Adjective

Adjective is that word which gives information about the noun or pronoun along with it is used. It is rather the quality of noun or pronoun.

Examples:

  1. Tall man (tall is the quality of man hence tall is adjective)
  2.  Intelligent boy (intelligent is the quality of boy hence adjective)

Some times more than one adjective can be used in one sentence, for example; Sky is too high and blue. He is confident and intelligent.

Kinds of adjective

There are three degrees of adjectives.

  1. Positive, 2. Comparative, 3. Superlative

After comparative degree than is used whereas before Superlative degree definite article (the) is used.

Examples:

Positive Comparative Superlative
Tall Taller (than) the) Tallest
Big Bigger (than) (the) biggest
Small Smaller (than) (the) Smallest
Old Older (than) (the) Oldest

Adjective is also regular and irregular. As it is already mentioned that the Regular Adjective is the one in which pronunciation is not changed while changing it to other degree it also has some particular way to make Comparative and Superlative. For the comparative degree –er and for the superlative –est is used. Whereas Irregular adjectives are those which pronunciation is changed while conversion and it also has no particular way for this conversion?

Examples of Regular Adjectives

  1. tall, taller, tallest
  2. small, smaller, smallest
  3. new, newer, newest

Examples of Irregular Adjectives

  1. good, better, best
  2. much, more, most
  3. bad, worse, worst

Adjective and Syllables
Remember, adjective is related to the syllable. In case of one syllable we will use only –er with comparative and –est with superlative in regular adjectives.

Examples

  1. tall, taller, tallest
  2. short, shorter, shortest
  3. new, newer, newest

If there are two syllables in adjective more is used with comparative and most is used with superlative degree. If the adjective is of two syllables and ends on –y then –er is used with comparative and –est is used with superlative degree.

Examples

  1. happy, happier, happiest
  2. famous, more famous, most famous

In case of three syllables always more is used with the comparative and most is used with the superlative degree.

Examples

  1. beautiful, more beautiful, most beautiful
  2. intelligent, more intelligent, most intelligent
  3. sophisticated, more sophisticated, most sophisticated