Adjectives are used to describe or modify nouns such as a person, place or thing in a sentence. There are many different types of adjectives, but this is the most basic definition.
For example, “That’s a big house”, the word big is used to tell us something about the house.
They are also used before nouns.
This is such a pretty house.
We often use more than one adjective to describe a single noun.
It is a large, beautiful house.
Adjectives can be used to describe what something is, using the “to be” verb.
Jane is pretty.
They can be used to describe one subject in a sentence when the verb is after the subject.
Sally drove a large car.
Adjectives can also be placed at the end of the sentence when describing a subject.
That dog is ugly.
Adjectives that end with “ing ” usually describe a source of feelings. Such as, intriguing, horrifying, astonishing, amazing.
- This is a horrifying movie.
- The presentation was astonishing.
Adjectives that end with “ed ” usually refer to the receiver of a feeling: horrified, amazed, intrigued
- Bill was horrified by the movie.
- Her intelligence intrigued him.