Is A Verb An Adjective: 5 Facts You Should Know


Through this article we will know ” Is A Verb An Adjective?” and we will get more information from this article which are related to verb as well as adjective.

An adjective is derived from a verb to modify a noun or a pronoun. That is called verbal adjective or attributive verb.

Is A Verb an adjective Examples

Now we will look some examples of Verb as an adjective in the following list here.

  1. My brother is a playing boy.
  2. Sukannya was really interested in you.
  3. She’s bored during the flight.
  4. This is really such an interesting story book.
  5. We find these instructions very confusing.
  6. He’s so excited! He’s going on holiday tomorrow!
  7. Speaking is really tiring; I don’t go to bed until 10 P.M sometimes.
  8. Rahul’s too tired to come to the office today! He’s going for a rest today.
  9.  They were amused to hear their little son singing in the bath.
  10. Kanika was so relaxed, sitting in front of the fire during winter.
  11. She is very satisfied that she managed to order the meal in English.
  12. Titas’s usually going to the arranged party at 8 P.M.
  13. The students are joining the coaching classes.
  14. The artists fall in a troubled situation at night.
  15. They didn’t find the lost child.
  16. We need avoid the barking dog.
  17. I am getting more surprised to see my village than the town where I live.
  18. We are excited to get the final result of B.Sc.
  19. The man is fear of the exhausting life.
  20. The old man was with the sunken eyes, sitting under a tree.
  21. We should maintain the instructed rules in the school.
  22. I would be going through your written articles in time.
  23. We want to complete all the pending works at once.
  24. The university provides the printed study materials to the admitted students.
  25. The girl loves the designed saree in a shopping mall.
  26. The best student delayed to submit the assigned project to the H.M.
  27. The whole matter became terribly complicated.
  28. His mind is opened ended.
  29. The online admission is totally computerized in the college and the university.
  30. I am determined to stay in abroad.
  31. I read a thrilling story yesterday.
  32. The project is a time-consuming activity.
  33. Tendulkar is a renowned Indian cricket player.
  34. Ronando is a talented footballer.
  35. I am embarrassed to see their activities.

Can be a verb an adjective?

  • Yes, a verb can be an adjective when it ends with -ing, -ed/en and acts as an adjective to modify noun.

For Examples:-

  • 1. My brother is a playing boy.
  • The word ‘Playing’ is used as an adjective and it is modifying the noun Boy in this sentence. i.e. The verb ‘ Play’ is used as ‘Playing’ .
  • 2.  Sukannya was really interested in you.
  • Interested is used as an adjective that is modifying the subject in this sentence. i.e The verb ‘Interest’ is used as ‘Interested’.

How can a verb be an adjective?

  • For Examples-
  • Play                                   -Playing
  • Sing                                     -singing
  • Listen                                 – Listening
  • Write                                 – written/ Writing
  • Excite                                 – Excited/ Exciting

These are some examples of adjective which are derived from some verbs.    

When can a verb be an adjective?

  • To describe a noun/pronoun in a sentence or phrase
  • To modify a noun/pronoun in a sentence or phrase

Where can a verb be an adjective?

  • An adjective is a word which is placed before a noun to describe more about the noun.
  • To work as a complement in the sentence.

Explanations of Verb as an adjective

Let’s see the explanations of each verb as an adjective example in the sentences which are explained here.

1. My brother is a playing boy.

The word ‘Playing’ is used as an adjective and it is modifying the noun ‘Boy‘ in this sentence.

 2. Sukannya was really interested in you.

Interested is used as an adjective that is modifying the subject in this sentence.

3. She’s bored during the flight.

Bored is used as an adjective that is modifying the pronoun She in this sentence.

4. This is really such an interesting story book.

Interesting is used as an adjective that is modifying the noun Book in this sentence.

5. We find these instructions very confusing.

Confusing is used as an adjective that is modifying the noun Instruction in this sentence.

6. He’s so excited! He’s going on holiday tomorrow!

Excited is used as an adjective. It is a subject complement that is modifying the pronoun He in this sentence.

7. Speaking is really tiring; I don’t go to bed until 10 P.M sometimes.

Tiring is used as an adjective. It is a subject complement that is modifying the noun Speaking in this sentence.

8. Rahul’s too tired to come to the office today! He’s going for a rest today.

Tired is used as an adjective. It is a subject complement that is modifying the subject Rahul in this sentence.

 9. They were amused to hear their little son singing in the bath.

‘Amused’ is used as an adjective that is modifying the pronoun ‘They’ in this sentence.

10. Kanika was so relaxed, sitting in front of the fire during winter.

‘Relaxed’ is used as an adjective. It is subject complement that is modifying the noun ‘Kanika’ in this sentence.

