Adjective Placement and Order for beginners

In this lesson, we will learn the place of adjectives in a sentence and where they appear. We will also learn about the order of different types of adjectives

"Adjective Placement and Order" in the English Grammar

Where are Adjectives Placed?

'Adjectives' are words that describe nouns. They can be put before the noun, or after 'to be' verbs.

Before Nouns

As we mentioned above, an adjective can be used before the noun it is describing. Look below:

A beautiful girl

'Girl' is a noun.

The wild cat

A fluffy sheep

The kind witch

Now, take a look at their placement in complete sentences:

I can see a red circle.

He is a sad boy.

After the 'Be' Verb

We can also place adjectives after 'to be' verbs. Check out the following examples:

The dog is black.

The panda is sleepy.

I am angry.

That old woman is kind.

Here, 'old' is an adjective before the noun and 'kind' is an adjective after the 'to be' verb.

Number of Adjectives

We can have two or more adjectives before the noun we want to describe. Look at the following examples:

I ate a delicious, big, creamy birthday cake yesterday.

Look at those beautiful blue roses over there.


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Types of Adjectives

Adjectives are the most used words in sentences. There are several types of adjectives according to their uses. Let's get to know them!

Descriptive Adjectives

Descriptive adjectives are adjectives that modify a noun or pronoun by showing its quality. In this lesson, we will learn more about them.

Comparative and Superlative Adjectives

Comparative adjectives are used to compare one noun to another noun. Superlative adjectives are used to compare three or more nouns.

Attributive and Predicative Adjectives

An attributive adjective is an adjective that appears before the noun or pronoun it describes. In this lesson, we will learn more about them.

Compound Adjectives

Compound adjectives are used as one single adjective. They function as the head of the sentence. In this lesson, we will learn all about them.

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