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Adjectives ending in ous

At the end of an adjective, the /us/ sound is spelt with the letters ous.

You can check if a word is an adjective by looking at whether or not it is being used to describe someone or something.

Who or what is being described in each of the example sentences?

I'm trying to be more adventurous with my cooking.
I wonder who sent this anonymous letter.
My first attempt at baking was disastrous.
Elephants are enormous.
Spotted dresses look fabulous in the summer.
The new building was to be designed by a famous architect.
The charity received a generous donation.
He warned the hikers that it would be a hazardous climb.
She has a very jealous boyfriend.
The birth of their baby was a joyous occasion.
He has made a miraculous recovery.
Puck is a mischievous fairy.
Their wedding will be a momentous occasion.
A large part of Austria is mountainous.
I am nervous about the test.
He has had numerous offers of employment.
The film star is marrying a prosperous banker.
I missed my lunch and now I'm ravenous.
She thought his idea was ridiculous.
The thunder made a tremendous noise.

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Learn about these words in Unit 29. Word ending: -ous

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