Adjectives are descriptive words and they describe the noun in context. Adjectives usually answer the questions like "which", "what kind of", "how many", etc.
The little boy
A new toy
When there are more than 1 adjectives modifying the same word, they are usually placed in a certain order.
a- What we think (Lovely, beautiful, intelligent, nice, fine...)
b- Size (small, big, large, short, tall...)
c- Age (young, old...)
d- Shape (round, slim, fat, square...)
e- Color (white, green, red...)
f- Material (plastic, glass, wooden...)
g- Origin (German, Russian, American...)
A nice big house. A big square table.
A lovely little town.
An old plastic pipe.
An expensive Scotch whiskey.
A tall young woman.
Intelligent young Danish scientist.
Ing / Ed - Interesting / Interested
Boring- Causes boredom
Bored- Result of boredom (something boring)
Tiring- Causes tiredness
Tired- Result of something tiring
• He is bored with his job.
Because his job is boring (at least to him), it caused him to be bored.
• He is boring.
I don't want to be with him because he is a boring person.
•He is interested in your offer.
Because your offer is interesting (at least to him), it drew his attention.
•He is an interesting man.
He engages attention, you want to know him better.
Some other verb roots that can become adjectives in a sentence by adding ed or ing
Charm, admire, amaze, amuse, depress, worry, thrill, excite, disgust, disappoint, discourage, embarrass, fascinate, frighten, frustrate, horrify, irritate, please, satisfy, shock, startle, stimulate, surprise, terrify, confuse
You either have the quality or you don't. There is no comparison. Dead, perfect, round...
You can't be deader than someone else who is only dead.
Some Absolute Adjectives:
Informally, to emphasize or metaphorically, you may hear people say "I am more dead", "This one is whiter". But they are misusing absolute adjectives.
|1. What are adjectives in English grammar?|
|2. How do adjectives function in a sentence?|
|3. What are some examples of different types of adjectives?|
|4. Can an adjective be used to compare different things?|
|5. How can I identify adjectives in a sentence?|