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Hello, guys. And welcome to this English course on adjectives.

In todays video, Im going to tell you everything there is to know about adjectives.

And what they are exactly.

The best way to describe an adjective in English

is to say that its a word that describes or clarifies

a noun. It gives you information on people, things,

ideas, nouns, or pronouns. It is very important to understand what adjectives

are and to know how to use them.

Because they are essential when you speak English.

Lets get started. Adjectives give us so much information about

nouns. Lets, for example, take a common noun,

cup’. And see how many ways there are in English

to describe a cup using different kinds of adjectives.

Lets see. We can say, “Its a great cup.”

Just give your opinion. “Its a big cup.” Talking about the

size of the cup. If you want to talk about the shape of the

cup you could say, “Its a round cup.”

Its an old cup.” If you want to talk about age.

Or if you want to say what color it is, “Its a white cup.”

Or talking about temperature, “Its a cold cup.”

Its a broken cup.” If you make observations. “Its a Korean cup.” Talking about origins.

Or you can mention the material. “Its a plastic cup.”

OrIts a coffee cup.” Talking about the purpose of the cup.

Nowcoffeeas you know is a noun. But in this case, it can be used as an adjective.

All these adjectives are places before the noun.

Lets learn more about adjectives. Adjectives can found before the noun.

Its called the attribute position. Or after the noun.

Which is called the predicative position. And its just as common.

Adjectives which are found after a verb, describe the subject of this verb.

Usually a noun or a pronoun. So if we take the sentence, “The girl is

nice.” The adjective, ‘nice’, refers to the subject

of the sentence, ‘the girl’. But it is placed after the verbto be’.

My students are happy.” Same thing.

The adjective, ‘happy’, describes the subject of the sentence, ‘my students’.

But it is placed after the verb. I hope you understand guys.

Lets move on to practice now. Lets now practice finding adjectives in

a few sentences. “Im a tall woman.”

Can you see the adjective in this sentence? I hope you can.

The adjective istall’. It gives you the height of the woman.

Im a British woman.” Now where is the adjective?

The adjective isBritish’. Gives you the origins of this woman.

I have blonde hair.” Now whats the adjective in this sentence?

Of course guys, it isblonde’. It gives you the color of the hair.

My eyes are blue.” Now thats a different sentence.

Can you spot the adjective? The adjective isblue.

Whats blue? My eyes.

My eyesis the subject of the sentence and the adjective isblue’.

Im nice.” Again, can you spot the adjective?

Itsnice’. Okay?

And finally, “The weather is cold.”

Whats the adjective? Where is it?

Can you see it? The adjective iscold’.

Whats cold? The weather.

The weatheris the subject and the adjective iscold’.

Now in the first three sentences, its the attribute position.

Remember? The adjective comes before the noun.

And in the last three sentences, its the predicative position.

Remember? The adjective comes after the noun.

And in this case, after the verbto be’. I hope you understand this.

Good job. Okay, guys.

Lets go through the sentences again. This time focusing on pronunciation.

Its very important that you repeat the sentences after me

to practice saying these adjectives in a sentence. Okay, lets get started.

Im a tall woman.” Can you repeat after me?

Twice. First, “Im a tall woman.”

Im a tall woman.” Very good.

Moving on. “Im a British woman.”

Repeat after me. “Im a British woman.”

Im a British woman.” Good.

Third sentenceI have blonde hair.”

So repeat after me please. “I have blonde hair.”

I have blonde hair.” Very good.

My eyes are blue.” Repeat after me.

My eyes are blue.” “My eyes are blue.”

Next one. “Im nice.”

Repeat after me. “Im nice.”

Im nice.” Good job.

And finally, “The weather is cold.”

Please repeat. “The weather is cold.”

The weather is cold.” Excellent job, guys.

Ok, guys. Thank you for watching this video. I hope you now understand what adjectives

are and how to use them in English.

Please be sure to watch my next video as I continue talking about adjectives.

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Hello, guys. Welcome to this English course on adjectives.

In todays video, Im going to talk about prefixes and suffixes that are commonly added

to adjectives in English. A prefix is a few letters added to a beginning

of a word to change the meaning of that word. And a suffix is a few letters added to the

end of the word to change the meaning. Well get more into detail.

Lets get started. Lets take a look at a few adjectives with

prefixes. Again aprefixis a few letters added

to the beginning of the adjective. Mostly to make it negative.

Lets take a look at a few examples. First we have the prefixun’. U, n.

For example, if we take the word, ‘fair’, and want to make it negative, we can add u

n to have the wordunfairwhich is the opposite of fair.

Same goes forhappy’. ‘unhappy

surebecomeunsure’. Another prefix is in , ‘in’.

To make the adjective negative, again, For example, ‘active’ – ‘inactive’.

appropriate’ ’inappropriate

complete’ ‘incomplete

The prefix ir now, ‘ir’. For example,

responsible’ ‘irresponsible

regular’ ‘irregular

rational’ ‘irrational

Then we have the prefix im, ‘im’. For example,

balance’ ‘imbalance

polite’ ‘impolite

possible’ ‘impossible

And finally, the prefix, ‘il’. Il.

Like, ‘legal’ ‘illegal

literate’ ‘illiterate

logical’ ‘illogical

These are just a few examples, guys. There are so many other prefixes in English.

But I hope you now have a better understanding. Lets move on.

Lets now talk about suffixes. In English, you can add a few letters to a

noun or a verb to make it into an adjective. Not necessarily a negative adjective.

Its not like prefixes. There are so many suffixes in English, but

here is a list of very common ones. We can find a suffixable’.

Like, ‘adorable’. ‘comfortable

Also the suffixen’, en. Like, ‘broken’.

golden’ ‘ese

Like, ‘Chinese’. ‘Japanese

fulLike, ‘wonderful’.

powerful’ ‘ative

Like, ‘informative’. ‘talkative

ous’ ‘dangerous

enormousOrsome’.

Like, ‘awesome’. ‘handsome

Again, these are just a few examples. There are so many suffixes.

But I hope you now have a good idea of how to use suffixes in English.

Lets now move on to practice. Okay, guys.

Lets practice finding adjectives in the following sentences.

And prefixes or suffixes. Lets have a look.

I have an uncomfortable seat.” Now, can you spot the adjective, first?

Of course, the adjective here isuncomfortable’. Can you see any prefix or suffix?

I do. There is a prefix, which isun’.

And there is a suffix as well. The suffix, ‘able’.

Okay, so look at how we transformed the word. The first word wascomfortin English.

First, we added a suffix to make it into an adjective, which iscomfortable’.

And then we added a prefix, ‘un’, to make it negative.

So the seat is not comfortable, it is uncomfortable. Thats how prefixes and suffixes can be

used in English. The second sentence, “She has a black car.”

Can you spot the adjective, first. Of course, its the adjectiveblack’.

Is there a suffix or a prefix? No, there isnt.

Next sentence. “His father was unhelpful.”

Whats the adjective? ‘unhelpful

Of course. Any prefix, suffix?

Yes, there is a prefix. Again, which isun’.

To make the adjective negative. And there is a suffix, ‘ful’.

To make the nounhelpinto an adjective. ‘unhelpful

Next sentence. “The actor is handsome.”

The adjective, of course, ishandsome’. Is there a prefix? No, there isnt.

Is there a suffix? Of course, ‘some’.

handsome’ “I hate oily food.”

The adjective isoily’. Of course.

Is there a prefix? There isnt.

Is there a suffix? Of course.

Theyis a suffix. You have the word, the noun, ‘oil’.

And to make it into an adjective you add the suffixy’.

And finally, “She is a dishonest woman.”

The adjective isdishonest’, of course. Do you have a prefix?

We do. Yes. We have the prefix, ‘dis’.

It shows this woman is not honest, she is dishonest.

Okay, so thats how with prefixes and suffixes we can really transform words in English.

Its wonderful isnt it? There are thousands of prefixes and suffixes.

Again, these are just a few examples. But I hope you now understand how it works

in English and how you can really transform and play with the different words and kinds

of words. Okay, guys. Lets now review the sentences

together and focus on pronunciation. Repeat after me, please.

I have an uncomfortable seat.” “I have an uncomfortable seat.”

Good job. Second sentence.

She has a black car.” “She has a black car.”

Good. Keep repeating.

His father was unhelpful.” “His father was unhelpful.”

The actor is handsome.” “The actor is handsome.”

Good. Moving on.

I hate oily food.” “I hate oily food.”

And finally. “She is a dishonest woman.”

She is a dishonest woman.” Excellent guys.

Okay, guys. Thank you for watching this video.

I hoped this helped you understand a bit more about prefixes and suffixes in English.

Keep practicing. It takes practice to get better identifying

prefixes and suffixes, but Im sure you can do it.

Make sure you watch the video as I continue talking about adjectives in English.

Thank you. Thank you guys for watching my video.

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Hello guys and welcome to this English course on adjectives.

In this video, I will be talking to you about adjectives ending inedoring’.

These adjectives are very common in English and they often confuse students and learners

in general. So please be really careful. Listen very carefully.

Repeat after me. Try and understand what the difference is.

Let's get started Adjectives ending ined’, describe a

person's feeling. For example, ‘bored’.

I am bored.’ Adjectives ending iningdescribe a

situation or an event. For example, ‘boring’.

Let's take a sentence. ‘This film is boring.’

Ok that's the event. It's boring.

And because the film is boring, I am bored. That's my feeling.

I hope you get it. Let's get a few more common examples.

For example, ‘annoyedandannoying’. ‘He is annoyed’.

That's a feeling. ‘The noise is annoying’.

You're now describing the noise. Other example, ‘confused’, ‘confusing’.

The student was confused’. ‘The English was confusing’.

depressed’ ‘depressing

My mom was depressed’. ‘She watched a depressing TV drama’.

excited’ ‘exciting

I'm excited.’ ‘Travelling is exciting.’

frustrated’ ‘frustrating

My dog is frustrated.’ ‘Staying home all day is frustrating.’

frightened’ ‘frightening

My little sister is frightened of the dark.’ ‘A dark room is frightening.’

satisfied’ ‘satisfying

My dad is satisfied.’ ‘He has a satisfying job’.

shocked’ ‘shocking

We were shocked by the accident.’ ‘It was a shocking accident’.

interested’ ‘interesting

I'm interested in articles.’ ‘I'm reading an interesting article’.

Last example, two sentences, two different meanings.

Look at these: ‘The teacher was bored.’

The teacher was boring.’ Now you really have to understand the difference

between those two because the meaning is not the same at all.

When you saythe teacher was bored’, you are describing the teachers feeling.

Okay, that's how the teacher felt at that time.

He or she was bored. But when you saythe teacher was boring’,

you are describing the teacher. Okay, the teacher made the students feel bored

because he or she was boring. Okay, so rememberedis for feelings.

Andingis to describe events, things, situations.

Okay let's move on to practice now. I now have a few example sentences for you.

Let's have a look together. ‘Wow I am excited or exciting about my new

carNow whats the correct answer?

What do you think? Now rememberedto talk about feelings.

ingto describe things. In this case, are you talking about your feelings

or are you describing your new car. Of course you are talking about your feelings.

SoWow I'm excited about my new car.’ Second example:

Try not to get bored or boring when you study English.’

Now what do you think are you talking about feelings are you describing things?

Of course, again, we're talking about feelings in this sentence.

Try not to get bored when you study English.’ Then, ‘Math is confused or confusing to

me.’? Do you know the answer?

You are describing math to you. It is confusing to you.

So math is confusing to me. ‘It was a thrilled or thrilling rollercoaster

ride.’? Now in this case, if you think for a minute,

can a roller-coaster ride feel anything? No it can't.

So it's obviously a description. It was a thrilling rollercoaster ride.

And finally: ‘My mother is disappointed or disappointing

in my English score’.? Of course you are talking about your mother's

feeling. She is disappointed in your English score.

Very well guys. I hope you did well and I hope you understand

the difference betweenedadjectives andingadjectives.

Let's now review the sentences together and focus on pronunciation.

Now listen very carefully and repeat after me please.

Wow, I am excited about my new car.’ ‘Wow, I am excited about my new car.’

Good. ‘Try not to get bored when you study English.’

Try not to get bored when you study English.’ Good guys.

Third sentence. ‘Math is confusing to me.’

Math is confusing to me.’ Very good.

It was a thrilling roller coaster ride.’ ‘It was a thrilling roller coaster ride.’

Very nice. And finally:

My mother is disappointed in my English score.’

One last time. ‘My mother is disappointed in my English

score.’ Good job guys.

Okay students. Thank you for watching.

I hope you understood the difference between adjectives ending inedanding’.

They are very important as they will allow you to describe how you feel and to

describe things and events and situations. Please keep practicing as this is still a

common mistakes among students. So the more you practice, the better you'll

get. Thank you very much.

Thank you guys for watching my video. I hope you've liked it and if you have, please

show me your support. Clicklike’, subscribe to our channel,

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Hello guys and welcome to this English course on adjectives.

In this video, I'm gonna talk to you about adjectives order

in a sentence using more than one adjective to modify a noun.

Now this is a very important topic because if you use more than one

adjective to modify a noun, you have to follow a specific order, so you

need to keep watching. Let's get started.

Let's take a look at this adjective order.

It looks like a lot at first, but you will learn very fast and practice will help.

Let's have a look together. First, we will use the adjectives describing

quality or giving your opinion. Like delicious, beautiful, or good.

Then, we will talk about size. Adjectives like tall, short, big.

Then comes age. Like old, young, new, twenty-year-old.

Then comes shape. Adjectives like round, or square.

Then color - red, green, blue. Origin - like Korean, Mexican, or

American. Material - like glass, gold, or wooden.

And finally, purpose adjectives like sport or coffee.

Remember my cup from the first video? Well we could say -

it's a great big old round white Korean plastic cup.

So a great - giving my opinion. big - the size.

old - the age. round - for the shape .

white - the color. Korean - for the

origins. plastic - the material.

That's the adjective order. I cannot break it. I have to follow it.

Don't worry guys. Most of the time you will only use one maybe

two or three adjectives in one sentence. But still you have to follow this order.

Let's now look together at a few sentences with multiple adjectives.

For example, these beautiful young girls went to school.

First, how many adjectives do you see in that sentence?

I see two adjectives beautiful and young. The order is beautiful - your opinion.

And then, 'young' for age. Second example.

I have dirty old running shoes. How many adjectives can you see?

There are three. Dirty - your opinion.

Old -the age And running - which is a purpose

adjectives. Then we have - that's a hot green Korean pepper.

How many adjectives? There are three adjectives.

Hot - your opinion. Green - the colour.

Korean - the origins. And finally, Canada is a nice large country.

Two adjectives. Nice - for your opinion.

And large - for the size. Let's now review the

sentences together for pronunciation. Please repeat after me.

These beautiful young girls went to school. These beautiful young girls went to school.

I have dirty old running shoes. I have dirty old running shoes.

Good. That's a hot green Korean pepper.

That's a hot green Korean pepper. Very nice. And finally,

Canada is a nice large country. Canada is a nice large country.

Good job guys. Let's now move on to more practice.

Okay guys you are experts now. Time to move on to some extra practice.

I have sentences for you - some of them are correct - some of them are not.

And it's up to you to tell me. Let's have a look.

She is a tall British woman. Now how many adjectives can you see in

this sentence? I see two adjectives.

And is the order correct? Tall - is the size.

British - the origins. So it is correct. Yes.

Size comes before origins. She is a tall British woman.

I have a red big ball. How many adjectives?

Two. And is the order correct?

Red is the color and big is the size.

Well no it isn't. It should be - I have a big red ball.

Size comes before color. I got a gold new watch.

Again, I suppose you know - two adjectives. Gold for the material.

and new for the age. And age comes before material so it should

be I got a new gold watch.

My mother has red long hair. We have two adjectives.

Red for the colour. And long - the size.

And size comes before color so it should be, My mother has a long red hair.

And finally, this is a cute little white puppy.

Three adjectives. Is the order correct?

what do you think? Well it is correct.

We have 'cute' for your opinion. ' 'little' for the size.

'white' for the color. And the order is correct.

This is a cute little white puppy Okay guys.

Thank you for watching this video. I hope this helped you understand adjective

order. This is not that difficult.

My students learn this order very quickly and I'm sure you will, too.

That's it for this video. I hope to see you in the next one. Bye.

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Hello students and welcome back to my English course on adjectives.

In this video, I'm going to talk to you about intensifiers and mitigators.

Now what are those? Don't be scared of their names.

Intensifiers are simply words that will make adjectives stronger.

They will give adjectives more power or more emphasis.

For example, two very common intensifiers in English arereallyandvery’.

Mitigators on the other hand, make the adjectives weaker like the words brother or family.

But we're gonna go into a little more detail. Keep watching.

Let's start with intensifiers. And I have a list of intensifies for you.

Of course these are not all of them, but it's a good start because they are very common

in English. Let's have a look.

really This video is really interesting.

The adjectives in this sentence is interesting and we make it stronger with the intensifier,

really’. It's really interesting.

very For example, I'm very happy to learn English.

The adjective ishappy’. And we give it more power with the intensifier.

very I am very happy to learn English.

Other intensifiers include absolutely. or example your new dress is absolutely amazing.

extremelyLike

It's extremely cold outside.” ‘incredibly

For example, ‘Your son is incredibly smart.’ ‘completely

My wallet is completely empty.’ unusually

The classroom was unusually quiet.’ And finally, ‘enough’.

He isn't old enough to drive.’ Now for this last sentence, the adjective

is old and II intensifier is enough. It's a special case because as you can hear

and see, ‘enoughalways comes after the adjective.

Intensifiers are commonly used with comparative and superlative adjectives.

For example, with comparative adjectives, we offer news much.

For example, ‘He runs much faster than me.’ ‘Fasteris the comparative form of the

adjectivefast’. And to intensify the comparison, we use the

intensifiermuch’. So he runs much faster than me.

