ADJECTIVES What is adjective? Adjective is used to describe a noun. Where should an adjective be placed? a. in front of a noun e.g. a smart boy b. after verbs like “to be”, “to look”, etc.. e.g. She is beautiful
Functions of adjectives 1.Tell us who possesses the thing e.g. This is my dog. 2.Give nationality or origin e.g. He is an American boy. 3.Tell us about age e.g. She is an old lady. 4.Tell us about size e.g. He is a fat boy.
5.Tell us about color e.g. She is wearing a red dress. 6.Tell us about material e.g. It is a wooden table. 7.Tell us about shape e.g. It is a round table. 8.Tell us about purpose e.g. This is a hunting dog. 9.Describe the qualities or feelings e.g. It is a cute dog.
Order of adjectives 1.possessive 2.qualities 3.size 4.age 5.shape 6.color 7.origin 8.material 9.purpose my, your, his lovely, beautiful small, huge, tiny old, young round, square red, blonde, black Chinese, Swedish plastic, wooden hiking, hunting
1.I have a pair of brown Italian leather hiking shoes. brown: color Italian: origin leather: material hiking: purpose Order: color origin material purpose
2.Please show me your big white British hunting dog. your: possessive big: size white: color British: origin hunting: purpose
car: new / nice / Italian / black-and-white This is a nice new black-and-white Italian car.
armchair: leather / big / our / green This is our big green leather armchair.
1.house: dirty / wooden / old / small 2.shirt: white / silk / beautiful / new 3.towel: large / square / green / woolen 4.handbag: cheap / plastic / red / my 5.plate: blue-and-white / China / expensive / small
1.This is a dirty small old wooden house. 2.This is a beautiful new white silk shirt. 3.This is a large square green woolen towel. 4.This is my cheap red plastic handbag. 5.This is an expensive small blue-and-white China plate.