ADJECTIVES (by ABEL OLANIYI)

     An adjective is a word or group of words which qualify a noun or a pronoun. When adjectives are arranged or used in a disorderly manner, the sentence will be erroneous. Below are some errors relating to the use of adjectives and their corrections.

The grinded pepper is in the bucket (Incorrect)
The ground pepper is in the bucket (Correct)

The soup is very sweet (Incorrect)
The soup is very tasty (Correct)

I bought coloured television set yesterday (Incorrect)
I bought a color television set yesterday (Correct)


I bought a photocopying machine yesterday (Incorrect)
I bought a photocopy machine yesterday (Correct)

Richard has a lot of electronics in his house (Incorrect)
Richard has a lot of electronics gadgets in his house (Correct)

We traveled in a luxurious bus (Incorrect)
We traveled in a luxury bus (Correct) 

It is good to be social (Incorrect)
It is good to be sociable (Correct)

The boy is a rascal (Incorrect)
The boy is a rascally (Correct)

Helen is a fine lady (Incorrect)
Helen is a pretty lady (Correct)

We have plenty of works to do (Incorrect)
We have much work to do (Correct)

You are not matured (Incorrect)
You are not mature (Correct)

Let's go, for we do not have many time left (Incorrect)
Let's go, for we do not have much time left (Correct)

Roseline is my junior sister (Incorrect)
Roseline is my younger sister (Correct)

Donald is my senior brother (Incorrect) 
Donald is my elder brother (Correct)

He is an illiterate (Incorrect)
He is an illiterate man. He is illiterate (Correct)

He is so taller than his friend (Incorrect)
He is taller than his friend (Correct)

Murder is a worst crime than stealing (Incorrect)
Murder is a worse crime than stealing (Correct)



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