INTRODUCTION She is tall and slim. She has black hair. Don’t be silly. He is quite young.

They are very clever. He is old.

CATEGORIES Adjectives fall into two categories: descriptive limiting.

the color, size or quality of a person, thing (noun or pronoun).

place restrictions on the words they modify (quantity, distance, possession, etc).

POSITIONS when an adjective comes before a noun, that is a modifier of the noun or it is also called an attributive adjective when adjectives also come after the verb BE. In this position, the adjective is called the complement or a predicative adjective.

The most important positions

ORDER The order of adjectives before a noun is not always fixed. It is able to using ordering word such describing, expressing, felling, size, age, color, defining and noun. But it can have more than two adjectives in a series, including more than one adjective of the same type.

The young should look after the old. The English have a lot to learn from the Indonesian. My sister keeps her room very tidy. The boys involved were sent away to another college. Angry and disappointed the crowd attached the building. Careful!, Sorry! A beautiful green carpet. An old black horse. Those funny little flowers. A fine old friend. A young Javanese medical worker. A splendid white king chicken.

COMPARATIVE Most adjective also have comparative form using er or more, or superlative form using est or most. But some adjectives do not normally have comparative and superlative.

Good-Better-Best Large-Lager-Largest Fortune-More fortune-Most fortune

WORDS WHICH MODIFY Very or another adverb of degree can modify most adjectives, the adverb modifier + adjective can modify the noun or act as complement.
This book was written by a very famous author. The author of this book is very famous. She had been singing a very beautiful classic song. Every student has a very clever attitude character. The Brasilia football team has a very fast response player. Villa always provide with a very comfortable pool.

FORMS Most common adjectives have no special ending, they can usual be paired with adjectives pf opposite meaning. But it can recognized many adjectives by their ending

al, ed, ic, id, ent, ble, ing, ly, ive, an, ous, ar, ful, less, like, ish, en, ry and tish.

SPECIAL PATTERN Some adjectives are followed by special patterns which complete the meaning. The most important patterns are adjective with prepositional phrase, adjective with that clause, it with be with adjective with that clause, adjective with to with verb.

Actual, mental, physical, special. Enjoyable, fashionable, sensible, probable. Familiar, particular, popular, similar. Amusing, disappointing, growing, willing Careless, childless, harmless, harmless. Daily, Solid, wooden, ordinary I am afraid of heights. You are hopeless at sport. She is happy that you arrived safely. It is essential that the parcel sent completely. They are ready to sign the agreement. This big car is difficult to park.