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.

They tell us which one, what kind, how many, and whose. (We call those the adjective questions.)

Proper Adjectives

Proper adjectives are formed from proper nouns.

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

Sentence Diagramming

Seeing 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 predicate adjectives.

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

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