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Adjectives

Adjectives

Adjectives are words that describe the qualities or states of being of nouns: enormous, doglike, silly, yellow, fun, fast. They can also describe the quantity of nouns: many, few, millions, eleven. Adjectives tell the reader how much or how many of something you’re talking about, which thing you want to be passed to you, or which kind of something you want.

Adjectives come in three forms:

 Absolute adjectives describe something in its own right. An adjective is a word that describes a noun, giving extra information about it. 

Comparative adjectives are used to compare a noun to another noun such as this truck uses more gas than this car. Given below are the examples of Comparative adjectives:

Angry

 angrier

 Angriest

Anxious

 more anxious

 most anxious

Big

 Bigger

 Biggest

Brave

 braver

 Bravest

Bright

 brighter

 brightest

Broad

 broader

 broadest

Calm

 calmer

 Calmest

Cold

 colder

 Coldest

Cool

 cooler

 Coolest

Curly

 curlier

 Curliest

 

Sentences with Comparative Adjectives

  • My house is bigger than yours.
  • Your grade is worse than mine.
  • The Pacific Ocean is deeper than the Arctic Ocean.
  • You are more polite than Joey.
  • My brother is taller than me, but he is younger, too.
  • A rose is more beautiful than a daisy.
  • The Earth is larger in diameter than the moon.
  • A pint is less than a quart.

Superlative adjectives are used to compare three or more nouns and show which is best such as hot, hotter and hottest.

Sentences with Superlative Adjectives

  • I can’t find my most comfortable jeans.
  • The runt of the litter is the smallest.
  • Jupiter is the biggest planet in our Solar System.
  • She is the smartest girl in our class.
  • This is the most interesting book I have ever read.
  • I am the shortest person in my family.
  • Jerry is the least worried about the game.
  • That was the best movie ever.

Adjectives with Irregular Forms

Some adjectives have irregular forms when made into comparative or superlative adjectives. They do not ads an “er” or “est” and they don’t add the words more or most. In fact, in some cases, a whole new word is used.

Here are some examples with the adjective first, then the comparative adjective and then the superlative adjective:


Recap

 

  • Adjectives are words that describe the qualities or states of being of nouns.
  • Adjectives come in three forms: absolute, comparative and superlative.
  • Examples of Comparative adjectives:

           Angry - angrier - angriest

           Anxious - more anxious - most anxious

           Big - bigger - biggest

           Brave - braver – bravest 

  • Examples of a superlative adjective:

Bad - worse – worst

Good - better – best

Far - farther – farthest

Late - latter - last (order)

Quiz for Adjectives

Q.1

Select the appropriate adjective to fill in the blank.

On account of heavy loss in business, he is 'dejected' these days.

a) callowed
b) chagrined
c) crestfallen
d) bestowed

Q.2

Select the appropriate adjective to fill in the blank.

The study of 'heavenly' bodies always interests me.

a) colloquail
b) charied
c) contraband
d) celestial

Q.3

Select the appropriate adjective to fill in the blank.

Shivaji was a 'brave' warrior.

a) dauntless
b) carping
c) coverted
d) coerced

Q.4

Select the appropriate adjective to fill in the blank.

He is 'suspicious' about the plans made by his friends.

a) dissipated
b) dubious
c) confounded
d) disdained

Q.5

Select the appropriate adjective to fill in the blank.

We must face the 'disastrous' consequences of our actions.

a) dire
b) dangerous
c) catastrophic
d) disdaining

Q.6

Select the appropriate adjective to fill in the blank.

It should be the parents' duty to find the 'hidden' qualities of their children.

a) daunting
b) delusioned
c) dormant
d) despising

Q.7

Select the appropriate adjective to fill in the blank.

On the account of heavy loss, the factory of my uncle is almost 'dead'.

a) dilemma
b) decoyed
c) dint
d) defunct

Q.8

Select the appropriate adjective to fill in the blank.

Only a 'mad' person would believe in such crazy story.

a) devout
b) dulcet
c) demured
d) deranged

Q.9

Select the appropriate adjective to fill in the blank.

Many species in wild have become 'out of existence'.

a) extinct
b) endangered
c) extant
d) emaciated

Q.10

Select the appropriate adjective to fill in the blank.

The 'separated' husband and wife are living separately.

a) expunged
b) extoled
c) estranged
d) evasive

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