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Monday, 20 October 2014

POSITION OF ADJECTIVE

POSITION OF ADJECTIVE
Position of adjective is used to show the place where the adjective should stand.
There are three positions of adjective.
1) ADJECTIVE STANDS BEFORE NOUN
Adjective can stand before noun in the sentences, and it modifies or describes noun after it.
Example:
- He is a handsome man.
- They are happy students.
- She is beautiful girl.
2) ADJECTIVE STANDS AFTER ADVERB
Adverb can stand before adjective in the sentences, and it is used to modify adjective that stands after it. So adjective can stand after it.
Example:
- She is very clever.
- They are so kind.
- It is too old.
NOTE: Adverb is a word which is used to modify verb or adjective that stands after it.
3) ADJECTIVE STANDS AFTER LINKING VERB
Linking Verb is the verb that needs complement rather than object and that complement tells us more about the subject, so adjective can be used after Linking Verb as the complement to tell more about the subject.
There are many Linking Verbs as follow.
appear, go, smell, feel, become, get, keep, stay, remain, seem, taste, look…
Example:
- She becomes angry.
- They seem happy.
- The shy grows dark.
- We feel bored.
- It tastes delicious.
NOTE: Complement is a word, phrase or clause which is governed by verb that completes the meaning of the predicate.
Example:
- Sit down.
- Stand up.

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