Adjectives

A very simple definition of adjectives that has sometimes been used is that they are ‘descriptive’ words. But this isn’t really very helpful. Lots of word classes can be ‘descriptive’: a noun like funeral is fairly descriptive, as is the verb leap. We might also say that the adverb quickly describes the verb ran in a sentence like He quickly ran.

Preview

This is a short preview of this page. You are missing out!

You can use Englicious for free, as many times as you like, provided that you log in first.

If you would like to read the full page and use it in your classroom, you need to first register your details on Englicious (for free) and then log in!

Englicious (C) Survey of English Usage, UCL, 2012-19 | Supported by the AHRC and EPSRC. | Privacy | Cookies