Words — And Their Functions (Part 4 – ADJECTIVES)

22 Aug

I understand all of you have heard something about parts of speech —  it simply means classess of words, grouped according to function.  I have provided 3 of them in my blog for you to read and learn: Nouns, Pronouns, Verbs.

Now I am going to give you some excerption from Ruth Colman’s  about what the adjectives  are. These are the words that describe things:

Some examples:

  • an exciting story
  • a boring lesson
  • a painted picture
  • an excited child
  • bored students
  • a writing implement
Other adjectives look like nouns. They are nouns doing the work of adjectives e.g:
  • Give him his account (noun)
  • Here’s the account book (adjective)
  • Mine is a big family (noun)
  • Our shop is a family concern (ajdective)
There are also Comparison of adjectives:
  • cheap/cheaper/cheapest
  • long/longer/longest
  • happy/happier/happiest
  • good/better/best
  • bad/worse/worst
The -er form is called the comparative
The -est form is called the superlative
For longer words (for words more than two syllables) MORE and MOST should be used:
  • expensive/more expensive/most expensive.
  • beautiful/more beautiful/most beautiful.
  • interesting/more interesting/most interesting.
We also recognized those adjectives as DEGREE OF COMPARISON.
I do hope those expressions will ring you the bell something about the function of  adjectives.
C u on the next article/s.


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