Adjective Phrases

Adjective Phrases :

Phrase :

A Phrase is a combination of group of related words which contribute to the overall structure of the sentence and the meaning of the sentence.

They visited the temple in the Big City – Tirupati.

The group of words in bold is called a phrase. The group of words has no separate meaning whereas that group of words adds value to the overall sentence and gives meaning to the sentence. This is the nature of a phrase and the limitation of a phrase. Since, a phrase plays a various functions in a sentence; there are nine types of phrases widely used in our sentences. The noun in this type of phrase is called the object of the preposition.

Adjective Phrases

This phrase is a group of words that works like an adjective in a sentence. This phrase speaks something about the noun or the object of the sentence. Since this phrase acts like an adjective, it gets this name. The adjective in this phrase can appear at the beginning or at the end or in the middle of the phrase. This phrase can be used either before or after the noun or pronoun in the sentence.

Examples :

1) They are unbelievably expensive shirts.

2) The noise coming behind the school is disturbing us badly.

3) I want the doll under the shelf.

4) The doll behind the chair belongs to my sister.

5) I think the light in the next room has stopped working.

6) The boy with blind eyes is singing very well.

7) She was really bored with you.

8) You have to wash the dishes in the sink.

9) The girl in the blue skirt is my second sister.

10) He was really unhappy with your service.

11) Are the shoes under the cub-board yours?

12) The house at the end of this street is mine.

13) The tired father is losing patience with his enthusiastic son.

14) The show next to this one is our favorite!

15) The consequences of staying back were too serious.

16) The wall looks far too tall.

17) The house was beautifully built by Buddhist Monks.

18) The dust-bin beneath the bed smells bad.

19) Your father is highly honorable and decent man.

20) Gandhi was an eminent man.

21) The woman riding the cycle is my aunt.

22) Her cooking smells very tempting.

23) We are walking with the dog which we bought few days back.

24) He is eating the apples grown in our garden.


  1. Kinds of Phrases
  2. Noun Phrases
  3. Prepositional Phrases
  4. Adverb Phrases
  5. Verb Phrases
  6. Infinitive Phrases
  7. Infinitives
  8. Gerund Phrases
  9. Participle Phrases
  10. Absolute Phrases
  11. Nominative Phrase
  12. Appositive Phrases

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