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​​In a nutshell

An adjective is a word used to describe a noun. Using adjectives can make your writing more interesting and varied. In this summary, you'll learn what an adjective is and when to use them.

Using adjectives

Adjectives are describing words, they can give you more information or detail about a noun (a person, place or thing). Adjectives can come before or after a noun in a sentence. Adjectives can describe a noun's colour, age, size, shape, material, purpose and more.


The grey cat sat on top of the smelly bin.


The backpack was heavy, it was full of interesting books.

Multiple adjectives

If you want to describe a noun in greater detail, you can use multiple adjectives. 


There was a bigfatuglygreen monster.


I thought the movie would be more interestingfunny or personal.

Tip: When using multiple adjectives to describe a noun, separate them with commas (,).

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