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
For example, you could say, "Lisa is an experienced
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
a phrase (a group of words without a finite verb
functions as an adjective in the sentence. It describes Lisa.
So we call it an adjective
examples (the adjective phrase is bold):
- The man by
the car is my father.
- My grandfather is a man of
is a man with good
- 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
- The price of
the boots was too high.