|We use an adjective to describe the qualities of people, things, places, etc.||Can you see the young woman at the end of the street?
He’s a great singer.
|We use an adjective (not an adverb) after ‘linking’ verbs such as be, become, feel, seem, smell, sound, look, etc.||It looks interesting.
It tastes delicious.
His ideas are interesting.
|We can use an adjective to describe the object of a sentence.||His answer made his boss angry.|
|Adjectives – common mistakes|
|Common mistakes||Correct version||Why?|
|She was too frightened to say a word.||Many adjectives are participle forms of verbs.
The -ed form describes how someone feels (bored).
The -ing form describes the person or thing that causes the feeling (boring).
|I am very interested in this problem.|
|It was a boring film.|
|The camera works perfectly.||We use adverbs to say how we do something.|
|She married a tall, young, German lawyer.||Adjectives normally go in the following sequence: size-age-shape-colour-origin-material-purpose.