AdjectivesAn adjective is a word that describes a noun or a pronoun. Adjectives tell what kind, how many, or which one.ExamplesSome dogs have funny faces.(An adjective usually comes before the word it describes.)The fur on a sheepdog is fluffy.(An adjective may come after a linking verb like is or are.)
ArticlesThe articles a, an, and the are adjectives.A pug is a small dog.(A is used before words beginning with a consonant sound.)An Airedale is a larger terrier.(An is used before words beginning with vowel sound.)
Forms of AdjectivesPositive Adjective - An adjective that describes a person, place, or thing.A bloodhound has a wrinkled face.Comparative Adjective - Some adjectives compare two people, places or thingsA bulldog is smaller than a dalmatian.(Many comparative adjectives use the ending -er)Bulldogs are more muscular than poodles.(The word more is used before some adjectives with two or more syllables.)Superlative Adjectives - Some adjectives compare three or more people, places, or things.The Chihuahua is the smallest dog I have ever seen.(Many superlative adjectives use the ending -est)The golden retriever is one of the most beautiful dogs.(The word most is used before some adjectives with two or more syllables.)Irregular Forms of AdjectivesSome comparative and superlative adjectives are irregular, which means they do not follow the above rules for positive, comparative, and superlative adjectives including some very common ones such as good/better/best and bad/worse/worst. Click here to see a list of irregular adjectives.