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GRAMMAR & STRUCTURE — Examples
Adjectives

 
 

Sentences using adjectives

Example

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 of John's appearance.

Other examples of opinion adjectives: expensive, beautiful, lovely, cheap, 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: These 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 blue" gives information about the number. There is no change in the adjective form.

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 soft face.

"Soft" gives information about the characteristics of an object.

Other examples of characteristic adjectives: sharp knife, hard bed, solid table, gentle touch, rough surface

John has a steel car.

"Steel" gives information about the material and about what something is made of.

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

John has a racing car.

"Racing" gives information about the purpose.

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:
to seem: dark, strange, different, new, cold
to become: cold, dark, light, tired, angry
to taste: sweet, sour, bitter, spicy, delicious
to look: good, bad, different, nice, beautiful
to smell: sour, rotten, sweet, good, bad
to sound: loud, quiet, interesting, boring
to be: good, bad, new, sad, happy, cheerful

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