a. ‘Scale’ and ‘limit’ adjectives
For example :
a. Terrible (very bad, of low quality, or unpleasant)
a terrible accident
the weather was absolutely terrible
b. Awful (very bad, of low quality, or unpleasant)
an awful place
the film was absolutely awful
c. Dreadful (extremely bad or unpleasant)
a dreadful mistake
a dreadful man
a dreadful accident
2. ( very) good
a. Marvelous (extremely good)
What a marvelous idea!
b. Wonderful (very good)
A wonderful idea
c. Great (very good)
A great time
d. terrific (excellent, a terrific opportunity)
(very large, serious, a terrific storm)
Adjective ending –ing and -ed
• The –ing ending used on adjective which
describe a person or thing or situation;
the –ed ending is on adjectives which describe
the effect this person, thing or situation has
It was such a boring party; I was bored, and so
was everyone else.
I think the students are depressed largely
because the weather is so depressing.
Adjective and prepositional phrase
a. afraid of
(i.e. I am afraid of heights)
b. angry with
(i.e. I am delighted with my new camera)
c. angry at
(i.e. I’m hopeless at sport)
Note: there is a difference between angry with and angry at.
You are angry with (marah pada) a person; you are angry at
(marah atas) an action or event.
1. The following adjectives can be used in both patterns, with it or without
(i.e. It’s difficult to park these big cars)
(These big cars are difficult to park)
2. The following adjectives can be used only with it pattern.
(i.e. It is important (for a witness) to speak the truth).
(it would be lovely (for my wife) to meet you again).
3. Most adjectives have comparative and superlative construction, for
example, good-better-best, bad-worse-worst, famous-more famous-most
famous. However, the following adjectives do not have those
construction, for instance, absent, equal, left, opposite, single.