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Predicative Position Of Adjectives

Adjectives can be placed after be (is, am, are, was, were) and other copular verbs like look, seem, appear, feel etc. In this case, the adjective describes the subject of the sentence. She is beautiful. Our house is small. This car is new, isn’t...

Adjectives That Can Be Followed By Infinitives

Infinitives are often used after adjectives which express people’s reactions and feelings. Common examples are: pleased, glad, surprised, happy, anxious, shocked, afraid etc. She was anxious to go home. I was surprised to get her letter. It is nice to...

How To Know Whether A Word Is An Adjective

Adjectives are describing words. Here are a few tips to identify adjectives. An adjective can exist in three forms: the positive, the comparative and the superlative. The word is probably an adjective, if you can add –er or –est to it. Or,...

Distributive Adjectives

There are four distributive adjectives in English: each, every, either and neither. Distributive adjectives are used with singular nouns and singular verbs. Each candidate was interviewed by the HR manager. (NOT Each candidates were interviewed by the …) Each hand has five fingers....

Demonstrative Pronouns

Demonstrative pronouns direct attention to a specific person, place, or thing. There are only four demonstrative pronouns: this, that, these and those. This is better than that. Put those down – they are dirty. Hello. This is Alice. Is that Ruth? Who is that? We use this/these to talk...

Demonstrative Adjectives

Demonstrative adjectives point out the person or thing concerned. Examples are: this, that, these and those. These mangoes are very sweet. Those days are unforgettable. This flower is very beautiful. I will never forget that experience. Demonstrative adjectives are different from demonstrative pronouns....

Degrees Of Comparison

English adjectives and adverbs commonly distinguish three degrees: the positive (the basic form), the comparative (expressing a higher degree than is present in something else) and the superlative (expressing a maximal degree). Comparative and superlative adjectives: formation The comparative is formed with –er or more; the superlative is...

Adjectives | Attributive Position

Attributive adjectives go before the nouns they qualify. She is a beautiful (adjective) girl (noun). They have a big (adjective) house (noun) in the city. This is a vexed (adjective) problem (noun). She married a rich (adjective) man (noun). Attributive adjectives after nouns 1. Attributive...