Examples of Adjectives

Use these examples of adjectives to help you understand adjectives a bit better. For more information, see the adjectives page.

Quick Refresher

Adjectives are words that describe nouns and pronouns.


Proper Adjectives

These are formed from proper nouns. They always begin with capital letters.

Proper Noun

Proper Adjective

America American
Britain British
Canada Canadian
China Chinese
Christianity Christian
France French

Articles

There are only three of these special types of adjectives!

a, an, the


Regular Comparatives
& Superlatives

Most adjectives can be described in degrees. This means that something can have more or less of the adjective's quality.

  • Regular comparatives end in -er or start with more.

  • Regular superlatives end in -est or start with most.

    Positive

    Comparative

    Superlative

    ambitious more ambitious most ambitious
    cold colder coldest
    comfortable more comfortable most comfortable
    dry drier driest
    enchanting more enchanting most enchanting
    funny funnier funniest
    hot hotter hottest
    organized more organized most organized
    pretty prettier prettiest
    radiant more radiant most radiant
    sharp sharper sharpest
    wavy wavier waviest

    Irregular Comparatives
    & Superlatives

    These can still be given in degrees, but they don't follow the patterns listed above.

    Positive

    Comparative

    Superlative

    bad worse worst
    good better best
    little less least
    many more most

    Adjectives That Can't Be Comparative or Superlative

    Some adjectives don't have degrees. There is only one level of these adjectives.

    Half is an example. Something cannot be more half than something else. It either is half, or it isn't.

    entire fatal final
    half main pregnant

    What Is An Adjective?

    This video tells you more about what an adjective is. To see more, check out these grammar lessons.



    Sentence Diagramming

    Seeing a examples of adjectives is a great way to learn what an adjective is.

    Sentence diagramming can teach you what an adjective does.

    Sentence diagramming is a visual way to show how the words in a sentence are related to each other.

    When you see them diagrammed, it's easy to see that adjectives modify nouns and pronouns.

    They go on a slanted line below the noun or pronoun that they modify.

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    Adjectives can also act as a predicate adjectives.

    This kind of adjectives only comes after a linking verb, and it describes the subject of the sentence.

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