Sunday, 14 December 2014

Adjectives in English Grammar

Adjectives are words in the sentences that are used to give more information about the nouns or pronouns.

Examples -

PM Modi is a very popular person across the world.
Virat Kohli is an excellent cricketer.

In above examples, popular and excellent are 2 adjectives that we have used to provide more information about the persons. Same way we can use adjectives to describe things - living or non-living.

For example -
The Car was looking amazing.

Frequently Used adjectives in daily English usage.
We can use adjectives to describe Colour, quantity, human emotions, qualities etc.

Adjectives to describe Quantity
  1. Heavy
  2. Light
  3. Full
  4. Empty
Examples on adjectives related to Quantity
  1. The boy was carrying a heavy bag containing books.
  2. I took a light dinner as I had to board the flight at night.
  3. I watched full episode of the reality show.
  4. I saw empty bottle on the table.
Adjectives to describe Quality
  1. Brave
  2. Coward
  3. Punctual
  4. Strong
  5. Weak
  6. Envious
  7. Intelligent
  8. Clever
  9. Gifted
  10. Mighty
  11. Wealthy
  12. Rich
  13. Poor
  14. Right 
  15. Wrong
Examples on adjectives related to Quality.
  1. Brave girl rescued her grand-mother from the house which was on fire.
  2. The coward boy was scared of almost everything.
  3. Manager wanted everyone to be punctual in office.
  4. Strong winds destroyed the tenets that we set up near river.
  5. He looked weak and worried.
  6. Alex was envious of Peter's success in his life. He wished he had lot of money just like Peter.
  7. Intelligent and clever students do not need to be forced to study.
  8. Serena is gifted tennis player. She broke many records in her career.
  9. We were surprised to see his mighty muscles.
  10. Most of the rich and wealthy people think that money is everything.
  11. When our car stopped at the signal, poor man knocked the door begging for money.
  12. Time will decided if your decision is right or wrong.
Adjectives to describe looks
  1. Beautiful
  2. Ugly
  3. Awful
  4. Awesome
  5. Amazing
  6. Handsome
  7. Glamourous
  8. Magnificent
  9. Wide-Eyed
Examples on adjectives related to looks.
  1. Beautiful lady asked ugly man to stay away from her.
  2. Awful lecture by Maths teacher bored us too much.
  3. Awesome and amazing performance of Roger entertained every spectator.
  4. She was looking for handsome young boy to go to prom.
  5. He wanted to join a glamorous industry like Hollywood.
  6. I was wide-eyed after seeing her naked.
  7. Breathtaking and magnificent view of the green hills and waterfalls captivated us. 
Adjectives to describe colours
  1. Red
  2. Blue
  3. White
  4. Black
  5. Silver
  6. Green
  7. Orange
  8. Purple
Examples on adjectives related to colours.
  1. His red eyes signalled that he had drunk lot of alcohol.
  2. I saw one woman wearing blue cap and red shoes.
  3. We kept seeing at blue waters.
  4. Green hills turn dry after few months due to the arrival of summer.
  5. In carnival, girls had worn cloths of different colours like silver, purple, orange.
Adjectives to describe bad human emotions
  1. Angry
  2. Anxious
  3. Worried
  4. Confused
  5. Embarrassed
  6. Jealous
  7. Envious
  8. Cunning
  9. Shrewd
  10. Arrogant
  11. Silly
  12. Stupid
  13. Scary
  14. Sad
  15. Dull
  16. Optimistic
  17. Pessimistic
Examples on adjectives related to bad human emotions.
  1. Nobody likes the companionship of angry people.
  2. Lisa was anxious about her results as she had found the exam papers quite tough.
  3. Mother was too much worried as her son did not come back from school.
  4. Embarrassed with my inability to deliver the presentation, I left the meeting room.
  5. Mother-in-law was jealous of daughter-in-law.
  6. Tom was envious of Greg's car as He was not able to buy such an expensive car.
  7. Cunning and shrewd people usually flatter others to get some benefit out of them.
  8. Arrogant people also seem to be stupid and silly. Such people will not listen to other's opinions
  9. I watched a scary movie yesterday. I am still feeling horrified.
  10. Sad relatives of plane crash victims needed a support in a tough time.
  11. The movie was quite dull and boring. We felt like losing the ticket money after watching it.
  12. Pessimistic people always have a negative attitude towards life. They are hopeless.
Adjectives to describe good human emotions
  1. Happy
  2. Delighted
  3. Excited
  4. Optimistic
  5. Calm
  6. Eager
  7. Proud
  8. Obedient
  9. Kind
Examples on adjectives related to good human emotions.
  1. We enjoyed a lot during trip. Happy days ended when we returned home.
  2. Delighted with strong performance in exams, he called up his father.
  3. Cricket enthusiasts are excited about the cricket world cup scheduled in next month.
  4. Optimistic people always think positive in adverse and difficult situations.
  5. We asked him about his relationship with the girl but he kept calm.
  6. Bright people are always eager to learn new things in life.
  7. The president of the USA was proud of the success of NASA mission to MARS.
  8. Obedient person is someone who will always follow the advice of seniors or parents.
  9. He is very kind, humble and down to earth man.

