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What is the definition of an adjective? 

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iqqu | Student, Undergraduate | Honors

Posted May 5, 2013 at 6:36 AM via web

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What is the definition of an adjective? 

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litteacher8 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted May 5, 2013 at 9:21 AM (Answer #1)

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An adjective is a describing word that describes a noun or a pronoun.

A noun is a person, place, thing, or idea.  It is described by an adjective.  Adjectives tell what kind, which one, and how many.  An example of an adjective is old.  This word can be used to describe different things, people, or places.

The oldman walked the dog.  

old = adjective     man = noun

In this case, the word old is describing the man, and telling us what kind of man he is.

An adjective can also describe a pronoun.  A pronoun takes the place of a noun, such as he instead of man.  So the adjective is performing the same function when it describes a pronoun as when it describes a noun.

 

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