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This section of Exploring English provides a description of English adjectives.

An adjective is a modifier or qualifier that modifies the meaning of a noun or phrase.


The joke fell like a lead balloon. ('lead' is a noun used as an adjective).

The stolen book was found clutched by Aaron's sticky fingers.

Adjectives are generally placed before the word or words they modify.

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