a sweet taste
a red apple
a technical problem
an Italian woman
Comparative and superlative adjectives
If you want to be super at using the superlative and beyond compare at using the comparative, then our guide to the forms of adjectives is for you.
Gradable and non-gradable adjectives
Are there any adjectives you cannot make stronger or weaker with words like ‘very’ or ‘fairly’? You can find out the answer with our guide.
Qualitative and classifying adjectives
What is the difference between a qualitative adjective and a classifying adjective? And which of the two is able to be modified by an adverb?
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