Examples of Adjectives
Use these examples of adjectives to help you understand adjectives a bit better. For more information, see the
Quick Refresher Adjectives are words that describe nouns and pronouns.
They tell us which one, what kind, how many, and whose. (We call those the adjective questions.)
These are formed from
They always begin with capital letters.
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 or start with -er .
Regular superlatives end in or start with -est .
These can still be given in degrees, but they don't follow the patterns listed above.
Irregular Comparatives & Superlatives
Some adjectives don't have degrees. There is only one level of these adjectives.
Adjectives That Can't Be Comparative or Superlative
Half is an example. Something cannot be more half than something else. It either is half, or it isn't.
What Is An Adjective?
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Seeing a examples of adjectives is a great way to learn what an adjective
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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