An adjective is the name of a word adding information to a noun by describing aspects of the noun such as quantity, quality or color. Describing words assist us to convey specific detail when passing on information to another individual or group. The individual may be a close friend, relative, colleague or even a stranger asking directions.

We use adjectives in all of our current forms of communication with others. This includes speaking in person, on the phone, sending text messages to others and posting or reporting on social media. Adjectives also ascribe ownership to pronouns, such as, "Billy's bike."


1. Teachers use Adjectives

School is where we first learned about adjectives and how to use them or identify them in a sentence. We are taught that they provide information which assists us to identify and locate something or someone or to imagine what is being described. Examples are, "red, leather bag" and "little girl."


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