• What is an Adjective?


    An ADJECTIVE is a word that modifies, or describes, a noun or a pronoun.


    Here is an example:


           Extraordinary   weather    can   cause    strange    events.

             adjective)      (noun)                      (adjective)  (noun)


    Adjectives can help you

    SEE, FEEL, TASTE, HEAR, and SMELL all the experiences you read about.


    These two sentences are very different.


    (boring)   During a storm, a boat capsized in the waves.


    (clearer)  During a violent storm, a large boat capsized in the

                enormous waves.


    Adjectives answer the questions:


     what kind, which one, how many, and how much.


      a sudden blizzard     the first warning     several tornadoes


                        a brisk wind        more ice







    Different Kinds of ADJECTIVES


    1.  Articles


    a, an




    2.  Proper Adjectives are formed from a proper noun.

        Proper Adjectives are always capitalized. 


       Proper Noun                    Proper Adjective

         Honduras                            Honduran

         North America                      North American

         Africa                               African

         France                               French


    3. A Predicate Adjective is an adjective that follows a linking verb.

    A Predicate Adjective describes the verbs subject. 


    The linking verb connects the predicate adjective with the subject.

    (examples of linking verbs: see, sound, smell, taste, feel, is, am, are, was, were, turn, stay +)


    Example sentence:     Some     people     are     extraordinary.

                                         (noun)     (LV)   (predicate adjective)





    7.  Nouns used as adjectives

    this       these

    that      those


    my     our     your

    her    his   its


    all     each   both

    few   most   some

    crime story

    dinner party

    government leader