KS2 English Grammar Nouns as Adjectives
adjectives describe nouns
✅ the green snorkel and mask
✅ the round beach ball
✅ the tall trees
if a word describes a noun it must be an adjective
the word pirates is a noun
any word that describes the pirates must be an adjective
the excited pirates | the lucky pirates
the word pirate is usually used as a noun
but if the word pirate is used to describe another noun then the word pirate becomes an adjective
The pirate ship sailed to the island.
ship = noun | pirate = adjective
A pirate flag flew from the top mast.
flag = noun | pirate = adjective
if a word describes a noun then that word will be an adjective
even if that word is usually a noun
the word mushroom is a noun
✅ The mushroom pizza was delicious.
but when it describes another noun such as pizza it becomes an adjective
adjectives are words that describe nouns
however nouns can also be used as adjectives to describe something
some nouns can be used in front of other nouns to describe them
when this happens these nouns will be acting as an adjective
the word map is a noun
other nouns can be put in front of the noun map to describe it
treasure map | street map | road map
noun = map
these nouns are now adjectives because they are describing the map
the words judo and lesson are both nouns
✅ The judo lesson was in the park.
the noun judo is now an adjective because it is describing the noun lesson
the word ticket is a noun
other nouns can be put in front of the noun ticket to describe it
bus ticket | train ticket | entrance ticket | football ticket | cinema ticket
noun = ticket
these nouns are now adjectives because they are describing the noun ticket
once a noun describes another noun it becomes an adjective
the word match is a noun
other nouns can be put in front of the noun match to describe it
hockey match | netball match | football match | cricket match
these other nouns are now adjectives because they are describing the noun match
✅ plastic water bottle
noun as an adjective | noun as an adjective | noun
what kind of bottle is it
✅ it is a plastic water bottle
nouns can be used as adjectives
✅ The pirate rowed the boat home.
✅ A pirate flag was on the chest.
adjective | noun
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