In English grammar , an attributive adjective is an adjective that usually comes before the noun it modifies without a link verb . Contrast with a predicative adjective . Attributive adjective examples
Attributive adjectives are direct modifiers of the nominal ones .
- “Shut up, don’t cry,
go to sleep, little baby.
When you wake up you’ll find
all the pretty little horses.”
(traditional American lullaby, perhaps of African American origin)
- “On those tender mornings, the store was full of laughter, jokes, boasting and boasting.”
- “In a wave of pity, sympathy, affection, hope, I said the stupidest of all.”
- “A beautiful form is better than a beautiful face ; it gives greater pleasure than statues or images; it is the best of the fine arts.”
(Ralph Waldo Emerson, “manners”)
- “I know he was a bad man who did vicious and horrible things , some of them for me, but he also had a good side . Like all of us.”
- “He was a magnificent, infarct , they thought they were too delicious to , genuine piece, and she was crazy even to consider him kissing him.”
- “It had been a nasty little affair , a dark and nasty war , fought in a dark and endless nightmare of ambushes and ruthless murders , a face-to-face war , where prisoner was a dubious word .”
Attributive adjective examples