What are the adjectives in the following sentence?: The lengthy detective novel had a plot that was too simple.

2 Answers
Feb 28, 2016

Lengthy, Simple


Lengthy describe novel and simple describe the plot, novel and plot are noun and adjective describe noun, so lengthy and simple are the adjectives.

Mar 5, 2016

Lengthy, detective, simple


"Lengthy" describes "novel", and "detective" also describes "novel".

Normally, when you see detective you would view it as a noun, but in this case it is describing the noun "novel"and thus is an adjective.

"Simple" describes "plot".

Both "novel" and "plot" are nouns, and adjectives describe nouns. Therefore, "lengthy", "detective"and "simple" are the adjectives.