Adjectives in English – grammar chart
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Adjective + noun
When we use adjectives with a noun in English, the adjectives go before the noun.
- It’s an expensive guitar. (NOT
It’s a guitar expensive.)
- She has a new car.
Am/is/are + adjective
We can also use adjectives without a noun after the verb be.
- This guitar is expensive.
- Her car is new.
In questions the adjective can go after be + subject.
- Is your car new?
- Are your classmates nice?
Feel/look/smell/sound/taste + adjective
We can also use adjectives without a noun after the verbs of the senses: feel, look, smell, sound, taste.
- Your idea sounds interesting.
- I don’t like this soup. It tastes horrible.
- You look tired.
- These cookies smell delicious.
- I feel depressed.
Adjectives in English have no plural. They are always singular.
- These are my favourite shoes. (NOT
These are my favourites shoes.)
- She has blue eyes. (NOT
She has blues eyes.)
We can use very and quite before the adjectives.
- It’s very expensive.
- It’s quite expensive.