Adjectives describe the aspects of nouns. When an adjective is describing a noun, we say it is “modifying” it. Adjectives can:
USING ADJECTIVES IN ENGLISH
Adjectives in English are invariable. They do not change their form depending on the gender or number of the noun.
Example: This is a hot potato.
To emphasize or strengthen the meaning of an adjective, use the adverbs very or really in front of the adjective you want to strengthen.
Example: This is a very hot potato
Adjectives in English usually appear in front of the noun that they modify.
Example: The beautiful girl ignored me
Adjectives can also appear after being and sensing verbs like to be, to seem, to look & to taste.
Example: I don’t think she seems nice at all.
ORDERING MULTIPLE ADJECTIVES
When a number of adjectives are used together, the order depends on the function of the adjective. The usual order is:
Quantity, Value/opinion, Size, Temperature, Age, Shape, Colour, Origin, Material
What the adjective Examples
Quantity four, ten, a few, several
Value/Opinion delicious, charming, beautiful
Size tall, tiny, huge
Temperature hot, cold
Age old, young, new, 14-year-old
Shape square, round
Color red, purple, green
Origin Swedish, Victorian, Chinese
Material glass, silver, wooden
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