Descriptive Adjectives for intermediate learners

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

Descriptive Adjectives in the English Grammar

What Are Descriptive Adjectives?

Descriptive adjectives are used to qualify the nouns or pronouns they describe or express the quality of nouns and pronouns.

How Descriptive Adjectives Are Used

Descriptive adjectives are used before nouns or after linking verbs. Here are the examples:

This is huge.

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Types of Descriptive Adjectives

Descriptive adjectives are categorized into two groups:

  1. simple
  2. compound

Compound vs. Simple Descriptive Adjectives

A simple adjective is made of one word while a compound one is made of two or three words linked by a hyphen. Here are the examples:

She always wears short-sleeves shirts. → compound

He is a nice guy. → simple


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