Adjectives are words that describe nouns and pronouns by providing more information about the nouns they describe. Adjectives also modify or limit nouns by making it clearer which one or how many are being talked about.
Adjectives are usually placed before (but can be placed after) the nouns they modify. They can also be placed after the verb.
Elliot’s new computer was very expensive.
Comparative and Superlative
Adjectives have different forms, called comparatives and superlatives. The comparative is used to indicate relative degrees or differences of quality between two objects. The superlative is used to indicate the highest or lowest degree of quality between objects.
Adjective Comparative Superlative
old older the oldest
wise wiser the wisest
early earlier the earliest
thin thinner the thinest
good better the best
beautiful more beautiful most beautiful
A possessive adjective describes nouns by telling us who the noun belongs to. A possessive adjective always precedes the noun.
That is his motorcycle.
The demonstrative adjectives are: this, that, these, those. Demonstrative adjectives always precede the noun they modify.
Mary needs these documents.
Nouns as Adjectives
Sometimes nouns can act as adjectives. Here are some examples.
Mr. Smith recieved a box of golf balls for his birthday.
For more information about adjectives and their used take a look at
An explanation of adjectives, including the kinds of adjectives and the comparative and superlative– www.understandinggrammar.com