In this post, I will come up with an idea of ‘adjectives’. You will find out a definition of adjectives along with the example sentences. Also, I will tell you how to identify an adjective within a sentence.
Learn about Adjectives
Adjectives are those words that are used to describe or modify nouns or pronouns. An adjective can specify your writing by giving more information and more meaning to nouns or pronouns.
1. The red dress.
2. The beautiful dress.
3. The ugly dress.
4. The shiny dress.
5. The see-through dress.
6. The wet dress.
In the above examples, ‘red’, ‘beautiful’, ‘ugly’, ‘shiny’, ‘see-through’, and ‘wet’ are all adjectives because these words are modifying ‘the dress’ i.e. they are giving more information about ‘the dress’.
Furthermore, not all the adjectives come just before the nouns or pronouns.
1. That dress looks beautiful on you.
2. The dress is ugly; please, don’t buy it.
In the above examples, you can see that the adjectives ‘beautiful’ and ‘ugly’ come after the link verbs i.e. ‘looks’ and ‘is’.
Some other important points
- If you will find any difficulties in identifying adjectives then, there is trick for you. Most of the adjectives can be identified by their suffixes. Take a look at a few suffixes below,
1. –ar > spectacular
2. –al > manual
3. –ous > hazardous, dangerous
4. –ful > painful, beautiful
5. –ile > juvenile
6. –en > spoken, broken
7. –able > comfortable, loveable
8. –ish > freakish
9. –ive > objective
10. –less > careless
11. –ic > energetic
12. –some > awesome
Now, I want you to make sentences by using the above adjectives. Take it as a task. It will, for sure, help you in understanding adjectives.
- Sometimes, you can also find out some adjectives that come after the noun. For example, ‘he customized his profile public.’
In the above example, ‘public’ is used as an adjective, which is modifying a ‘profile’ (which is a noun).
- Words like someone, something, etc are indefinite pronouns. These indefinite pronouns can also be modified by adjectives but you have to remember one thing. In such cases, the adjectives should come after these pronouns. For example, ‘one day, you will find someone good in your life.’