Example of Adjective
An adjective is essentially a ‘describing word’.
Adjectives are words that describe a noun or pronoun. It can also be said that they modify another person or thing in the sentence. Essentially, adjectives are any and all words that are used to describe something.
For example, ‘a loyal dog’. The adjective here is the term ‘loyal’ which is used to describe the dog.
Examples of adjective:
A loud sound
A furry cat
The car was blue
There were four glasses in the cabinet
The nostalgic thrill of dew-wet mornings in Spring
An adjective can be anything that is used to describe:
- Appearance: adorable, beautiful, clean, etc.
- Color: red, orange, yellow, blue, etc.
- Condition: alive, better, careful, etc.
- Feelings: angry, bewildered, agreeable, brave, calm, etc.
- Shape: broad, chubby, crooked, etc.
- Size: big, colossal, gigantic, huge, etc.
- Sound: deafening, faint, loud, quiet, etc.
- Time: brief, early, fast, late, etc.
- Taste: bitter, delicious, fresh, etc.
- Touch: chilly, cold, cool, hot, dry, etc.
- Quantity: empty, few, full, heavy, light, etc.
Adjectives can be of two different forms: Comparative and Superlative. Comparative Adjectives are adjectives that are used to compare two things, whereas Superlative Adjectives are adjectives that are used to compare three or more things. The comparative ending (suffix) for short, common adjectives is generally "-er"; the superlative suffix is generally "-est." For example: big, bigger and biggest. Big is an adjective. Bigger is a Comparative Adjective, as it states that among two things, one is bigger than the other. Biggest is a Superlative Adjective because it indicates that one thing is the biggest among three or more things. For words that cannot be made comparative by ending "-er", can be made comparative by adding ‘more’ For example, ‘more comfortable’ or ‘more careful’.