Adjectives are one of the important parts of speech in English. This lesson shows you how to use them correctly. You can find the exercises at the bottom of the page. You will also find links to comparative and superlative adjectives lessons and tests.
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What are adjectives?
Adjectives describe nouns. Here are some examples.
They can go before or after nouns. Here are some examples before nouns:
- He is a tall boy.
- The black cat is in the kitchen.
- The expensive jacket is for sale.
Here are some after the nouns.
- The man is happy.
- She is young.
- My mother is beautiful.
When the adjective goes after the noun, you must use the verb”to be”.
- The boys are tired.
- Mike is hungry.
- The dog is tired.
Adjectives have a number of common endings called suffixes. These special endings make the word an adjective. You can see them in the list below.
If you would like to learn more about how suffixes impact part of speech in English, try this suffixes lesson.
Now that you have an idea of how to use adjectives, try these tests.
You can use adjectives many different ways in English. Here is a list of all the lessons at learnEnglish-online: