形容詞的作用

形容詞描述了人們對名詞的觀點,而這種描述方式稱為「修飾」。形容詞可以:

描述感覺或特性

舉例
  • He is a lonely man.
  • They are honest.

透露出國籍或起源地

舉例
  • I heard a French song.
  • This clock is German.
  • Our house is Victorian.

描述某物的特徵

舉例
  • That is a flashy car.
  • The knife is sharp.

透露出年紀

舉例
  • He's a young man.
  • My coat is old.

透露出外型,如大小、尺寸等

舉例
  • John is a tall man.
  • This film is long.

透露出顏色

舉例
  • Paul wore a red shirt.
  • The sunset was crimson.

透露出材質

舉例
  • The table is wooden.
  • She wore a cotton dress.

透露出形狀

舉例
  • I sat at a round table.
  • The envelope is square.

表達評價或價值

舉例
  • That was a fantastic film.
  • Grammar is complicated.