What is an adjective phrase?

1 Answer
Jun 4, 2016

An adjective phrase is a group of words used collectively to describe a noun or pronoun in a sentence.


An adjective phrase is made of at least one intensifier (usually a pronoun or preposition) and one adjective. It can also be made of two or more adjectives. They modify the noun, pronoun, or subject of a sentence.

Some examples (the adjective phrase is italicized):

  • The big brown dog ran away.
  • This is an incredibly expensive dress.
  • My father was very happy with the meal.
  • The man covered in sweat looked pleased with himself.

An adjective phrase can be used before or after the noun it is modifying.