By: Anaya Gray; Kelvonte Stiff; Evan Gardner
An adjective is a part of speech that describes,
qualifies, or places limits on a noun or pronoun.
Adjectives show differences in amount or degree by
the addition of function words or by changes in form
Adjectives answer how many, what color, what kind,
and they are used to add detail to a noun or
They also show size, shape, distance, feelings or
qualities, temperature, time, nationality, material,
age, and purpose.
1. That girl is ugly.
2. The nice boy gave me a toy.
3. It is freezing outside.
4. The Chinese man handed me a fortune cookie.
5. My family is early for the movie.
6. My mother beat me with a wooden spoon for
failing a test.
7. The Steelers is the best team in the NFL.
Rules of Adjectives
1. Adjectives can come before noun
2. Adjectives can come after verbs such
as be, become, seem, look, etc.
3. Can be modified by adverbs
4. They can be used as complements to
Superlative and Comparative
Comparative Adjectives Superlative Adjectives
Are used to compare 2 Are used to compare 3
nouns or more nouns
Usually end in –er but Usually end in –est but
for words with 2 or for words with 2 or
more syllables use the more syllables use the
word “more” word “most”
Examples: taller, more Examples: tallest, most
dangerous, better, and dangerous, best, and
Premodifiers with Degrees of Adjectives
Both adverbs and adjectives in their comparative
and superlative forms can be accompanied by
premodifiers, single words and phrases, that
intensify the degree.
Examples: We were a lot more careful this time.
He works a lot less carefully than the other jeweler in
We like his work so much better.
You'll get your watch back all the faster.
When the definite article, the, is combined with an adjective
describing a class or group of people, the resulting phrase
can act as a noun.
The rural poor have been ignored by the media.
The rich of Connecticut are responsible.
The elderly are beginning to demand their rights.
The young at heart are always a joy to be around.