called ‘ing’ adjectives .
… a very convincing example.
A surprising number of men stay bachelors.
… a warm welcoming smile.
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There is also a large number of English adjectives ending in ‘ed’, many of which are related to the past participle of a verb. In some grammars they are called ‘ed’ adjectives . The irregular past participles are also included.
Was it a broken bone?
… a disappointed man.
… sophisticated electronic devices.
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Compound adjectives are made up of two or more words, usually written with hyphens between them.