Without adjectives, language is boring. “The girl smiled” only gives you basic information. But you can’t see the girl in your head. If we use adjectives, though, the sentences come alive and we can understand more details. You can write, for example:
“The tall, pretty girl smiled.”
“The shy, young girl smiled.”
“The ugly, mean girl smiled.”
Each adjective helps us see the girl more clearly in our heads.
Adjectives describe nouns. Test your knowledge of adjectives with these fun exercises
- Match the adjective with the picture
- Pirate Board game
- The Adjective Detective – First, click on “What are Adjectives?” to learn more about these words. Then, play the “Adjective Game.”
COMMENT: How many words can you use to describe your children? Your boss? Your teacher?