Adjectives describe or modify nouns.
I like fairy tales. A fairy tale is an imaginary story that has unrealistic characters in a fantastic background. It makes me forget about the real world and refreshes my tired mind.
Adjectives generally appear immediately before the noun.
- A pretty girl
- Red flowers
- A long stick
- Heavy boxes
- Warm weather
Commonly, adjectives of opposite meaning are formed by adding a prefix such as un, in, or dis.
- clear - unclear, important - unimportant, predictable - unpredictable, believable - unbelievable, common - uncommon, aware - unaware, ambiguous - unambiguous, conventional - unconventional, certain - uncertain
- definite - indefinite, correct - incorrect, comparable - incomparable, complete - incomplete, evitable - inevitable, expensive - inexpensive
- able - disable, assemble - disassemble, content - discontent, similar - dissimilar
When using a string of adjectives, they should appear in a set order: size / shape + age + color + origin + material.
- A big brown house
- A small old English desk
- A beautiful black Italian leather purse
- Delicious Chinese food
The + adjective describes a class or group of people and acts as a noun.
- the old, the young, the poor, the rich, the oppressed, the homeless, etc.
- This popular TV show is loved by the old.
Write opposite adjectives using the appropriate prefix.
1) Clear -
2) Definite -
3) Correct -
4) Expensive -
5) Complete -
Underline all adjectives in the following sentences.
In the spring, red roses blossom in my cute small garden.
The beautiful birds also sing in the big oak tree.