What are descriptive nouns, verbs, and adjectives?

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Mar 1, 2018

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An adjective is inherently descriptive, it was born to describe.
A noun used to describe another noun is called an attributive noun or a noun adjunct.
A verb used to describe a noun is either a present participle or a past participle form.

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An adjective used to describe a noun is placed before a noun or follows a linking verb.
-- A linking verb acts as an equal sign, the subject is or becomes the object of the verb.
-- An adjective that follows a linking verb is called a predicate adjective , a type of subject complement.
EXAMPLE USE OF ADJECTIVES:
She wore a pretty dress.
She looked nice. (she = nice)
John waited for the early bus.
John is always punctual. (John = punctual)

EXAMPLE USE OF NOUNS AS ADJECTIVES:
Mom made a batch of almond cookies.
Helen did well on her history test.
A delivery truck was blocking my driveway.
Does this store sell bicycle parts?

EXAMPLE USE OF VERBS AS ADJECTIVES:
Dad and I took a fishing trip. (present participle of the verb to fish)
Mark was pleased with the finished project. (past participle of the verb to finish)
The woman held a sleeping baby. (present participle of the verb to sleep)
The washed sneakers looked as good as new. (past participle of the verb to wash)

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