English/Parts of Speech/Adjectives
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|Types of Phrases: Adjective - Adverb - Noun|
|Types of Clauses: Adjective - Adverb - Noun|
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun in a sentence. In short, it is a describing word.
Adjectives come in many types, including:
- Adjectives of quality, for example, "It is a good thing".
- Adjectives of size, for example, "The elephant is a huge animal."
- Adjectives of color, for example, "Look at the red rose."
Adjectives in English always come before the noun - "a big house", not "a house big". Adjectives are always the same and never change for plural - :3 big houses", not 3 "bigs houses".
Many regular adjectives (and adverbs) can be compared.
In addition to regular adjectives, there are two other types:
- Possessive adjectives, that show who owns something (the object).
- Demonstrative adjectives, that describe which thing.