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In this lesson you will learn about adjectives and how to use them in your conversations.
Max: Adjectives are used to describe nouns. They are used to qualify a thing or person, or any noun whatsoever.
Nina: In the phrase “the smart teacher,” smart is an adjective.
Max: Right. The lazy students annoyed the strict teacher. Lazy and strict are the adjectives.
Nina: We can use more than one adjective with the same noun: the square blue box, or the tall handsome man, for example.
Max: Even more than two, if necessary: the beautiful big plastic box.
Nina: We can also use one adjective to describe two nouns: the old farms and houses. “Old” is the adjective that describes the farms and the houses.
Max: Good. So let's look at some conversations for contextualized examples.
David: I’ve lost my blue notebook. Can you help me find it?
Anne: What? You are holding a big blue notebook, aren’t you?
David: Not this one, silly. I need the small one with torn pages.
Anne: Where did you last see it?
David: It was on my old desk and now I can't find it. I'm confused.
Anne: You mean the blue desk? Your torn blue notebook is sitting right there on your old blue desk.
David: Ah, it's camouflaged! Right in front of my eyes!
Shelly: Hey you! I saw you riding a brand new bike today.
John: Yep. I wanted a fast bike which was also a practical one. That one is a fast and practical bike.
Shelly: Just be careful. There are so many bad drivers in this city.
John: Don't worry. I'll be careful. Accidents are bad.
Shelly: You wouldn’t want a broken bike.
John: Of course not. But more than the bike, I am worried about my own safety.
Shelly: You’re a responsible guy.
Ben: Have you seen the old librarian at the city library?
Karen: You mean the one who wears a green shawl?
Ben: She's a mean old lady. She told us all to be quiet.
Karen: I bet you guys were speaking loud.
Ben: Not really.
Karen: I know that lady. She’s very nice. She wouldn’t do that for no reason.
Ben : How do you know her?
Karen : Because she’s my grandmother!
Ben: Oops, I really like her too! She is a nice sweet old lady!
Karen: Nice try!