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Definition of Adjective (with Examples)

Definition of Adjective (with Examples)

Adjectives are describing words. They are used either before or after a noun (or a pronoun) to modify its meaning.

  • a large bass
     adjective    noun

  • The moon is bright tonight.
               noun       adjective
(Note: An adjective that appears after the noun (or pronoun) it is modifying is called a predicate adjective.)

In addition to descriptive words (e.g., pretty, blue, classic, tired), there are several other kinds of adjectives, including: Here are some interactive examples:

  • Your rosy cheeks give you away, my love.
  • The scientific theory I like best is that the rings of Saturn are composed entirely of lost airline luggage.
  • My therapist told me the way to achieve true inner peace is to finish what I start. So far Iíve finished two bags of M&Ms and a chocolate cake. I feel better already.
  • A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend. A successful woman is one who can find such a man.
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