Grammar 101: AdjectivesA Lesson by Laura Maidah
An adjective is a word that describes a noun.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun. There are two kinds:attributive and predicative.
An adjective is used attributively when it stands next to a noun and describes it:
NOTE: The verb participle forms can be used as adjectives:
The usual place of the adjective in English is in front of the noun. You can have a whole string of adjectives if you like: The tall thin evil-lookingcowboy roped the short, fat, inoffensive calf.
Sometimes, for rhetorical or poetic effect, the adjective can come after the noun:
An adjective is used predicatively when a verb separates it from the noun or pronoun it describes:
The verbs that can be completed by predicate adjectives are called being verbs or copulative verbs. They include all the forms of to be and sensing verbs like seem, feel, and taste.
Added on June 24, 2012
Last Updated on June 24, 2012