Parts of Speech: Adjective

Parts of speech contains words that have distinctive meanings and functions that, together, makes a sentence clear. There are 8 parts of speech in the English grammar and are as follows: noun, pronoun, verb, adverb, adjective, conjunction, preposition, and interjection.

4. Adjective

An adjective is a word or phrase that helps modify or describe a noun.

ex: The cat jumped onto the bed
There are no adjectives here. The cat can be thought differently from different people. Adjectives basically make the noun more specific.

ex: The yellow-striped cat jumped onto the bed.
Here, the adjective is “yellow-stripe”d as this is the cat that we are all thinking about.

ex: Johnathan could not find his black pen.
The adjective, “black,” described the specific colored pen that Johnathan couldn’t find.

PRACTICE

Find the adjective(s) in the following sentences:

1.  Catherine requested a taxi as the driver was said to be driving a yellow Prius.
2.  The student saw two dollars on the floor.
3.  Looking at the gray and cloudy sky made me go back into the house to grab a jacket.
4.  The dying flowers was a sign that Fall was coming.

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