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  • That's an interesting idea. (attributive)
  • That idea is interesting. (predicative)
  • Tell me something interesting. (postpositive)
  • The good, the bad, and the ugly. (substantive)


In linguistics, an adjective is a describing word, the main syntactic role of which is to qualify a noun or noun phrase, giving more information about the object signified.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

Adjectives are one of the English parts of speech, although historically they were classed together with the nouns. Certain words that were traditionally considered to be adjectives, including the, this, my, etc., are today usually classed separately, as determiners.

Adjective sections
Intro  Etymology  [[Adjective?section={{safesubst:#invoke:anchor|main}}Types_of_use|{{safesubst:#invoke:anchor|main}}Types of use]]  Distribution  Adjectives and adverbs  Determiners  Adjective phrases  Other modifiers of nouns  Adjective order  Comparison of adjectives  Restrictiveness  Agreement  See also  References  Bibliography  External links  

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