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These types of adjectives add detail or description to the noun.
[In the following examples, the adjective is bold and the noun is underlined.]
When Tennessee and Connecticut first met in women’s basketball in 1995, it was a nice made-for-TV game between an established power and one on the rise.
- NICE describes the predicate nominative GAME and ESTABLISHED describes POWER, which is the object of the preposition BETWEEN.
- Note: In this sentence, ESTABLISHED is also a participle.
The tall man thought he could reach the top shelf of the bookcase.
- TALL describes the subject MAN and TOP describes the direct object SHELF.After the difficult surgery, the famous doctors to a nap.
- DIFFICULT modifies the object of the preposition SURGERY and FAMOUS describes the subject DOCTOR.
A worthwhile rivalry had been born.
- WORTHWHILE describes the subject RIVALRY.
Monica said, “Wow, this is a great game.”
- GREAT describes the predicate nominative GAME.