11. She is very satisfied that she managed to order the meal in English.

‘Satisfied’ is used as an adjective and it is also a subject complement that is modifying the pronoun ‘She’ in this sentence.

12. Titas’s usually going to the arranged party at 8 P.M.

Arranged is used as an adjective. It is a predicative adjective that is modifying the noun ‘Party’ in this sentence.

13. The students are joining the coaching classes.

     ‘Coaching’ is used as an adjective. It is a predicative adjective that is modifying the noun Classes in this sentence.

14. The artists fall in a troubled situation at night.

‘Troubled’ is used as an adjective. It is also a predicative adjective that is modifying the noun ‘Situation’ in this sentence.

15. They didn’t find the lost child.

Lost is used as an adjective. It is a predicative adjective that is modifying the noun ‘Child’ in this sentence.

16. We need avoid the barking dog.

‘Barking’ is used as an adjective. It is a predicative adjective that is modifying the noun Dog in this sentence.

17. I am getting more surprised to see my village than the town where I live.

‘Surprised’ is used as an adjective. It is a subject complement that is modifying the pronoun I in this sentence.

18. We are excited to get the final result of B.Sc.

‘Excited’ is used as an adjective. It is a past participle that is modifying the pronoun ‘We’ in this sentence.

19. The man is fear of the exhausting life.

‘Exhausting’ is used as an adjective. It is a present participle that is modifying the noun ‘Life’ in this sentence.

20. The old man was with the sunken eyes, sitting under a tree.

‘Sunken’ is used as an adjective. It is a past participle that is modifying the noun ‘Eyes’ in this sentence.

21. We should maintain the instructed rules in the school.

‘Instructed’ is used as an adjective. It is a past participle that is modifying the noun Rules in this sentence.

22. I would be going through your written articles in time.

‘Written’ is used here as an adjective. It is a past participle that is modifying the noun Articles in this sentence.

23. We want to complete all the pending works at once.

‘Pending’ is used here as an adjective. It is a predicative adjective that is modifying the noun ‘Work’ in this sentence.

24. The university provides the printed study materials to the admitted students.

The word ‘Printed’ is used as an adjective that is modifying the noun ‘Study materials’ in this sentence.

25. The girl loves the designed saree in a shopping mall.

‘Designed’ is used here as an adjective. It is predicative adjective that is modifying the noun ‘Sharee’ in this sentence.

26. The best student delayed to submit the assigned project to the H.M.

‘Assigned’ is used here as an adjective. It is past participle that is modifying the nounProject’ in this sentence.

27. The whole matter became terribly complicated.

‘Complicated’ is used here as an adjective. It is a subject complement that is modifying the subject’The whole matter’ in this sentence.

28. His mind is opened ended.

‘Opened ended’ is used here as an adjective. It is a subject complement that is modifying the subject ‘His mind’ in this sentence.

29. The online admission is totally computerized in the college and the university.

The word ‘Computerized’ is used here as an adjective. It is a subject complement that is modifying the subject in this sentence.

30. I am determined to stay in abroad.

‘Determined’ is used here as an adjective that is modifying the pronoun ‘ I’  in this sentence.

31. I read a thrilling story yesterday.

‘Thrilling’ is used as a predicative adjective. It is modifying the subject ‘I’ in this sentence.

32. The project is a time-consuming activity.

‘Time-consuming’ is used as an adjective that is modifying the noun ‘Activity’ in this sentence.

33. Tendulkar is a renowned Indian cricket player.

The term ‘Renowned’ is used here as an adjective that is modifying the subject ‘Tendulkar’ in this sentence.

34. Ronando is a talented footballer.

‘Talented’ is used here as an adjective. It is a subject complement that is modifying the subject Ronaldo in this sentence.

35. I am embarrassed to see their activities.

The word ‘Embarrassed’ is used here as an adjective. It is a subject complement that is modifying the subject ‘I’ in this sentence.

All the oxymoron examples are explained above in details.

Uses of Attributive verb ( or Verbal Adjective)

  • To describe the noun in the sentence
  • To modify the noun in the sentence

Type of participle:-

  • Present participle Adjective – For Examples-
  • This is really such an interesting book.
  • The students are joining the coaching centre.
  • Past Participle Adjective – For Examples-
  • I was really interested in you.
  • They were amused to hear their little son singing in the bath.

Conclusion

Some verbs help in the formation of adjectives which are ordinary to use in the sentences. Verbal adjective is known as participle that can a post modifier or pre- modifier of the noun in the sentences.

Bhabesh Sing

Hi! I am Bhabesh Sing. I have completed M.A in English(IGNOU) and M.A in Vocal Music ( RBU Kolkata) with B.Ed(WBUTTEPA). I am a creative writer. Currently I am a part of the Lambda Geeks.

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