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An adjective is a word that describes a noun. In English the adjective usually (but not always) precedes the noun it describes.

The important thing to remember with Adjectives is that they are always the same. Unlike other languages, in English you:

  • Do not change an adjective to match the number/gender of the noun it describes.
  • Do not add an "-s" to make an adjective plural.
  • Do not give an adjective gender.

In Simple Sentences, the adjective comes at the end using the formula, [Subject + To Be + Adjective]:

  • I am happy.
  • English is fun.

The next type of sentence construction follows the formula, [Subject + Verb + Adjective + Noun]:

  • That is a small cat.
  • My dad has a big nose.

In complex sentences, the adjective can come anywhere, but still tends to follow the above two rules: either at the end when describing the subject, or before the noun it describes.

It bears repeating: Adjectives have neither Number nor Gender:

Great, green fields of various grasses grow on her vast farmland in the warm season.