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Time-savers for Teachers: Grammar,Years 1 and 2

An adjective is a word put alongside a noun or pronoun to describe it. In early education it is often referred to as a 'describing word'.

absent afraid ancient
angry asleep awful
bad bald bare
beautiful bent best
better big bizarre
blank blind blunt
brave bright brilliant
brisk broad calm
careful careless certain
cheap cheeky cheerful
cheerless chilly chunky
clean clear closed
clumsy cold confused
cool correct cosy
coy crazy crunchy
cute damp dark
deaf deep different
dirty dizzy dry
dusty early empty
evil exact excellent
excited fair fake
false fast fat
favourite few filthy
fine first flaky
flat fluffy foolish
free frequent fresh
friendly frosty full
funny fussy gentle
giant glad good
graceful great greedy
grim grotty grumpy
happy hard heavy
high hollow holy
honest horrible horrid
hot hurt intelligent
invisible jealous jolly
keen kind large
last late lazy
least left less
light little lonely
long lost loud
low lucky mad
mean middle miserable
modern moody more
much narrow nasty
near neat nervous
new next nice
noisy normal nosy
odd off old
on open opposite
other painful pale
peaceful perfect plain
pleasant poor pretty
private proud public
quick quiet rainy
rare raw ready
rich right ripe
rotten rough round
rude sad safe
same sandy scared
shallow sharp shiny
short shy sick
silent silly similar
simple sleepy slim
slippery slow sly
small smart smelly
smooth smug soft
solid some soppy
sore spare special
spooky steady steep
stiff still straight
strange strong sunny
super superb supple
sure sweet symmetrical
tall tame tasty
terrible thick thin
thirsty tidy tight
tough true ugly
warm weak well
wet wide wild
wise worst young


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