Notes On Types of Adjectives - Usage - CBSE Class 7 English Grammar
Adjectives of Quantity
These adjectives answer the question ‘how much?’

Our neighbour is asking for some sugar.
(Ask the question ‘how much sugar?’ and you get the answer ‘some’.)

I don’t have much time to answer that last question.
(Ask the question ‘how much time?’ and you get the answer ‘[not] much’.)

You have given a sufficient explanation.
(Ask the question ‘how much explanation?’ and you get the answer ‘sufficient’.)

She has little sense of what is going on.
(Ask the question ‘how much sense?’ and you get the answer ‘little’.)


You can take all the jewellery.
(Ask the question ‘how much jewellery?’ and you get the answer ‘all’.)


 
[Note: The nouns described by these adjectives are usually uncountable nouns.]


Adjectives of Number

These adjectives answer the question ‘how many?’ or ‘in what order?’

I have eleven fingers.
(Ask the question ‘how many fingers?’ and you get the answer ‘eleven’.)

All the students passed the exam.
(Ask the question ‘how many students?’ and you get the answer ‘all’.)

Each student has to sign the form.
(Ask the question ‘how many students?’ and you get the answer ‘each’.)

Every person in the auditorium was standing.
(Ask the question ‘how many persons?’ and you get the answer ‘Every’.)

Tarun was the first to complete the test.
(Ask the question ‘in what order was Tarun?’ and you get the answer ‘the first’.)
 
[Note: The nouns described by these adjectives are usually countable nouns.]
 

Summary

Adjectives of Quantity
These adjectives answer the question ‘how much?’

Our neighbour is asking for some sugar.
(Ask the question ‘how much sugar?’ and you get the answer ‘some’.)

I don’t have much time to answer that last question.
(Ask the question ‘how much time?’ and you get the answer ‘[not] much’.)

You have given a sufficient explanation.
(Ask the question ‘how much explanation?’ and you get the answer ‘sufficient’.)

She has little sense of what is going on.
(Ask the question ‘how much sense?’ and you get the answer ‘little’.)


You can take all the jewellery.
(Ask the question ‘how much jewellery?’ and you get the answer ‘all’.)


 
[Note: The nouns described by these adjectives are usually uncountable nouns.]


Adjectives of Number

These adjectives answer the question ‘how many?’ or ‘in what order?’

I have eleven fingers.
(Ask the question ‘how many fingers?’ and you get the answer ‘eleven’.)

All the students passed the exam.
(Ask the question ‘how many students?’ and you get the answer ‘all’.)

Each student has to sign the form.
(Ask the question ‘how many students?’ and you get the answer ‘each’.)

Every person in the auditorium was standing.
(Ask the question ‘how many persons?’ and you get the answer ‘Every’.)

Tarun was the first to complete the test.
(Ask the question ‘in what order was Tarun?’ and you get the answer ‘the first’.)
 
[Note: The nouns described by these adjectives are usually countable nouns.]
 
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