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Elementary Adjectives

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Adjectives give more meaning to nouns.

Adjectives are normally placed in front of the noun.
An exciting film.
An interesting book.
Fast cars.
Red roses.

Some adjectives can change to the opposite meaning by adding a prefix like; un, in, im, or dis.
Clear              unclear
Important       unimportant
Possible         impossible
Polite              impolite
Able                disable

If you are going to use more than one adjective for the same noun this is the order they should have:
Size/shape + age + colour + origin + material. But it is not always a good idea to put more than three adjectives in front of a noun.

A big old house.
A new Italian motorbike.
A black silk dress.

If you put 'the' in front of an adjective that describes a group of people then the adjective becomes like a noun.
The poor (poor people), the rich (rich people), the English (people from England)

The English are reserved.

Now select the adjectives from each sentence:

  • 1. John just bought a new Japanese motorbike.

  • 2. The film was too long.

  • 3. Someone at the party spilt red wine on Sarah’s white dress.

  • 4. It was a clear spring morning.

  • 5. I have an extremely difficult job.

  • 6. We were served by a really impolite waiter at that Italian restaurant.