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  • Hello, guys.

  • And welcome to this English course on adjectives.

  • In today's video, I'm going to tell you everything there is to know about adjectives.

  • And what they are exactly.

  • The best way to describe an adjective in English is to say that

  • it's a word that describes or clarifies a noun.

  • It gives you information on people, things, ideas, nouns, or pronouns.

  • It is very important to understand what adjectives are

  • and to know how to use them.

  • Because they are essential when you speak English.

  • Let's get started.

  • Adjectives give us so much information about nouns.

  • Let's, for example, take a common noun, 'cup'.

  • And see how many ways there are in English to describe a cup

  • using different kinds of adjectives.

  • Let's see.

  • We can say, “It's a great cup.”

  • Just give your opinion.

  • It's a big cup.”

  • Talking about the size of the cup.

  • If you want to talk about the shape of the cup you could say,

  • It's a round cup.”

  • It's an old cup.”

  • If you want to talk about age.

  • Or if you want to say what color it is, “It's a white cup.”

  • Or talking about temperature, “It's a cold cup.”

  • It's a broken cup.”

  • If you make observations.

  • It's a Korean cup.”

  • Talking about origins.

  • Or you can mention the material.

  • It's a plastic cup.”

  • OrIt's a coffee cup.”

  • Talking about the purpose of the cup.

  • Now 'coffee' as you know is a noun.

  • But in this case, it can be used as an adjective.

  • All these adjectives are places before the noun.

  • Let's learn more about adjectives.

  • Adjectives can found before the noun.

  • It's called the attribute position.

  • Or after the noun.

  • Which is called the predicative position.

  • And it's just as common.

  • Adjectives which are found after a verb, describe the subject of this verb.

  • Usually a noun or a pronoun.

  • So if we take the sentence, “The girl is nice.”

  • The adjective, 'nice', refers to the subject of the sentence, 'the girl'.

  • But it is placed after the verb 'to be'.

  • My students are happy.”

  • Same thing.

  • The adjective, 'happy', describes the subject of the sentence, 'my students'.

  • But it is placed after the verb.

  • I hope you understand guys.

  • Let's move on to practice now.

  • Let's now practice finding adjectives in a few sentences.

  • “I'm a tall woman.”

  • Can you see the adjective in this sentence?

  • I hope you can.

  • The adjective is 'tall'.

  • It gives you the height of the woman.

  • “I'm a British woman.”

  • Now where is the adjective?

  • The adjective is 'British'.

  • Gives you the origins of this woman.

  • “I have blonde hair.”

  • Now what's the adjective in this sentence?

  • Of course guys, it is 'blonde'.

  • It gives you the color of the hair.

  • My eyes are blue.”

  • Now that's a different sentence.

  • Can you spot the adjective?

  • The adjective is 'blue.

  • What's blue?

  • My eyes.

  • 'My eyes' is the subject of the sentence and the adjective is 'blue'.

  • “I'm nice.”

  • Again, can you spot the adjective?

  • It's 'nice'.

  • Okay?

  • And finally, “The weather is cold.”

  • What's the adjective?

  • Where is it?

  • Can you see it?

  • The adjective is 'cold'.

  • What's cold?

  • The weather.

  • 'The weather' is the subject and the adjective is 'cold'.

  • Now in the first three sentences, it's the attribute position.

  • Remember?

  • The adjective comes before the noun.

  • And in the last three sentences, it's the predicative position.

  • Remember?

  • The adjective comes after the noun.

  • And in this case, after the verb 'to be'.

  • I hope you understand this.

  • Good job.

  • Okay, guys.

  • Let's go through the sentences again.

  • This time focusing on pronunciation.

  • It's very important that you repeat the sentences after me

  • to practice saying these adjectives in a sentence.

  • Okay, let's get started.

  • “I'm a tall woman.”

  • Can you repeat after me?

  • Twice.

  • First, “I'm a tall woman.”

  • “I'm a tall woman.”

  • Very good.

  • Moving on.

  • “I'm a British woman.”

  • Repeat after me.

  • “I'm a British woman.”

  • “I'm a British woman.”

  • Good.

  • Third sentence “I have blonde hair.”

  • So repeat after me please.

  • “I have blonde hair.”

  • “I have blonde hair.”

  • Very good.

  • My eyes are blue.”

  • Repeat after me.

  • My eyes are blue.”

  • My eyes are blue.”

  • Next one.

  • “I'm nice.”

  • Repeat after me.

  • “I'm nice.”

  • “I'm nice.”

  • Good job.

  • And finally, “The weather is cold.”

  • Please repeat.

  • The weather is cold.”

  • The weather is cold.”

  • Excellent job, guys.

  • Ok, guys.

  • Thank you for watching this video.

  • I hope you now understand what adjectives are

  • and how to use them in English.

  • Please be sure to watch my next video as I continue talking about adjectives.

  • Thank you guys for watching my video.

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    Samuel posted on 2018/08/05
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