What is Adjective in English Grammar Definition and Examples
An Adjective in English Grammar is a word that we use to describe a noun.
interesting = An Interesting book
This is an interesting book
A Bored student
That is a bored student
More examples of adjectives in simple sentences.
Big / small
A car – big = A big car
A tree – small = A small tree
Tall / short
A boy – tall = A tall boy
A girl – short = A short girl
Long – Road = A long road
Black = A black tie
Blue = a blue suitcase
Green = a green door
Red = a red book
Yellow = a yellow cap
Brown = a brown fan
Orange = an orange flag
White = a white cloth
Hot / cold
A hot cup of coffee
A cold cup of tea
Warm / cool
A warm room
A cool place
Humid / dry
The climate in Mumbai is humid
The climate in Delhi is dry
Wet = Mumbai is wet during the monsoons
Clean = This room is clean
Dirty = This street is dirty
Sweet= This sharbet is sweet = sorbet
Bitter = The bitter gourd is bitter
Sour = The water is sour
Spicy = The friend rice is spicy.
Hot – The soup is hot
Salty – The rice is salty.
Fast – My car is fast.
Slow – His scooter is slow.
One 1 = One clock.
Two 2 = Two watches
Three 3 = three ducks
Four 4 = There are four dogs
Five 5 = These are five pigeons.
Six 6 = Those are six pillars.
Seven 7 = There are seven days in a week
Eight 8 = Eight bulls.
Nine 9 = Nine yards.
Ten 10 = Ten Kilometers
Eleven 11 = Eleven classes
Twelve 12 = Twelve Months
First = January is the first month.
Second = Hari is a second child.
Third = This is the third tablet.
Fourth = April is the fourth month.
Fifth = Thursday is the fifth day in the week.
angry = Jeevan is angry
sad = Kamala is sad
happy = Anupama is happy
alive = That man is alive. Rishi is alive.
brave = Khalid is a brave man
beautiful = Adriana is beautiful
More sentences with Adjectives
arrogant = Charles is arrogant.
attractive = Diana is attractive. Diana is an attractive woman.
adorable = Smitha’s daughter is adorable.
adventurous = Harvey is adventurous.
aggressive = Virat is aggressive. Virat is an aggressive player.
agreeable = Karisma is agreeable. Karisma is an agreeable leader.
alert = The dog, is alert. Tommy is an alert dog.
Good — the good girl
The naughty boy
Adjectives also have comparative and superlative
The fattest boy
The tallest man
The shortest woman is —
He is famous
He is more famous
He is most famous
As talented as
He is a talented boy
Adi is as talented as Amit
A lot of water
Some adjectives come before nouns
Common adjective = elder, eldest, live, main
My elder sister = dont use = my sister is elder – you cannot say that my sister is elder to me it is wrong … you should say my sister is older to me
There are live fishes in the aquarium = the fishes are liveXX
This is the main road = The is main XXX
Ashamed afraid alone asleep awake are some adjectives we cannot use before noun
There are many others… how should we say this without creating confusion – should we even say this.
Adjectives after find / make / keep
I find this artifact interesting
Reading makes me sleepy / or reading makes him sleepy
Coffee keeps me awake or her awake
Any every some = thing, body, one, where
After = anything exciting
Let’s go somewhere quiet
Did you do anything exciting yesterday
Was there anybody famous at the party
The + adjectives
We help the blind
Give money to the poor =
Use with pronouns:
There is a small dog in the garden
I have new shoes
My new shoes are on the rack
The shoes are on the rack
Use later with verbs
Smells nice etc
Jane is feeling cold = Jane noun | cold = adjective | is feeling = verb === this could also be part of present continuous.
The flower smells nice: = The = article | flower = noun | smells = verb | nice = adjective
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