How to identify adjectives
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Adjectives are describing words. Here are a few tips to identify adjectives.
An adjective can exist in three forms: the positive, the comparative and the superlative. The word is probably an adjective, if you can add -er or -est to it. Or, if you can use more or most in front of it. The following words are all adjectives.
- Short / shorter / shortest
- Kind / kinder / kindest
- Soft / softer / softest
- Nice / nicer / nicest
- Fat / fatter / fattest
- Beautiful / more beautiful / most beautiful
- Tragic / more tragic / most tragic
- I am very happy.
- He is quite handsome.
- That was a pretty disgusting experience.
Adjectives can be immediately followed by nouns.
- That was a difficult situation. (Here the adjective difficult goes in front of the noun situation.)
Identify the adjectives in the following sentences.
1. She is a nice person.
2. Suman has such a sweet voice.
3. Megha is perhaps the most industrious woman I know.
4. Krishna is cleverer than most boys his age.
5. Amar has won a prestigious award.
6. Ann has a lovely voice.
Nice, sweet, industrious, cleverer, prestigious, lovely
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