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What are Adjectives?

Adjectives are words that describe nouns and are very useful for writers. They may be used to describe the noun or emphasize a point. For example, “She was wearing a yellow dress.”

They are often combined with other adjectives to be more descriptive. Examples of adjectives are “black, cold, and tall.” These words can be added together to describe a coffee or dark beer. Adjectives can be placed before or after the noun they describe.

Adjectives are important for writers because they add color and description to a sentence. They can help the reader visualize what is being described. Adjectives can also be used to express a person’s personality or mood. For example, before the noun could be “A tall fast ship” and after the noun “A ship, tall and fast.”

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Types of Adjectives

Proper adjective

A Proper adjective is one that comes from a noun, such as the Roman Empire or the Victorian age.

Descriptive adjective

This type describes a quality of a person, place, or object. Examples include “A beautiful woman” or “The blue sky”

Quantitative adjective

This type will show an inexact amount, such as “A Little bit of this” or “Some of the bread”

Numeral adjective

This type of adjective will show how many or a ranking. Examples are “The first day” or “10 kids”

Demonstrative adjective

This is one that points out which noun you are talking about. “This door”, “That one on the left”, “Those girls”

Distributive adjective

A distributive is one that refers to each one of a group. “Every man must do his duty”, “Each person”.

Interrogative adjective

This type is a question word. “What child is this?”, “Whose notes are these?”

Possessive adjective

These words show possession. “my book”, “her car”, “his shirt”

This free list of adjectives pdf or xls download contains common adjectives examples to help in your writing. You’ll find negative and positive adjectives, and personality adjectives to describe people

You may recall the short video “Unpack your adjectives” from Schoolhouse Rock describing how adjectives work.

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