What is Adjective?
An adjective is a word which modifies a noun, that is, shows or points out some distinguishingmark or feature of the noun.
List of Descriptive Adjectives
Descriptive adjectives can be divided into different categories such as colors, sizes, sound, taste,touch, shapes, qualities, time, personality and ages.
are adjectives : black, blue, white, green, red
: big, small, large, thin, thick
: triangular, round, square, circular
: good, bad, mediocre
: happy, sad, angry, depressed
: Yearly , monthly, annually
: new, young, old, brand-new, second-hand
Sound related Adjectives
: loud, noisy, quiet, silent
Touch related Adjectives
t: slippery, sticky
Taste related Adjectives
: juicy, sweet
(* Exercise 1-3: Find the adjective)
Attributive and Predicative Adjectives
Most adjectives can occur both before and after a noun:the
sea~ the sea is
man~ the man is
children~ the children are
Adjectives in the first position - before the noun - are called ATTRIBUTIVEadjectives. Those in the second position - after the noun - are calledPREDICATIVE adjectives. Notice that predicative adjectives do not occur
after the noun.
A predicate adjective modifies the subject of the sentence. In the sentence “The flowersare blue,” the subject is “the flowers.” In this example, “blue” is what modifies thesubject, “the flowers,” and is connected to the subject by what is known as a linkingverb.