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Did you know that our words and ideas are raw materials that need tools to get into shape? We call them parts speech and they’re the tools that polish and beautify our sentences.
Adjectives are such powerful language tools because they make any piece of writing more interesting, detailed, and vibrant.
That’s the quality of adjectives: they are words that describe nouns and pronouns and add interesting details to them.
For example, “I am eating a juicy, red apple.” Here, juicy and red serve as adjectives and you can see how the sentence would have fallen flat if we had not enriched it with our adjectives.
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When using an adjective before a noun, the correct placement is always right before the noun it is describing or modifying. The grammarians use the word modify to describe the usage of an adjective with the noun.
Here are some examples of the adjective placement before a noun:
You can how we have used adjectives right before our nouns. We can also refer to these as attributive adjectives because of their placements in the examples above.
You can use an adjective after the noun as well and usually with help of linking verbs. These include looks, seems, and was. Let’s take a look at some examples below:
When we use adjectives after a noun or pronoun using linking verbs, we describe them as predicative adjectives.
Choose the adjective from the sentences below:
Adjectives are describing words. They modify a noun or pronoun and enrich a piece of information with vibrant and interesting details. We can use adjectives both before and even after nouns and pronouns.
In the next article you can know about adjectives starting with B.
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