Some adjectives express ideas that cannot be graded. For example, a person can’t be more or less dead. In the same way, a sphere can’t be more or less round. In grammars these adjectives are called non-gradable or absolute adjectives. Non-gradable adjectives do not have comparative or superlative forms. There are very few non-gradable adjectives, [...]
Relative pronouns used to introduce adjective clauses -2013 -
We have already learned that an adjective clause is a group of words that works like an adjective. Adjectives are used to modify nouns. In the same way, adjective clauses are also used to modify nouns. In this lesson we will take a look at the five relative pronouns used to introduce adjectives clauses. Note [...]
The positive, comparative and superlative degrees -2012-
An adjective can exist in three forms – positive, comparative and superlative. The positive form is the base form of the adjective. The comparative form expresses a higher degree of some quality. The superlative form expresses the highest degree. Fill in the blanks with the comparative or superlative form of the adjective given in the [...]
Adjectives are describing words. Adjectives usually go before the nouns they modify (attributive position). They can also go after the verb be (predicative position). Note that most adjectives can go in both positions. Study the example sentences given below. The flowers are red. (Predicative position) These are red flowers. (Attributive position) The car is expensive. [...]
Different kinds of words go in different positions in a sentence. For example, nouns usually go at the beginning of a sentence. Adjectives usually go before nouns. They can also go after verbs. Nouns, too, can go after verbs. The main factor that determines the position of a word is its function.
Here is a list of errors that ESL students often make in the use of adjectives. Incorrect: She is more stronger than her sister. Correct: She is stronger than her sister. Avoid double comparatives. Adjectives of one syllable usually form their comparatives by adding –er to the positive. Longer adjectives take more. Incorrect: Bombay is ....