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Adjective

What is an Adjective?

An adjective is a word that describes a noun in a sentence.

Examples of using an adjective in a sentence:

  • The box is large.
  • The shiny penny.
  • The sun shone bright in the blue sky.
  • A six-year-old child.

If a group of words containing a subject and verb acts as an adjective, it is called an Adjective Clause.

Example of using a subject and verb as an adjective:

  • My sister, who is much older than I am, is a writer.

Adjectives are used in poetry to create different effects, either for a reflective description of the noun or to create more drama within a sentence description.

 

Why don’t you try writing a poem using adjectives and enter it into one of our Poetry Competitions.