What are English adjectives?
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…
The function of adjectives in English
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:
- Gerund (no plural form, but a verb follows in the plural) (plural form)
- For something abstract (singular form)
The Formation of the progressive forms of English Adjectives
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.
high – higher – highest
For 2-syllable adjectives, however, it’s only those ending in er, le, ow or y.
clever – cleverer – cleverest
The main irregular adjectives English:
|good / well||better||best|
|much / many||more||most|
The peculiarities of spelling of English adjectives
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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