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Adjectives are one of the 8 parts of speech that makes up the English language. Adjectives are describing words that add colour to subjects by modifying nouns and pronouns; English would be insufferable without them.

Types of adjectives include simple adjectives, comparatives and superlatives, proper, pronominal and compound.

Superlatives vs. Comparatives: What’s the Distinction?

Adjectives tell us how much or to what extent something has a quality or trait. Comparatives compare the amount with something else, whereas superlatives say something has the most or greatest extent of that trait.