English Topic 22 - Adjectives

Adjectives are commonly tested in 11 plus exams.

An adjective modifies the noun in a sentence – it tells you more about a person, place, thing or idea. They can also tell you the number of things. You can use more than one adjective to describe a noun.

Examples of adjectives

He has a blue jumper. I am happy using the small screen. The grass looked very lush and green. The baby has lovely blue eyes.

She has five cats. I gave Mum received ten red roses on her birthday. We have an enormous garden. The old tree was covered in beautiful moss.

Some adjectives are comparative i.e. they compare things.

A comparative adjective compares two things. A superlative adjective is used when you compare three or more things

Examples of comparative adjectives

good, better, best / bright, brighter, brightest / young, younger, youngest / silly, sillier, silliest / bad worse, worst

Video tutorials



The next video is much more detailed but contains some good basic information too.


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