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  • 1. AdjectivesAn adjective is used to describe someone or something. It gives more information ina sentence.The frail, old woman found it difficult to walk unaided. She was cautious and careful. Adjectives describe Adjectives describe someone (woman). someone (she).There are several kinds of adjectives: Type of adjective Example describing adjectives intelligent, beautiful, tall, spindly, obese, shy, green, These are the most common and describe athletic, clever, shiny a person, place or thing. The shiny coin flashed in the sunlight. The beautiful, white cat strutted across the garden. proper adjectives Australian native animals are unique. These are proper nouns used as adjectives. The June rain is ideal for plants. adjectives of order first, third, last These tell position. He was the last boy in the queue. She was in third place in her age race. possessive adjectives my, his, her, their, your, its, our These tell who something belongs to. This is our garden. Is this your magazine? numbering adjectives two, thirty, many, several, lots of, each, every, These tell how many. most, several, few There were several girls in the play. There were five levels in the building. compound adjectives half-ripe, feather-light, fast-moving, well-developed These are adjectives joined by hyphens. The feather-light sponge won first prize. For more homework help, tips and info sheets go to www.schoolatoz.com.au © Owned by State of NSW through the Department of Education and Communities 2011. This work may be freely reproduced and distributed 1/1 for non-commercial educational purposes only. Permission must be received from the department for all other uses.