Learn about how nouns can be used as adjectives to describe nouns. When are nouns used as adjectives, what they describe and how they are used.

 

KS2 English Grammar Nouns as Adjectives

 

 

adjectives describe nouns

 

beach-surfers

 

✅ the green snorkel and mask

 

✅ the round beach ball

 

✅ the tall trees

 

 

 

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if a word describes a noun it must be an adjective

 

pirates

 

the word pirates is a noun

 

any word that describes the pirates must be an adjective

 

 

the excited pirates | the lucky pirates

 

 

 

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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.

 

pirate-ship

 

ship = noun | pirate = adjective

A pirate flag flew from the top mast.

 

pirate-ship

 

flag = noun | pirate = adjective

 

 

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if a word describes a noun then that word will be an adjective

 

even if that word is usually a noun

 

man-eating-pizza

 

the word mushroom is a noun

 

 

✅ The mushroom pizza was delicious.

 

 

but when it describes another noun such as pizza it becomes an adjective

 

 

 

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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

  

 

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the word map is a noun

 

 other nouns can be put in front of the noun map to describe it

 

treasure-map

 

treasure map | street map | road map

 

noun = map

 

these nouns are now adjectives because they are describing the map

 

 

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the words judo and lesson are both nouns

 

 

boys-doing-judo

 

✅ The judo lesson was in the park.

 

the noun judo is now an adjective because it is describing the noun lesson

 

 

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the word ticket is a noun

 

 other nouns can be put in front of the noun ticket to describe it

 

ticket

 

bus ticket | train ticket | entrance ticket | football ticket | cinema ticket

 

noun = ticket

 

these nouns are now adjectives because they are describing the noun ticket

  

 

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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

 

match-game

 

hockey match | netball match | football match | cricket match

 

these other nouns are now adjectives because they are describing the noun match

 

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water-bottle

 

plastic water bottle

 

noun as an adjective | noun as an adjective | noun

 

what kind of bottle is it

✅ it is a plastic water bottle

  

 

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nouns can be used as adjectives

 

pirate-rowing

✅ The pirate rowed the boat home.

noun

 

pirate-rowing

✅ A pirate flag was on the chest.

adjective | noun

 

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Now take the Nouns as Adjectives Quiz to find out what you have learned...

 

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