Pridjev je opisna riječ koja karakterizira ili modificira imenicu. Postoje dvije vrste engleskih pridjeva 

1.  Prosti pridjevi rabe osnovne riječi kao happy, sad, good, bad, fast, slow, yellow, red, new, old, pretty, ugly, et cetera.

2 . Izvedeni pridjevi tvore se dodavanjem sufiksa na osnovu imenice ili glagola, na primjer:

fashion + able = fashionable
forget + ful = forgetful
hero + ic = heroic
fool + ish = foolish
attract + ive = attractive
humor + ous = humorous
health + y = healthy

U engleskom pridjev obično ide ispred imenice na koju se odnosi: 

Two red cars are parked on the street.

A new world record was set today.

That was a humorous story.

I bought two new books.

She bought a fashionable dress.

He has two new cars.

She is an attractive woman.

That was a terrible book.

It was a boring trip.

Često pridjevi koji opisuju imenice mogu ići iza glagola: 

His two cars are new and fashionable.

His new car is red and fast.

Her new dress is green.

My car is old.

Our trip was boring.

That book was terrible.

Our trip was boring.