Adjectives are part of the open class.  Traditionally, they are called ‘describing’ words because they communicate some specific feature or quality of a noun. They provide descriptive detail about qualities like colour, size, character and mood. By including adjectives, writers can shape our response.

5 things to know about adjectives

§  they can be placed before a noun (attributive) or after a copular verb (predicative)

§  the sunny day; the pale boy; a cloudy sky [attributive]

§  the day is sunny


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