Where adjectives go in a sentence

Learn about the position of adjectives in a sentence and do the exercises to practise using them.

Level: beginner

We use adjectives to describe nouns.

Most adjectives can be used in front of a noun:

They have a beautiful house.
We saw a very exciting film last night.

or after a link verb like be, look or feel:

Their house is beautiful.
That film looks interesting.

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Submitted by g-ssan on Fri, 01/07/2022 - 15:51

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Hello sir , could you help me with this sentence it sound interesting are we should say it interesting sound ? Because i think interesting is adjective and sound is noun ?

Hello g-ssan,

These are two different things.

'It sounds interesting' is a sentence -- 'it' is the subject, 'sounds' is the link verb and 'interesting' is an adjective. It means that 'it' is something that interests us. 'sounds' doesn't actually refer to a sound here -- it's another way of saying 'is' really.

'an interesting sound' is a noun phrase -- 'an' is a determiner' and 'interesting' is an adjective that tells us more about the noun 'sound'. It's referring to a sound that we find interesting.

I hope this clarifies it for you, but if not, please don't hesitate to ask again.

All the best,
Kirk
The LearnEnglish Team