Adjectives | Grammar
Adjectives are one of the four main parts of speech in English. The other three are verbs, nouns, and adverbs.
Adjectives are normally used to describe a noun, which will give us more information to help us understand that noun better. For example, an adjective could tell us the dimensions or quality of an object, e.g. “This is a big, old house”.
Adjectives can be written in different forms in English, so it is not always easy to tell if a word is an adjective just by looking at it. This is why it is important to see words in context to really understand them. We also have compound adjectives in English, where we put two or three words together to create a new adjective.
There are grammatical rules that adjectives need to follow as well. For example, if you use more than one adjective to describe something, there is also a specific order that you need to use. It is also important to learn how to compare using adjectives, for example ‘big, bigger, biggest’ or ‘good, better, best’.
This might seem like a lot to learn, but this series of video lessons will help you learn everything you need to know about adjectives in English.
What are descriptive adjectives and how do we use them in English?
How do we put adjectives in the correct order in English?
Adjectives with -ed and -ing
What's the difference between -ed and -ing adjectives?
Comparatives and superlatives
How do we use comparative and superlative adjectives to make comparisons in English?
Comparing with adjectives
How do we compare two things using adjectives in English?
How do we put two words together to make a compound adjective?