Adjectives are used ro give us more information about nouns.
A green chair. - Green is an adjective, it gives us more information about the noun, chair.
Adjectives are also used to modify pronouns. For example, It's the green one. Here the pronoun is 'one'.
We have to be careful when nouns are used in place of adjectives to give us more information about a noun. Compare these three sentences:
Read through this short text. There are six mistakes. Can you find them? Write your answers in the comments section. Click on 'show answers' to find out.
"During the week my alarm clock goes out at 7am. I wake up, have a quick shower, dry my hairs and get dressed.
I get in the bus at 7:45. Its usually quiet so I can get a seat. Work starts at 9am but I like to arrive early. The first thing I do is take myself a cup of coffee and start reading my emails.
A California couple out walking their dog have stumbled across rare, mint-condition gold coins said to be worth up to US$10m, _1_ in the ground. The 1,427 coins, which date from 1847-1894, were never in public use.
We'll make a decision after the meeting.
Here we have two actions, both are in the future.
Make a decision
Have a meeting
Which of these will happen first?
The meeting will be first and then the decision will be made.
I lived in India before I met your mother.
Here we have two past events:
Meeting your mother
Living in India
Last night I chose what movie we watched; today you choose the movie.
Chose is the past simple tense of choose.
The river is starting to freeze. Do you remember when it froze last year?
Freeze is the simple tense form of the verb. Froze is the past simple tense.
Hungry? It's a word we use a lot. Here's how we can say a little hungry and very hungry in English. Time to build up your vocabulary.
Peckish - to be a little hungry. This is a casual word, mostly used in British English.
"There's some biscuits here if you are feeling peckish."
"I'm starting to feel a little peckish. I'm going to buy a sandwich"
This month sees the release of a new film, 'The Invisible Woman', about the life of Charles Dickens directed by Ralph Fiennes. The film focuses on the writer's relationship with Nelly Ternan, but how much do you know about Charles Dickens? Read the following text and match the words in orange to their definitions.
Hollywood A-Listers including Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Leonardo DiCaprio, Christian Bale, Amy Adams and Cate Blanchett _1_ the 2014 BAFTAs held at London's Royal Opera House.
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTAS) are an annual film awards ceremony which reward the best work of any nationality seen on British cinema screens during the preceding year. They are often considered Britain's _2_ of the Oscar's.
Thousands of people suffering from peanut _1_ could be saved from possible fatal allergic reactions thanks to a new therapy started by British doctors.
Doctors say the treatment for peanut allergy has _2_ the lives of children taking part in a large clinical _3_.
Have you ever been to London? Would you like to? Read through this text and guess what you think the missing words are.
Learning English in London is popular with students who come because they know they will have an _1_ experience.