Adjectives | Kinds of Adjectives | English Grammar

What are Adjectives?

Adjectives are words that describe people, places and things.

For Eg:-

a funny clown
a clean city
an old car

Funny/clean/old are adjectives.




For Eg:-

The little dog does clever tricks.
It is cute.

So we can say that adjectives are words that add to the meaning of noun or a pronoun.

KINDS OF ADJECTIVES

  • Descriptive Adjectives or Adjectives of Quality
  • Adjectives of Quantity or Adjectives of Number
  • Demonstrative Adjectives
  • Distributive Adjectives
  • Interrogative Adjectives
  • Possessive Adjectives

1. Descriptive Adjectives or Adjectives of Quality

These adjectives tell us about the quality or the kind of noun or pronoun.

For Eg:-

The sums were easy.
We watched an exciting movie.

2. Adjectives of Quantity or Adjectives of Number

These adjectives answer the questions
How many?
How much?

For Eg:-

Thirty children took part in the competition.
Please pour some tea for me.

Words like first, second and third are also adjectives of numbers.

They are also called ordinal adjectives.

For Eg:-

My aunt will come in the third week of December.
The second girl in the queue is my friend.

3. Demonstrative Adjectives

Demonstrative adjectives point out nouns and pronouns.

For Eg:-

Keep these books in the cupboard.
I got this pen on my birthday.




4. Distributive Adjectives

Distributive Adjectives are used to refer to each person or thing out of two or more people or things separately.

For Eg:-

Each child got a chocolate
You could tell either story

5. Interrogative Adjectives

Interrogative adjectives ask questions.

For Eg:-

Whose car is parked under the tree?
Which team won the match?

6. Possessive Adjectives

Possessive adjectives show possession or belonging.

For Eg:-

I cannot find my keys.
Meena is going to meet her friend.

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