An adjective is a word that describes or modifies a noun. That is, they give us more information about a noun.

Adjectives answer the following questions about the noun they modify:

  • Which one?
  • What kind?
  • How many?
The Colourful English Colour Code for Adjectives

Adjectives are coloured purple in example sentences on this website.


Example 1:

Ben is eating the pink apple.

The two adjectives are 'the' and 'pink'.

They tell us which apple Ben is eating.

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Example 2:

Ben is holding two apples.

The adjective is 'two'.

It is telling us how many apples Ben is holding.


Example 3:

Ben is eating a yummy apple.

The two adjectives are 'a' and 'yummy'.

The adjective 'yummy' tells us what kind of apple Ben is eating.

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