Paired Adjectives



Paired Adjectives :



Coordinate adjectives are two or more adjectives to describe the same noun. These adjectives are separated by a comma. These adjectives are used in pair to add more values to the nouns which they describe. When the write feels that one adjective is not enough to describe the noun, he has the freedom to use one more adjective to describe the same noun. This is quite possible in English. You might have come across such sentences which might have more than one adjective to speak about the same noun. Such practice of using more than one adjective is followed for a long time in English. Even other languages have this practice of using more adjectives to make the sentences more interesting and more descriptive. These adjectives are also called by another name - Paired Adjectives.

1. A tall, beautiful girl has come to our apartment.

In the above sentence, there are adjectives TALL and BEAUTIFUL which describe the same noun – girl. When these adjectives are used together, they give extra information about the girl.

1. My pen is a new, costly one.

Here also, two adjectives have been used to make the noun more descriptive. Some writers prefer to use more than two adjectives to describe or modify the same noun.

1. We have low-priced, small, modern house at our native.

Here, there are three adjectives which add more values to the nouns. If two or more adjectives are used, a comma is used to separate them from one another to provide clarity.

1. A compact, white passenger car has been bought by our school.

2. The new Principal of our college is young, smart and intelligent.

3. Your sister seems to be talkative, sportive and pretty.

4. The sales-man selling soaps in this apartment is not only old, but also poor, orphan and weak.

Adjectives of this type can be reversed and can be separated by the word AND.

The intelligent, poor student has not yet paid school-fees. In the above sentence, there are two adjectives – Intelligent and poor. To make the sentence to convey the same meaning, we can change the order of the adjectives in the sentence.

The poor, intelligent student has not yet paid school-fees. (This is also a correct form.)

The intelligent and poor student has not yet paid school-fees. (This is also a correct form.)

The poor and intelligent student has not yet paid school-fees. (This is also a correct form.)

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


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