What are adjectives?

Adjective lists, types, degrees, examples, and exercises

What are adjectives?

Adjectives are words that describe the nouns or noun phrases. Adjectives are an important part of the vocabulary. An adjective modifies quantity or attribute of a noun. Adjective comes from Latin word "adjectīvum".

You are an adorable person in this world 

Our smart dog got sick yesterday

What is the difference between adjectives and adverbs?

Adjectives and adverbs are words that are very similar to each other. The difference between them is that adjectives describe nouns and adverbs describe verbs.

The wise man found out the solution wisely (wise: adjective, wisely: adverb)

What are the types of adjectives?

What are the degrees of an adjective?

How can you identify adjectives?

Adjectives can be identified by their endings like -able, -ful, -less, -ous, -ic, -ish, and -al.

For example: paintable, adorable, successful, beautiful, fearless, gorgeous, careless, fantastic, selfish, usual, economical

Exercise (quiz)

1. She cooks very ____ food
2. What is the opposite of "strong"
3. Which one has a comparative adjective?
4. Find the adjective in this sentence "The laziest girl didn't want to help her mother last night"