An Adjective

An Adjective :

Read the following paragraph.

The little boy said, ‘I love to go to the beach on sunny days. The blue sea with its high waves, the light foam on top, the sandy shore with the crowded stalls and the happy people who come to the beach make the whole place seem bright and cheerful.’

All the words that are in bold are adjectives. As you can see, an adjective gives you some more information about a noun. For example, the adjective ‘little’ gives us more information about the noun ‘boy’.

In other words, an adjective modifies a noun or a pronoun by describing, identifying or quantifying words. An adjective usually precedes the noun or the pronoun which it modifies.

An adjective can be placed before or after the noun.

For examples :

The green alien walked out of the spaceship.
The adjective ‘green’ describes the alien.

The shiny spaceship landed in my yard.
The adjective shiny describes the spaceship.

An alien with big eyes walked out of the ship.
The adjective big describes the eyes.

It waved its tiny hand in the air.
The adjective tiny describes the tiny.

The alien said, ‘Earth is such a beautiful planet.’
The adjective beautiful describes the planet.

A brown rabbit hopped into the yard and scared the alien.
The adjective brown describes the rabbit.

The frightened alien ran back into its spaceship and blasted off.
The adjective frightened describes the alien.


  1. Kinds of Adjectives
  2. Adjectives of Quality
  3. Adjectives of Quantity
  4. Adjectives of Number
  5. Demonstrative Adjectives
  6. Possessive Adjectives
  7. Interrogative Adjective
  8. Emphasising Adjective
  9. Formation of Adjectives
  10. Degrees of Comparison
  11. Positive Degree of Comparison
  12. Superlative Degree of Comparison
  13. Comparative Degree of Comparison
  14. The Adjective
  15. An Adjective
  16. Attribute Position of Adjective
  17. Predicative Position of Adjective
  18. Kinds of Adjectives
  19. Proper Adjectives
  20. Descriptive Adjectives
  21. Quantitative Adjectives ( Adjectives of Quantity )
  22. Qualitative Adjectives ( Adjectives of Quality )
  23. Numeral Adjectives ( Adjectives of Number )
  24. Definite Numeral Adjectives
  25. Indefinite Numeral Adjectives
  26. Demonstrative Adjectives ( Demonstrative Adjective )
  27. Definite Demonstrative Adjectives
  28. Definite Demonstratives
  29. Indefinite Demonstrative Adjectives
  30. Indefinite Demonstratives
  31. Distributive Adjectives
  32. Interrogative Adjectives
  33. Exclamatory Adjectives
  34. Possessive Adjectives
  35. Possessive Determiners
  36. First Person Possessive Adjectives
  37. Second Person Possessive Adjectives
  38. Third Person Possessive Adjectives
  39. Emphasizing Adjectives
  40. Coordinate Adjectives
  41. Paired Adjectives
  42. Cumulative Adjectives
  43. Non-Coordinate Adjectives
  44. Two Uses of Adjectives
  45. Attributive Use of Adjectives
  46. Predicative Use of Adjectives
  47. The Degrees of Comparison
  48. Comparison of Adjectives
  49. Latin Comparatives of Adjectives
  50. Irregular Comparisons of Adjectives
  51. Formation of Comparatives and Superlatives
  52. Formation of Comparative and Superlative
  53. Uses of Quantitative Adjectives
  54. Uses of Numeral Adjectives
  55. Definite Numeral Quantities
  56. Uses of Demonstrative Adjectives
  57. Uses of Distributive Phrases
  58. Uses of Distributive Adjectives
  59. Example Sentences with suitable Adjectives
  60. Uses of Degrees of Comparison of Adjectives
  61. Uses of Positive Degree of Comparison of Adjectives
  62. Uses of Comparative Degree of Comparison of Adjectives
  63. Uses of Superlative Degree of Comparison of Adjectives
  64. Use of The Comparative Degree
  65. OTHER after Positives and Comparatives
  66. Preferables in English Grammar
  67. Double Comparatives
  68. Double Superlatives
  69. Comparatives which have lost their force
  70. Latin Comparatives
  71. English Comparatives
  72. Adjectives used as Nouns
  73. Adjectives in Pairs
  74. Adjectives preceded by THE
  75. Position of Adjectives
  76. Adjectives Used Attributively
  77. Adjectives Used Predicatively
  78. The Adjective Clause

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