We also usea lot’. For example, ‘This red bag is a lot heavier

than this white bag’. ‘heavieris the comparative form of the

adjectiveheavy’. And we make it even more powerful witha

lot heavier’. And we also usefun’.

For example, ‘She is far taller than me’. ‘talleris the comparative oftall’.

We make it more powerful withfar’. ‘Far taller than me’.

Now with superlative adjectives, we can useeasily’.

For example, ‘This is easily the best restaurant in town’.

bestis the superlative form of the adjectivegood’.

And we make it even more powerful by saying, ‘easily the best restaurant’.

And we also useby far’. For example, ‘Sarah is by far the smartest

girl in class’. Let's move on to mitigators.

Now mitigators are the opposite of intensifiers. They weaken the adjectives.

Let's look at a few examples. Mitigators includefairly’.

For example, ‘It's fairly sunny today’. The adjectivesunnyis weakened by the

mitigatorfairly’. So it's not sunny it's a bit less than sunny.

Other mitigatorrather’. So when I say, ‘I'm rather tired’,

I'm not exactly tired. I'm a bit less.

The adjective is less powerful because of thisrather’.

Other example, ‘pretty’. ‘It's pretty expensive’.

Which means it's not expensive. It's a little bit less.

Oh quite like, ‘The movie was quite good’. The adjectivegoodis less powerful

because of thisquite’. Now be very careful because if you usequite

with an extreme adjective such asterrible’, ‘perfect’, ‘enormous’, orexcellent

quite meansabsolutely’.

It becomes an intensifier. For example, ‘She is quite gorgeous.’

Means she is absolutely gorgeous. It's more powerful because of the intensified

quite’. So be very careful when you usequite

because depending on the adjective that you choose it has a different meaning.

And it can be either an intensifier or a mitigator. Let's move on.

Just as intensifiers, mitigators can be used with comparative adjectives.

Let's look at a few examples. We can usea bit’.

For example, ‘He's a bit faster than me’. When you say, “He's a bit faster than me,”

it's less powerful thanHe's faster than me.”

Soa bitit's mitigates it weakensfaster’. Same goes forrather’.

For example, ‘This dress is rather nicer than that dress’.

It weakens the comparison the nicer. Third case we can saya little bit’.

For example, ‘There's a little bit more rain today than yesterday’.

It's less powerful then. There's more rain.

And finally we can say, ‘slightly’. For example, ‘My car is slightly older than

your car’. So it's just a little bit older than your

car. It's weak because of this mitigator.

Let's now move on to practice. I want things to be very clear so I have a

few example sentences for you guys. And I want you to tell me if you see an intensifier

or a mitigator. Let's have a look first.

It's a very interesting game’. Now what's the adjective in that sentence?

interestingof course. What aboutvery’.

Is it an intensifier or a mitigator? What do you think?

It's an intensifier of course. It's a very interesting game.

It's more powerful thanks to thisvery’. The second sentence, ‘She cooks fairly good

pasta’. Now the adjective in this sentence isgood’.

I'm sure you know what aboutfairly’. Is it an intensifier or a mitigator?

It's a mitigator guys. The adjectivegoodis less powerful

because offairly’. ‘She cooks fairly good pasta’.

The third example, ‘He's quite brilliant at speaking English’.

The adjective isbrilliant’. Now just a hint.

It's an extreme adjective. ‘brilliantis a very strong adjective,

so what aboutquite’? Is it an intensifier or a mitigator?

It is an intensifier of course because the adjective is extreme.

I hope you got that. Next example.

She's a bit younger than I am’. The adjective is actually a comparative adjective.

In this sentence, ‘youngera bit acts as a mitigator of course.

And finally, ‘My dog is much fatter than my cat’.

Again, it's a comparative adjectivefatter’. And what aboutmuch’?

What do you think? Intensifier, mitigator?

It's an intensifier. It's much fatter than my cat.

Good job guys. Let's move on.

Let's go through the sentences again and focus on pronunciation.

Please repeat after me. It's a very interesting game.

One more time. It's a very interesting game.

Good. Second example.

She cooks fairly good pasta. She cooks fairly good pasta.

Third example guys. He's quite brilliant at speaking English.

One more time. He's quite brilliant at speaking English.

Moving on. She's a bit younger than I am.

She's a bit younger than I am. And finally, my dog is much fatter than my

cat. My dog is much fatter than my cat.

Excellent guys. Thank you guys for watching the video.

I hope this has helped. Now using intensifiers and mitigators takes

practice. A lot of practice.

But I'm sure you can do it and it's worth it.

It will make a true difference to your speaking skills.

Thank you for watching. See you next time.

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