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Section 11.4

Adjectives

Adjectives modify nouns or pronouns. They usuallyprecede the words they modify but they may follow them, separated from thosewords by a form of the verb be or asubsititute such as seems or feels.


the hot water

the water is hot

the water feels hot


Two important types of adjectives are determinersand participial adjectives.

Adjectives can appear in the positive, comparative,or superlative degree.


small [positive]

smaller [comparative]

smallest [superlative]


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