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Exercise 1

1. The qualifying adjectives

Qualifying adjectives are words that describe or express the characteristics, features or properties of a noun.
Colours
Black
White
Blue
Characteristics
Easy
Difficult
Expensive
Emotions and feelings
Happy
Angry
Sad
Sensations or tastes
Hungry
Sweet
Salty
Qualities
Funny
Nice
Famous
Physical appearance
Short
Tall
Long

2. How are qualifying adjectives used?

  • Qualifying adjectives are always placed before a noun and do not have gender or number.
    There is a red ball on the table.
    You have a small dog.
  • However, adjectives can also be placed after the verb to be or one related to the five senses: look, feel, smell, taste, sound.
    Mary is happy today.
    This perfume smells good.

Remember!

Qualifying adjectives are words that describe or express the characteristics, features or properties of a noun. Examples include colours, emotions and feelings, sensations or tastes, qualities or physical appearance, among other things.
  Structure Examples Notes
NOUN Adjetive + noun I have a new car. Invariable words. No gender or number.
VERB Verb + adjetive  This cake smells good. Only after the verb to be or verbs like look, smell, feel, taste or sound

 

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