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
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
2. Proper Adjectives are formed from a proper noun.
Proper Adjectives are always capitalized.
Proper Noun Proper Adjective
North America North American
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
my our your
her his its
all each both
few most some