What is an Adjective ?
An Adjective is a world that is used to modify qualify or add more meaning to a noun or a pronoun.
An adjective is a word we use to describe a noun. It gives the reader detailed information about the noun.
With adjectives, the writer informs the reader. For example, if you write the noun “dog” it gives the reader only generic information. When you add adjectives, you give the reader details that can be used to create a picture of the dog in their mind. The general idea of a dog can be transformed into the more specific idea of a fluffy, young labrador dog or a muddy old cattle dog.
– In the same manner, the girl can be transformed into the delighted birthday girl.
– The man can be transformed into the exhausted elderly man.
– The cake can be transformed into the lilac wedding cake.
– The light can be transformed into the glowing star light.
– The baby can be transformed into the giggling chubby baby.
– The sandwich can be transformed into the moldy club sandwich.
There are so many adjectives in the english language that it can be useful to look at the types of adjectives commonly used.
They can indicate:
quantity – (several, ten, some, one)
personal opinion – (wonderful, unpleasant, favorite, best)
personality – (happy, sad, out-going, cranky)
sound – (clanging, clapping, echoing, tinkling)
taste – (salty, sweet, tangy, milky)
touch – (rough, smooth, bumpy, satiny)
size – (enormous, tiny, microscopic, gigantic)
smell – (pungent, fragrant, musk)
weight – (heavy, light, obese )
temperature – (icy, boiling, warm, cold)
speed – (instantaneous, slow, fast, lightning)
age – (ancient, new-born, teenage, elderly)
distance – (distant, close, far, kilometre)
shape – (angular, rectangular, square, circular)
quality – (wet, dry, fluffy, painted, scuffed)
color – (red, rainbow, beige, brown)
time – (annual, daily, weekly, monthly)
position – (last, next, first, second)
origin – (Jamaican, British, Egyptian, Pacific)
material – (concrete, paper, steel, copper)
purpose – (bread, fruit or cheese knife