An adjective is a word like clever, beautiful, green, hungry, brave, which is used when we describe people, things, events etc. Adjectives are used in connection with nouns and pronouns.
  • He wore a red shirt.
  • We need some square tables.
  • Each hand has five fingers.
  • You are naughty.
  • She is a beautiful girl.
  • He is an honest boy.
  • This is a wooden chair.
  • She wore a gold necklace.
  • It was an earthen pot.
  • Sugar is sweet.

Position of adjectives

Most adjectives can go in two main positions in a sentence:
a) before a noun (attributive position)
  • Our new principal is an old lady.
  • He is a clever boy.
b) after be, seem, look and other copular verbs (predicative position)
  • I am glad to meet you.
  • You don't look happy to see me.
  • The milk turned sour.
  • She felt bad.


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