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Descriptive Adjectives


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What is a descriptive adjective?
A descriptive adjective is an adjective which is used to depict or portray (describe) the quality or state of a noun.

Descriptive adjectives are basically of 2 types:
(1) Simple and (2) Compound.

A simple adjective is just one descriptive word; whereas compound adjectives are not one descriptive word but two descriptive words used one after the other.


Sample Usage

Examples of Simple Descriptive Adjectives:
1. Shalini is a happy lady.

2. Prem is a thin boy.

3. Rohit is a good boy and is never rude to anybody.


Examples of Compound Adjectives:
1. The pinkish-purple shade appealed to the designer.

2. The policeman realized that the thief was short-sighted.

3. Most of the middle-aged couples took active part in the story-writing competition.


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