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Examples of adjectives

Typical adjective endings

  1. They live in a beautiful house.
  2. Lisa is wearing a sleeveless shirt today. This soup is not edible.
  3. She wore a beautiful dress.
  4. He writes meaningless letters.
  5. This shop is much nicer.
  6. She wore a beautiful dress.
  7. Ben is an adorable baby.
  8. Linda’s hair is gorgeous.
  9. This glass is breakable.
  10. I met a homeless person in NY.


Denominal adjectives

  1. A mathematical puzzle.
  2. A biological experiment.
  3. A wooden boat.
  4. I married an American woman.
  5. The Jewish community in NY is very big.
  6. Mary has a collection of expensive Russian dolls.
  7. In the winter you must wear heavy woollen clothes.
  8. The polar bear is listed as threatened.

Order of adjectives

  1. I love that really big old green antique car that is always parked at the end of the street. [quality - size - age - color - qualifier]
  2. My sister has a beautiful big white bulldog. [quality – size – color]
  3. A wonderful old Italian clock. [opinion - age - origin]
  4. A big square blue box. [size - shape - color]
  5. A disgusting pink plastic ornament. [opinion - color - material]
  6. Some new slim French trousers. [age – shape – origin]
  7. My small new red sleeping bag. [size – age – color – purposee]
  8. I bought a pair of black leather shoes. [color - material]

Comparing adjectives

  1. This house is bigger than that one.
  2. This flower is more beautiful than that.
  3. He is taller than Mr. Hulas.
  4. He is more intelligent than this boy.
  5. Jonathan is the most handsome man on campus.
  6. This is the prettiest dress in the window.
  7. I lost my most comfortable shoes.
  8. My job is worse than yours.

Compound adjectives

  1. This is a four-foot table.
  2. Daniella is a part-time worker.
  3. This is an all-too-common error.
  4. Beware of the green-eyed monster.
  5. He is a cold-blooded man.
  6. We saw a man-eating shark!
  7. Danny’s dog is well-behaved.
  8. You have to be open-minded about things.

Adjectival phrases

  1. Susan is really clever.
  2. The doctor is very late.
  3. My sister is fond of animals.
  4. I am happy to meet you.
  5. The kids are ready to go.
  6. Don’t be afraid of the dark.
  7. Tony lost his dark brown briefcase.
  8. He’s an extraordinary looking man.