Position of adjectives
- There are two main positions for adjectives: in front of the noun, or as the complement of a link verb.
- Most adjectives can be used in either of these positions, but some adjectives can only be used in one.
- Some adjectives that describe size or age can come after a noun group consisting of a number or determiner and a noun that indicates the unit of measurement.
- A few adjectives have a different meaning depending on whether they come in front of or after a noun.
Order of adjectives
- You put opinion adjectives in fron of descriptive adjectives
- You put general opinion adjectives in fron of specific opinion adjectives.
- If you use a noun in front of another noun, you put any adjectives in front of the first noun.
Adjectives with prepositions
- Some adjectives used after link verbs can be used alon or followed by a prepositional phrase.
- Some adjectives must be followed by particular prepositions.
- Some adjectives can be followed by different prepositions to introduce different types of information.
Adjectives ending in '-ing' or '-ed'
- Many adjectives ending in '-ing' describe the effect that something has on someone´s feelings.
- Some adjectives ending in '-ing' describe a process or state that continues over a period of time.
- Many adjectives ending in 'ed' describe people´s feelings.
Comparatives and superlatives
- You add '-er' for the comparative and '-est' for the superlative of one-syllable adjectives and adverbs.
- You use '-er' and '-est' with some two-syllables adjectives.
- You use 'more' for the comparative and 'most' for the superlative of most two-syllables adjectives, all longer.
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