Grammar Cheat Sheet

2021 ISSUE 01: Survival 

Changing Nouns into Adjectives

In English, we classify words by their function. Nouns name persons, places, things and ideas. Adjectives are words that describe Nouns. Did you know that some Nouns can be used as Adjectives too? But not before changing them up. Here are two things to look out for when you create adjectives from nouns. Can you spot some of them in action in the passage?

Spellings may change when you’re forming adjectives.
Common mistakes happen with adjectives with -ing and -ed endings, which have different meanings.
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Spellings may change when you’re forming adjectives.

Common mistakes happen with adjectives with -ing and -ed endings, which have different meanings.

Singapore can be an exciting place with much beauty to appreciate. While we may have limited natural resources, we still have abundant nature to enjoy. Our beautiful architecture also provides many fun sites we can get easily excited about. However, the high levels of stress in Singapore can also be very tiring. Many students are tired from the rigour of a competitive education system. While a rigorous education is valuable, it should also be fun. Isn’t it funny that our city can offer so much joy but we are sometimes simply too focused on the rat race to enjoy what is being created around us, for us?