Common Adjectives

A common adjective is a grammatical part of speech that describes a noun (a person, place, thing, or idea). Adjectives typically answer the questions: “Which one?” “What kind?” “How many?” “How much?”

Common Adjective Examples

Some examples of common adjectives would be the following:

The funny teacher kept the class engaged.
(“funny” is an adjective describing the noun “teacher”)

Please hand me the tattered book.
(“tattered” is an adjective describing the noun “book”)

She rode the rusty bike down the block.
(“rusty” is an adjective describing the noun “bike”)

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