English Adjective Phrases


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What is an adjective phrase?

An adjective phrase is a group of words in a sentence that acts like an adjective.

A word or group of words

Example:


For example, you could say, "Lisa is an experienced teacher."

In this sentence the word experienced is an adjective. It describes Lisa.

You could replace experienced with a group of words (a phrase) and say, "Lisa is a teacher with a lot of experience."

With a lot of experience is a phrase (a group of words without a finite verb), and it functions as an adjective in the sentence. It describes Lisa.

So we call it an adjective phrase.


Additional adjective phrase examples (the adjective phrase is bold):

English Adjective Phrases
  • The man by the car is my father.

  • My grandfather is a man of great wisdom.

  • Tom is a man with good instincts.

  • She brought a cake made of nuts and fruit.

  • His friends are sailors living on the sea.

  • The name of the city is La Plata.

  • They are a couple with no children.

  • The price of the boots was too high.

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