An adjective is a word that describes nouns. It gives us some information about an object’s size, shape, age, color, origin or material.
Adjectives tell us how much; how many of something we’re talking about, which thing we want passed to, or which kind of something we want.
- It’s a big table.
- He is tall.
- We’ve been teachers for five years.
- My coffee table is beautiful.
Adjectives come in three forms: absolute, comparative, and superlative. Absolute adjectives describe something in its own right.
- A cool guy
- A messy desk
Comparative adjectives, make a comparison between two or more things.
- Richard is richer than his neighbor.
- John is taller than Nick.
Superlative adjectives indicate that something has the highest degree of the quality in question.
- The highest mountain.
- The coolest guy in the room is Peter.