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Describing language
Describing language

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1 What are things like?

Adjectives are ‘describing words’. One way to think of them is as the kind of word you use when someone asks:

  • What’s your new boss like?
  • What’s your home town like?
  • What’s their new house like?

If you had to answer questions like these in one word, what words might you use?

Here are some suggestions:

  • intelligent, demanding, grumpy, inspiring …
  • busy, exciting, peaceful, polluted …
  • huge, old-fashioned, fancy, small …