ESOL Gramatika Výslovnost Testy Kurz 60 Texty Idiomy Nápovědy Angličtina



  1. Adjectives are invariable:
    They do not change their form depending on the gender or number of the noun.
    A hot potato Some hot potatoes
  2. To emphasise or strengthen the meaning of an adjective use 'very' or 'really':
    A very hot potato
    Some really hot potatoes.

    (BUT see also Modifiers/Adverbs)
  3. Position of adjectives:
    1. Usually in front of a noun: A beautiful girl.
    2. After verbs like "to be", "to seem" , "to look", "to taste":
      The girl is beautiful
      You look tired
      This meat tastes funny.
    3. After the noun: in some fixed expressions:
      The Princess Royal
      The President elect
      a court martial

the adjectives involved, present, concerned:

  1. I want to see the people involved/concerned (= the people who have something to do with the matter)
  2. Here is a list of the people present (= the people who were in the building or at the meeting
  3. )
Be careful! When these adjectives are used before the noun they have a different meaning:
An involved discussion = detailed, complex
A concerned father = worried, anxious
The present situation = current, happening now