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Grammar and StructureGRAMMAR & STRUCTURE — Examples
Adjectives

 
 

Examples sentences using adjectives:

Sentence

Explanation

Other Examples

John is a tall man.

"Tall" gives information about size.

Other examples of size and measurement adjectives: short, small, big, long, wide.

John is a young man.

"Young" gives information about age.

Other examples of age adjectives: old, ancient, new.

John is a handsome man.

"Handsome" gives information about a person's opinion about John.

Other examples of opinion adjectives: expensive, beautiful, lovely, boring, delicious, quiet, ugly, terrible.

John is a Canadian man.

"Canadian" gives information about origin, where something comes from.

Other examples of origin adjectives: Japanese, Mexican, German, Greek, Spanish, Korean, Taiwanese. NOTE: The words begin with Capital Letters.

John has a blue car.

"Blue" gives information about colour.

Other examples of colour adjectives: red, white, yellow, green, black, brown.

His car is blue.

"His" gives information about possession.

Other examples of possessive adjectives: my, your, his, her, our, their.

John has two blue cars.

"Two" gives information about the number. There is no change to the adjective.

Other examples of numbers: three, four, five, six blue cars.

John has a round face.

"Round" gives information about shape.

Other examples of shape adjectives: square, triangular, circular, straight, crooked.

John has a solid car.

"Solid" gives information about characteristic.

Other examples of characteristic adjectives: sharp, hard, soft, gentle, rough.

John has a steel car.

"Steel" gives information about the material the car is made of.

Other examples of material adjectives: plastic, wooden, metal, leather, cotton.

John has a racing car.

"Racing" gives information about the purpose of the car.

Other examples of purpose adjectives: baseball bat, doll house, drawing pencil, reading glasses.

John feels happy.

"Happy" describes a feeling. Adjectives follow the verb "to feel".

Other examples of verbs that are followed by adjectives:

seems: dark, strange, different, new, cold become: cold, dark, light, tired, angry

taste: sweet, sour, bitter, spicy, delicious

look: good, bad, different, nice, beautiful smell: sour, rotten, sweet, good, bad, sound: loud, quiet, interesting, boring

be: good, bad, new, sad, happy, cheerful

John feels confused.

"Confused" is the verb "confuse" with the ending -ed. It is used as an adjective. Here the adjective describes how John feels or perceives himself.

Other examples of verbs with -ed used as adjectives are: bored, satisfied, tired.

John is confusing.

"Confusing" is the verb "confuse" with the ending -ing. It is used as an adjective. Here the adjective describes what other people think about John or how they perceive him.

Other examples of verbs with -ing used as adjectives are: boring, satisfying, tiring.

It gets cold in the winter.

"Get + cold" describes a change in the weather from not cold to cold.

Other examples of "get + adjective": get tired, get hungry, get angry, get excited, get fat, get old.