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Adjectives

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What is an Adjective?
It is a describing word. It tells us something about a noun or a pronoun.

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How to find an Adjective?


They answer 3 questions.
What kind (or type)? How many? Which one?

Remember to identify the noun first!


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How to find an Adjective?


Three small children played at the park. Adjective Noun
(What kind?)

There were three horses standing.


Adjective (How many?) Noun

I want the fourth book.


Adjective (Which one?) Noun

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How to find an Adjective?


An adjective usually appears before the noun it describes. Sometimes the adjective appears after the noun, later in the sentence. Sues drawing is beautiful.
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Some more Examples


The rubber duck with his orange bill floated over the dirty water. Johns handwriting is very neat. That problem is too difficult.

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So What does an Adjective say?


Looks like Feels like Smells like Tastes like Sounds like How many or much Where from (origin) Which one

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What Words will you use to Describe this?


cute cuddly white fluffy small
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What Words will you use to Describe this?


smiling bubbly colourful wet happy
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Fill in the Blanks with Adjectives


An _________ bridge. A _________ elephant. The _________ children were sailing. That is a _________ money-bag. The ______ dog growled at the _____ man.

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Underline the Adjectives


1. There is an empty basket ahead. 2. Its a cold and windy day. 3. She is so pretty. 4. Dont be foolish. 5. This garden is clean and beautiful. 6. Many people exercise to keep healthy. 7. I think these bottles are broken. 8. We are all happy. Today is a holiday. 9. The pupils find the story interesting. 10. Raja was absent because he was ill.
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Few more Examples


Chinese kung-fu Indian flag. three juicy carrots. blue sky with white clouds few soldiers
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Adjective Endings
Adjectives have different endings. Some end with ful or less.
a beautiful dress a careless driver a faithful dog a harmless insect a useful tool
Adjective ending with -full is opposite of same adjective ending in -less

Try changing the endings in these adjectives!

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Adjective Endings
Some adjectives end with y.
a dirty road a noisy party an oily plate a sunny day

Some end in ive.


talkative pupils an active child
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Adjective Endings
Some adjectives end in -ing.
a cunning fox a smiling face matching dress

Some adjectives end in -ly.


a lonely boy daily newspaper

an elderly man
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Other Endings
Some adjectives end with -able, al, -en, -ible, -ish and -ous.
a national costume a comfortable chair a musical instrument a dangerous place a horrible mess a foolish act a famous poet a wooden table
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Try These
Put correct endings to make these words into adjectives. peace__ dirt__ storm__ music__ nation__ forget__ dust__ gold__ charm__ friend__ child__ rot__ love__ danger__
(-ful,-y,-y,-al,-al,-ful,-y, -en,-ing, -y, -ish,- en, -ly, -ous) http://learnwithlopa.weebly.com/

So now you know what adjectives are. Remember they modify nouns and pronouns.

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