What are adjectives?
|We use an adjective to describe the qualities of people, things, places, etc.||She’s a young woman.
He's a great singer.
|We use an adjective (not an adverb) after 'linking' verbs such as be, become, feel, seem, smell, sound, look, etc.||It looks interesting. |
It tastes delicious.
His ideas are interesting.
|We can use an adjective to describe the object of a sentence.||His answer made his boss angry.|
|Adjectives – common mistakes|
|Common mistakes||Correct version||Why?|
|She was too frighten to say a word.
I am very interesting in this problem.
It was a bored film.
|She was too frightened to say a word.
I am very interested in this problem.
It was a boring film.
|Many adjectives are participle forms of verbs. The -ed form describes how someone feels (bored). The -ing form describes the person or thing that causes the feeling (boring).|
|The camera works perfect.||The camera works perfectly.||We use an adverb (perfectly = adverb, perfect = adjective) when we want to say how we do something.|
|She married a German, young, tall lawyer.||She married a tall, young, German lawyer.||Adjectives normally go in the following sequence: size - age - shape - colour - origin - material - purpose.|