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Adjectives - Definition, Overview, and Lists of Examples

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  Ed Good  —  Grammar Tips
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Below you’ll find links to our discussion on adjectives. We recommend that you start with the first topic,Adjectives - Words That Describe. At the bottom of each topic, you’ll find links to “Next” and to “Previous.” So start with the first topic and then click “Next” to read our entire discussion on adjectives.

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In these discussions, you'll meet various characters: Miss Hamrick is my eighth-grade English teacher (bless her soul); Amber and Igor are cave-dwelling, primitive ancestors, who, along with Miss Hamrick, invented the English language 6,412 years ago.

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Table of Contents

  1. Adjectives - Words That Describe
  2. Positive, Comparative, Superlative
  3. States of Adjective:-erormore,-estormost
  4. Only One State, e.g.,Unique
  5. A,An,The- The Articles
  6. Avs.An- When to Use
  7. Other One-Word Adjectives
  8. Noun Modifiers
  9. Fewervs.Less
  10. Different fromvs.Different than
  11. Compound Adjectives
  12. Adjectival Phrases
  13. Adjectives - Phrases and Clauses
  14. A Summary of Adjectives

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