Adjectives to describe shape and size
  1. Circular
  2. Square
  3. Round
  4. Deep
  5. Steep
  6. Rough
  7. Bouncy
  8. Flat
  9. Soft
  10. Narrow
  11. Broad
  12. Long
  13. Short
  14. Small
  15. Tiny
Examples on adjectives related to shape and size.
  1. We purchased one circular gold ring as a birthday gift for him.
  2. Shop had 2 kinds of chairs - Square shaped and round shaped.
  3. Wife was in deep sleep when the robbery took place.
  4. Most of the people find it hard to drive up the steep road.
  5. We were given some rough papers for doing calculations.
  6. Bouncy pitch at Sydney helped bowlers to get extra bounce.
  7. Most of the roads in developed countries are flat while most of the roads in India are rough and full with ditches and pot-holes.
  8. I touched her cheeks which were very soft.
  9. Roads leading to beaches in Goa are very narrow. Government needs to step up the efforts to make them broad.
  10. We went out for a walk with short pant.
  11. New Zealand  is a very small country.
  12. I bought a tiny doll for a baby.  

Adjectives to describe sounds
  1. Melodious
  2. Whispering
  3. Hissing
  4. Loud
Examples on adjectives related to sound.
  1. Melodious songs by Shakira enthralled the audience.
  2. We heard the whispering sound outside our farm house.
  3. Hissing sound of snake scared us a lot.
  4. His neighbour is an eccentric man. He plays loud music at late night.
Adjectives to describe time
  1. Late
  2. Early
  3. Punctual
Examples on adjectives related to time.
  1. Trains in India usually come late.
  2. Julia came early in the office today as she wanted to leave in the evening.
  3. Trains and buses in Japan and London are very punctual.

  Adjectives to describe taste and touch
  1. Tasty
  2. Awful
  3. Bad
  4. Spicy
  5. Sweet
  6. Sour
  7. Stale
  8. Fresh
  9. Salty
  10. Hard
  11. Sharp
  12. Icy
  13. Hot
  14. Bitter
  15. Cold
  16. Mild
  17. Tasteless
Examples on adjectives related to taste and touch.
  1. We enjoyed chicken Kabab and tandoori very much. It was very tasty.
  2. Awful food at the party disappointed us.
  3. Bad score in the exam made him worried.
  4. I like spicy as well as sweet food items.
  5. Grapes were very sour. We disliked it.
  6. Some news channels show stale news everyday.
  7. Stale food should be fed to animals in the forest.
  8. Fresh air gently touched us leaving a pleasant experience.
  9. we should avoid salty food to remain in good health.
  10. Tree trunk was too hard to cut down.
  11. Sharp knife cut the vegetable very quickly and smoothly.
  12. Water was very hot so I mixed some cold water in it.
  13. Doctor asked me to swallow bitter pill.
  14. Mixed veg was tasteless.
  15. Icy breeze made us colder.
  16. She abused him but he replied in a mild voice. 
Some miscellaneous adjectives
  1. I want both books. 
  2. I want either of the books.
  3. I want neither of the books.
  4. He plays music. I too.
  5. He does not speak. I do not speak either.
  6. You are watching. So am I.
  7. You have no answer. Neither have I.
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