Adjectives and adverbs are both parts of speech that modify other words in a sentence. However, they modify different parts of speech.

An adjective is a word that modifies a noun (e.g. a dog, a man, a house) or a pronoun (e.g. me, you).

In a sentence, an adjective usually appears before the noun it is modifying. For example, The successful entrepreneur started her own business. In this sentence, “successful” is an adjective modifying the noun “entrepreneur.”

These are some examples of business English adjectives: 

  • successful – achieving a desired outcome or goal

The company’s marketing campaign was successful in increasing sales by 20% within a month. 

  • essential – absolutely necessary

Effective communication is essential for building strong relationships with clients and ensuring their satisfaction. 

  • reliable – consistently performing as expected or promised; trustworthy.

Our reliable shipping partner ensures that our products are delivered to customers on time and in good condition

  • strategic – relating to the long-term planning and direction of a business 

The company’s strategic decision to enter new markets resulted in significant revenue growth and expanded customer base. 

  • efficient – achieving maximum productivity with minimum effort or resources

John is an efficient worker who always completes his tasks on time.

  • cCompetitive – having a strong ability to compete successfully in a particular market or industry

Our competitive pricing strategy helped us gain a larger market share compared to our rivals. 

  • innovative – introducing new ideas, methods, or products that lead to advancements or improvements

The company’s innovative approach to product development led to the creation of a groundbreaking technology.

  • numerous – existing in great quantity or being many in number

The company received numerous applications for the job opening.

  • rapid – happening or progressing quickly

The company experienced rapid growth, expanding its operations to new locations within a short span of time. 

  • prompt – acting or responding quickly and without delay

The manager provided prompt feedback to the employee, acknowledging their achievements and offering constructive suggestions.