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What are English adjectives?

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In general, English adjectives are used to describe a noun. Thus an adjective in itself cannot be changed in its form. Except number (singular / plural) and gender are modifiable.

 

An example of the singular:

The red door…

 

An example of the plural:

The red doors…

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The function of adjectives in English

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For example, an English adjective can assume two functions. Or an English adjective can be used in two different ways. First, as a noun, for attributive use. On the other hand, as part of a verb, for predicative use.

You can also use an adjective as a noun. If you observe the following rules:

  1. Gerund (no plural form, but a verb follows in the plural) (plural form)
  2. For something abstract (singular form)
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The Formation of the progressive forms of English Adjectives

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Consequently, adjectives have three progressive forms. On the one hand, the positive, the comparative and the superlative. An example of such progression is:

high – higher – highest.

 

The regular progression in English adjectives

All you have to do is to attach an “-er” for the comparative and a “-est” for the superlative.

Example:

MONOSYLLABIC ADJECTIVES:

high – higher – highest

DISYLLABIC ADJECTIVES:

For 2-syllable adjectives, however, it’s only those ending in er, le, ow or y.

clever – cleverer – cleverest

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The main irregular adjectives English:

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PositiveComparativeSuperlative
good / wellbetterbest
badworseworst
littlesmallersmallest
much / manymoremost
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The peculiarities of spelling of English adjectives

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Just as with English verbs, the adjectives also have spelling features. First of all, they may seem very similar to you, which they are except for a few exceptions.

 

y becomes i:

  • easy – easier – easiest

 

silent e falls away:

  • large – larger – largest

 

Doubling of the final consonant with pronounced vowel

  • thin – thinner – thinnest

 

Progression with more and most

Finally, all the two-syllable adjectives that do not end in er, le, ow or y are enhanced with more and most. There are also three syllables and more syllables adjectives.

  • useful – more useful – most useful
  • expensive – more expensive – most expensive
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About me

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Hey, I used to think that language learning was innate. Either you can speak English or not and it doesn’t matter how much you learn -“Anyway I don’t record good grades in English.” And that’s where English is so important.

 

After a while, I gave myself one last chance to learn English. Only this time I limited myself to the essential points.

For me, that meant verbs: formation – examples – signal words & usage

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Since then I know that learning languages is not innate. And through that realization, my vision has become to offer other students the opportunity to learn English, just like I did back then. Now I ask you to help me by sharing this article with your friends!

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