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Adjectives - Part 1

Adjectives - Part 1

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Adjectives

Part 1



Hello! In this lesson, we will learn how to use adjectives. Adjectives are words which modify nouns or pronouns. Adjectives give us more information about a noun or a pronoun. We have already encountered adjectives in previous lessons, so let us now look at some sentences with which you should be familiar.

In the sentence “David is tired.” , the word “tired” is an adjective. This word gives us more information about David. Likewise, if we replace the name, David, with a personal pronoun, the sentence becomes “He is tired.”. Again, the word “tired' is an adjective and gives us more information about whomever is referred to by the pronoun “he”, which in this case is David.

Let us now look at several more examples with which you are already familiar from previous lessons.

In the sentence “She is pretty.”, the adjective is “pretty” and gives us more information about whomever is referred to by the pronoun “she”.
In the sentence “He is old.”, the adjective is “old” and gives us more information about whomever is referred to by the pronoun “he”.
In the sentence “We are ready.”, the adjective is “ready” and gives us more information about whomever is referred to by the pronoun “we”.

Adjectives may be used in questions as well as declarative statements, allowing us to find out more information about people or things. For example, in the simple question “Are you happy?”, the adjective is “happy”. This question asks someone whether their present state is one of happiness.

We may simply change adjectives in declarative statements or questions in order to state or discern whatever additional information we seek in the conversation.

Let us now look at several more examples of adjectives. You will notice that the form of each sentence is exactly the same: noun-conjugated form of the verb “to be”-adjective .


In the sentence “Susan is pretty .” , the word “pretty” is an adjective.

In the sentence “David is old .” , the word “old” is an adjective.

In the sentence “Henry and James are tired .” , the word “tired” is an adjective.

In the sentence “My dog is hungry.” , the word “hungry” is an adjective.


You will notice that the form of each the following sentences is exactly the same: pronoun-conjugated form of the verb “to be”-adjective .


In the sentence “I am pretty .” , the word “pretty” is an adjective.

In the sentence “She is old .” , the word “old” is an adjective.

In the sentence “We are tired .” , the word “tired” is an adjective.

In the sentence “He is hungry.” , the word “hungry” is an adjective.


Let us now look at several examples of adjectives in simple questions. You will notice that the form of each question is exactly the same: conjugated form of the verb “to be”-noun-adjective .


In the question “Is Susan pretty ?” , the word “pretty” is an adjective.

In the question “Is David old ?” , the word “old” is an adjective.

In the question “Are Henry and James tired ?” , the word “tired” is an adjective.

In the question “Is my dog hungry?” , the word “hungry” is an adjective.


You will notice that the form of each the following sentences is exactly the same: conjugated form of the verb “to be”-pronoun-adjective .


In the question “Am I pretty ?” , the word “pretty” is an adjective.

In the question “Is she old ?” , the word “old” is an adjective.

In the question “Are we tired ?” , the word “tired” is an adjective.

In the question “Is he hungry?” , the word “hungry” is an adjective.




Excellent! In this lesson we learned about adjectives . You may revisit this lesson at any time if you need to remind yourself of any of this material.