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  in general, an adjective is a word that describes a noun or pronoun such as person, place, thing or idea. Adjective is a part of speech which is common that people use it almost automatically, both in speech and in writing.


In linguistics, an adjective (abbreviated adj) is a word that modifies a noun or noun phrase or describes its referent. Its semantic role is to change information given by the noun.

Adjective definition, any member of a class of words that modify nouns and pronouns, primarily by describing a particular quality of the word they are modifying, as wise in a wise grandmother, or perfect in a perfect score, or handsome in he is extremely handsome. Other terms, as numbers (one cup twelve months), certain demonstrative pronouns (this magazine those questions), and terms that.

What are adjectives? BBC Bitesize

An adjective is a word that describes a noun (the name of a thing or a place).

Adjectives come in several varieties, including superlative and comparative.

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