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Descriptive Adjectives

What are some descriptive adjectives?
How to use descriptive adjectives?

Descriptive Adjectives


1) An adjective is a word or set of words that modifies (i.e. describes) a noun (e.g. girl, boy etc.) or pronoun (e.g. we, it etc.). Adjectives may come before or after the word they modify.

This is a cute cat. This cat is cute.
2) There are many kinds of adjectives. Among them there is a category of descriptive adjectives. Descriptive adjectives describe nouns or pronouns in detail by giving an attribute to that particular word. They usually express things through the five senses (touch, taste, sight, smell, and sound).

This is a delicious sandwich.

Descriptive adjectives can be organized into the following categories according to their structure:

a) simple adjectives are the most basic type of descriptive adjectives. Aspects such as feelings, time, sound, quantity, taste, appearance, size, age, color, shape, and material are expressed through simple adjectives.

It was a beautiful day yesterday. Clear sky, sweet smell of blossoming trees, green grass, cheerful people… It seemed as if the world had united to celebrate the coming of spring.

b) compound adjectives are created when two words are combined to create a descriptive adjective. The two words are typically connected with a hyphen.

Pam was a baby-faced long-legged girl.

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