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An adjective is a word that describes, identifies or further defines a noun or a pronoun. In short, it is a 'describing' word. Let’s look at the following sentence: 'The tree is tall.' In this sentence we know that the 'tree' is a common noun.
What can we learn about the tree in this sentence? We learn that it is 'tall'. Tall' is an adjective as it describes the tree.
Let’s look at another example. 'The coat was huge on him.' In this sentence the 'coat' is the noun. Note that 'him' is a pronoun. We must then determine if it is the 'coat' or 'him' that is being described. As it is the 'coat', what do we learn about it? We learn that it is 'huge'. 'Huge' is the adjective.
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