1.5) What are “Adjectives” for?

Adjectives are describing words. Adjectives describe nouns and pronouns. (Oldgreen, and cheerful are examples of adjectives.)

An adjective usually comes directly before the noun or pronoun it describes (or modifies, as they say).

When adjectives are used like this, they’re called attributive adjectives.

old man

green coat

cheerful one

An adjective can come after the noun. In this case, adjectives are followed by linking verbs (was, look and seems) to describe the noun or the pronoun.

Jack was old.

It looks green.

He seems cheerful.

Sometimes, an adjective comes immediately after a noun.

the Princess Royal

time immemorial

body beautiful

the best seats available

the worst manners imaginable


What are "Adjectives" for?