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All About Adjectives: Part II (Denver Edition) | by Karen

More types of adjectives and how to use them correctly in your writing

This post will highlight a few more types of adjectives (and feature a few things about the

Comparative adjectives are often created by adding “er” or “more” to an adjective (as in “prouder” or “

With the adjectives “good,” “bad,” “less,” “many,” and “well,” the comparatives are “better,” “worse,” “lesser,” “more,” and “

) The critical thing to remember with regard to comparative adjectives is to never double up: There’s

One highly ranked Denver restaurant my middle child introduced me to, 54thirty, describes itself as “Denver’s

” Since there are more than two foodie hotspots in Denver that qualify as “open-air, seasonal rooftop bars,”

With the adjectives “good,” “bad,” “less,” “many,” and “well,” the superlatives are “best,” “worst,” “least,” “most,” and “

Another thing to keep in mind with regard to comparative and superlative adjectives is when to use

In general, shorter adjectives (with one or sometimes two syllables) take “er” or “est,” and longer adjectives (

” In the example used above, “high,” an adjective with one syllable, simply takes “est” to form its

The alternative “Denver’s most high…rooftop bar,” sounds more like a reference to a drug-related condition

’” Since the adjective “popular” has three syllables, “most” is used to create its superlative — a good thing

” It’s helpful to remember, though, that sometimes a noncomparable adjective can be given special emphasis when

· A compound adjective should be hyphenated when it precedes the noun it modifies

· A hyphen should not be used when a compound adjective includes an adverb that ends in “ly

· An adjective that ends in “ly” does take a hyphen when used as part of a compound

For starters, when a term used as a compound adjective when it precedes the noun it modifies

Consider these examples: “His sister is a year-round outdoor enthusiast

” Technically, “year round” becomes an adverb in the second sentence, another reason not to use a hyphen

” (While looking up this fact, I also learned that the Mile High United Way was the first

As you can see, numerous rules — and exceptions to the rules — exist related to adjectives