Today is the current day. Today begins with this morning. Then we have this afternoon, this evening, and tonight.
Yesterday is the previous day. Yesterday begins with yesterday morning. Then we have yesterday afternoon, yesterday evening, and last night.
Tomorrow is the following day. Tomorrow begins with tomorrow morning. Then we have tomorrow afternoon, tomorrow evening, and tomorrow night.
We have some other basic time phrases in English:
- in the morning
- in the afternoon
- in the evening
- at night
Exactly 12:00pm is noon.
Exactly 12:00am (o:00) is midnight.
The time period between 12:00am and about 4:00am is in the middle of the night.
1. The basic types of adjectives
|Opinion||An opinion adjective explains what you think about something (other people may not agree with you).
For example: silly, beautiful, horrible, difficult
|Size||A size adjective, of course, tells you how big or small something is.
For example: large, tiny, enormous, little
|Age||An age adjective tells you how young or old something or someone is.
For example: ancient, new, young, old
|Shape||A shape adjective describes the shape of something.
For example: square, round, flat, rectangular
|Colour||A colour adjective, of course, describes the colour of something.
For example: blue, pink, reddish, grey
|Origin||An origin adjective describes where something comes from.
For example: French, lunar, American, eastern, Greek
|Material||A material adjective describes what something is made from.
For example: wooden, metal, cotton, paper
|Purpose||A purpose adjective describes what something is used for. These adjectives often end with “-ing”.
For example: sleeping (as in “sleeping bag”), roasting (as in “roasting tin”)