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.
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.
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