شرح الصفات بالانجليزية ADJECTIVES
Form of Adjectives
1. Adjectives are invariable:
They do not change their form depending on the gender or number of the noun.
A hot potato Some hot potatoes
2. To emphasise or strengthen the meaning of an adjective use 'very' or 'really':
A very hot potato
Some really hot potatoes.
(BUT see also Modifiers/Adverbs)
Position of adjectives
a) Usually in front of a noun: A beautiful girl.
b) After verbs like "to be", "to seem" , "to look", "to taste":
* The girl is beautiful
* You look tired
* This meat tastes funny.
c) After the noun: in some fixed expressions:
* The Princess Royal
* The President elect
* a court martial
d) After the noun with the adjectives involved, present, concerned
1. I want to see the people involved/concerned (= the people who have something to do with the matter)
2. Here is a list of the people present (= the people who were in the building or at the meeting)
Be careful! When these adjectives are used before the noun they have a different meaning:
* An involved discussion = detailed, complex
* A concerned father = worried, anxious
* The present situation = current, happening now