Adjective phrases types and examples

Philip Kelley

The adjective phrases, composed of an adverb and an adjective, they fulfill the function of describing someone, something or a particular place. That is, they give information about a subject. For example: "The men, dressed in black, were very attractive".

In order to achieve the function of describing, they must always keep concordance, which can be seen if the adjective correctly indicates the core of the subject, indicating its attributes and / or characteristics.

In an adjective phrase, the main word is always the adjective. You should always aim for the purpose of providing details or complementing the noun. Its structure is as follows:

  • Core of the phrase.
  • Complements of adjectives and adverbs.

According to the modification made to the subject and the verb that is within the sentence, we can classify it as: qualifying, demonstrative, possessive and indefinite.

Types of adjective phrases


They always seek to describe the subject:

  • The car is yellow.
  • The shoes are green.
  • The backpack is huge.
  • The rehearsal was entertaining.
  • The girl is very calm.


They give a sense of possession or belonging:

  • These rugs are yours.
  • A daughter of mine built it.
  • Your sister put her car up for sale.
  • These snails are hers.
  • The boss broke his glasses.


They denote some location, address, or signal made on a subject.

  • That horse is a thoroughbred.
  • Those guys are very polite.
  • I like this chair more than this one.
  • These oranges are very acidic.


As long as they indicate an amount that is not specific, they will fall into this category:

  • I have very little money.
  • The rest of the students will be late.
  • I have enough hours to finish the job.
  • There is very little information about it.

Examples of adjective phrases

1- From tomorrow we will have very few responsibilities.

2- My daughter is the tallest girl in the class.

3- That final exam was terribly difficult.

4- Everyone was absolutely delighted when the winner was announced.

5- It takes a smarter person than me to solve this.

6- The movie was not that long.

7- That cake is too rich, but also extremely expensive.

8- The new uniform is very nice and it is not expensive.

9- Mom says that the price of the car is very high.

10- Faster than a turtle and as strong as a mouse.

11- Students unhappy about the increase in enrollment are protesting.

12- This residential complex has very small but cheap apartments.

13- His hair like fire dazzled them.

14- In the end, it was the emotional actor who gave the best speech of all.

15- Your dulce de leche smells very delicious.

16- Eating after hours is not something very healthy.

17- Your neighbor's fat cat can't even walk anymore.

18- She is too kind to people.

19- At the end of the day I was too bored to be with him.

20- Those guys are too fanatical to have painted their bodies like that.

21- A dog covered in mud just cleaned himself with your car.

22- The T-Rex was the most powerful dinosaur of its time.

23-A beautifully hand-cooked rug is worth its price.

24- The scene of the cowboys riding towards the horizon has been used too many times in the end of the films.

25- This foundation is in charge of raising money for children with birth deformities.

26- The movie is getting more and more terrifying.

27- I really wanted to paint the grapes purple.

28- The hooded vigilante told us that we could not stay here.

29- Low-fat food is the healthiest.

30- She was very proud that her son won the science fair.

31- Those animals huddled in the corner were the ones we rescued today.

32- My brother is older than me.

33- That stone is the heaviest of all.

34- I'm too in love with him.

35- The neighbor's music was too loud last night.

36- Carlos was very eager to get out of there.

37- I love the sweet taste of peach juice.

38- The boys were bothered by the long waiting lines.

39- I feel sorry for the people who live on those streets.

40- The dance was exquisitely gratifying.

41- She is the chief surgeon of this wing.

42- The candy you gave me was dark chocolate, not white.

43- Dehydrated food tastes very horrible.

44- Something in those bushes is moving.

45- He is an extraordinarily handsome man. -The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

46- Marge, you are as beautiful as Princess Leila and intelligent as Yoda. -Homer Simpson.

47- Light as a feather, stiff as a table. -Young Witches.

48- And tomorrow we will have as much work as today.

49- My dad is the strongest and bravest man in the whole world.

50- That child cries louder than any child I have ever met before.

51- I'll wait for you in the tallest building in the city.

52- Not a girl more beautiful than your sister the redhead.

53- The albino boy in our class was the only one who failed.

54- The dry tree in my garden used to be an apple tree.

55- The black dog from the alley chased me again.

56- Don't you remember her? The girl with the glasses, the one with the straight hair.

57- I am the anger that resides in you. -Dracula.

58- Words can hurt as much as bullets.

59- I still owe a lot of money.

60- It has a taste very similar to chicken.

61- My mom is the one with the onion hairstyle.

62- That boy throws like lightning.

63- The dancers floated like swans in the last scene.

64- My house looks like the Amazon rainforest, I have many plants.

65- That bird sings like a crying child.

66- It's as hot as in an oven.

67- That girl's eyes are green like emerald.

68- My mom says I have too many shoes.

69- I ate a lot of popcorn while we watched the movie.

70- This pillow is as soft as a cloud.

71- You walk like a baby, you make too much noise. -Avatar.

72- The latest phone is as thin as a sheet of paper.

73- New houses look like mushrooms.

74- The candy left my tongue blue like that of a smurf.

75- I slept as much as a sloth.

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