Adjectives are words that describe nouns, giving us more information about what the noun looks like, feels like, smells like, tastes like etc. They let us build up a picture in our minds! For example:
I saw a cat.
Let’s add in an adjective!
I saw a ginger cat.
We can add more than one adjective, to make the picture even clearer:
I saw an enormous, ginger cat.
✔ COMPARATIVE ADJECTIVES compare the noun to something else and they often end in -er.
I had the bigger slice of cake.
Be careful – you can use ‘more’ or ‘less’ with an adjective to make it a comparative one:
My dinner was less tasty than the cat’s.
✔ SUPERLATIVE ADJECTIVES show us that the noun is the least, most, worst or best. They often end in -est, like smallest, biggest, loudest, quietest.
We can also use ‘most’ or ‘least’ with an adjective, to make a superlative adjective:
Monday is my least favourite day of the week!