Adjective

Adjective: An adjective is a word or phrase that is used to modify a noun or pronoun.

Example: The snake is long and green.

• In this example, the words “long” and “green” are adjectives because they modify the noun “snake”.

• Some words modify nouns that are not adjectives. These are attributive nouns. They are not predicative of the noun, so they are not adjectives.

Example: The baseball team is good.

• In this example, “baseball” modifies “team”. However, “baseball” is not an adjective because it is not predicative of the noun – the team is not baseball. “Good” is the only adjective in the sentence – the team is good.

Worksheet on adjective

Name : ________________ Class : ________________

Date : ________________ Semester : ________________

Directions: Underline the adjectives in the following sentences.

Example: 1) The motorcycle is old. The motorcycle is old.

2) Today is cloudy, hot, and humid.

3) The man wearing a blue suit is young.

4) There are many fish in the ocean.

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Order of Adjectives

In English, it is common to use more than one adjective to describe a noun. These adjectives

must be used in the proper order.

Example:: Here is a beautiful, red, cloth flag.

Why does beautiful come before red?

Why does red come before cloth?

Understanding the proper order of adjectives takes practice. Use the following table to practice

using the proper order of adjectives in the following sentences.

Number Opinion Size Age Shape Color Origin Material Purpose Noun
small round German
red sleeping
generous old man
four metal

Directions: Choose the correct order of adjectives in the following sentences.

1) The woman is wearing a ____B____ dress.

A) yellow long

B) long yellow

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