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Adjectives are words that describe nouns and pronouns, for example, pretty, happy, ugly, or smart. Adjectives usually come before the noun, as in, “That was a scary movie!” Many adjectives can modify one noun. There is no limit on how many adjectives you can use in a sentence.

Adjectives can follow a copular verb like be, feel, seem, look, and others. For example, we could say, “Your baby is very cute.” In this case, the adjective still modifies the subject of the sentence (your baby), not the verb (is).

Adjectives are also used to describe how someone feels. These adjectives often end in “ed,” like excited and pleased. Adjectives of emotion often follow the verb “to be.” For example, “Robert is excited to see the new Star Wars movie.”

Remember, unlike in some other languages, adjectives have only one form in English. They don’t have a singular and plural form or a masculine and feminine form. For instance, you wouldn’t say, “Those girls are beautifuls.” Even though there is more than one girl, you’d still say, “Those girls are beautiful.” Adjectives look the same no matter what noun they describe.

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