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Describing Words

Concept: Find Describing Words

Definition

  • Describing words describe the noun or pronoun. Describing words are also known as adjectives.
  • Describing words tell us how something looks like or how it feels like, its taste, smell, etc.
  • These words speak about the various characteristics of the noun.

Examples:

Boy

How to Use a Describing Word in a Sentence?

Most of the describing words can be used before as well as after the noun they modify in the sentence.

Examples:

Sentence 1.1:

Boy

In the above sentence, the describing word ‘old’ is placed before the noun ‘man’.

Sentence 1.2:

This man is old.

Boy

Sentence 2.1:

Boy

In the example given below, the describing word ‘blue’ is placed before the noun ‘sweater’.

Sentence 2.2:

Boy

In the example given, the describing word ‘blue’ is placed after the noun ‘sweater’.

What are Various Kinds of Describing Words?

There are various kinds of describing words that explain the shape, size, colour, texture, number, etc., of the noun.

Examples:

  1. Ravi is a tall boy.
    The word ‘tall’ is the describing word, which explains the height of Ravi
  2. Sneha is wearing a pink dress
    The word ‘pink’ is the describing word, which explains the colour of the dress.

Common Mistake

Some verbs turn into adjectives after adding prefix -ing and -ed to them. Don’t get confused with those words.

Common Mistake

Verbs Adjectives after adding -ing Adjectives after adding -ed
Bore Boring Bored
Confuse Confusing Confused
Annoy Annoying Annoyed
Boy
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