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English Grammar Adjectives
Adjectives Definition and Examples
It usually provides relevant information about the nouns/pronouns. they modify/describe by answering the questions: It enriches your writing by adding precision and originality to it.
- The team has a batsman. (What kind?)
- I have candies in my pocket. (How many?)
- I loved car. (Which one?)
- I earn money than he does. (How much?)
Types of Adjectives
1. DESCRIPTIVE WORDS EXAMPLES
A is a word which describes nouns and pronouns. Most of the adj belong in this type. These provide information and attribute to the nouns/pronouns they modify or describe. Descriptive adj are also called
are also included in this type of adj when they modify a noun.
- I have a car. (The word ‘fast’ is describing an attribute of the car)
- I am . (The word ‘hungry’ is providing information about the subject)
- The cats are crying.
- I saw a Eagle.
A provides information about the quantity of the nouns/pronouns. This type belongs to the question category of ‘how much’ and ‘how many’.
- I have bucks in my wallet. (How much)
- They have children. (How many)
- You should have completed the task. (How much)
A demonstrative adj directly refers to something or someone. Demonstrative adj include the words: this, that, these, those.
- That building is so gorgeously decorated. (‘That’ refers to a singular noun far from the speaker)
- This car is mine. (‘This’ refers to a singular noun close to the speaker)
4. POSSESSIVE ADJECTIVES
A possessive adj indicates possession or ownership. It suggests the belongingness of something to someone/something.
Some of the most used possessive adjectives are my, his, her, our, their, your.
All these adjectives always come before a noun. Unlike , these words demand a noun after them.
- car is parked outside.
- cat is very cute.
- job is almost done.
- books are interesting.
An asks a question. An interrogative adj must be followed by a noun or a pronoun. The interrogative adj are: These words will not be considered as adj if a noun does not follow right after them. ‘ also belongs to the possessive adjective type.
- phone do you use?
- game do you want to play?
- car is this?
An describes or modifies a noun unspecifically. They provide indefinite/unspecific information about the noun. The common indefinite adjectives are etc.
- I gave candy to her.
- I want moments alone.
- writers wrote about the recent incidents.
- student will have to submit homework tomorrow.
THE DEGREES OF ADJECTIVES
There are three degrees of adjectives: Positive, comparative, superlative.
1. The Positive Degree
The positive degree of an adjective makes no comparison.
- A tall building.
- She runs fast.
- This is a beautiful car.
2. The Comparative Degree
The comparative degree compares two people, things, actives, or qualities.
- A taller building than this one.
- She runs faster than I do.
- This car is more beautiful than yours.