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?
Adjectives are coloured purple in example sentences on this website.
Ben is eating the pink apple.
The two adjectives are 'the' and 'pink'.
They tell us which apple Ben is eating.
Ben is holding two apples.
The adjective is 'two'.
It is telling us how many apples Ben is holding.
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.