Types of Adjectives

An adjective gives more distinct meaning to a noun or a pronoun by describing or limiting it. There are seven types of adjectives:

  1. Adjective of Quality
  2. Adjective of Quantity
  3. Adjective of Number
  4. Possessive Adjective
  5. Demonstrative Adjective
  6. Interrogative Adjective
  7. Participle Adjective
1.Adjective showing the kind or quality of nouns or pronouns are called Adjective of Quality
E.g.
Akbar was a wise king.
The rose is a beautiful flower.

2.
Adjective which shows the quantity of thing is called the Adjective of Quantity.
E.g.
She ate some rice.
John drank all the milk in the jug.

3.
Adjective which expresses the number of persons or things is called the Adjective of  Number  or  Numeral Adjective.Adjectives of Number (or Numeral Adjectives) are of three kinds:-
Definite Numeral Adjectives, which denote an exact number; one, two, first,second etc.,
Indefinite Numeral Adjectives, which do not denote an exact number; all, many, few, several etc.,
Distributive Numeral Adjectives, which refer to each one of a number; each, either, every etc.,
4.The four words this, that, these, those called demonstratives. They are used to tell which thing or person you mean.This Adjective straight-away points out the person or thing concerned.

Sanjay has bought that flat.
The Park is at the end of this lane.
I want to eat those mangoes.
I don't know who left these books.

5.I
nterrogative Adjectives are used with nouns to ask questions.These words are called interrogative determiners or interrogative adjectives.
Which colour is your new car?
What color do you like?
Whose pen is this?
Whom did you meet yesterday?

6.
Possessive adjectives show possession or ownership:My, her, his, its, our, their, you because they are used with nouns and do the work of Adjectives. When placed before nouns function like adjectives; they qualify the noun directly.This Adjective expresses the state of possession of nouns.

My dog is always barking.
Where is your pen?
Her sister is going to America.

7.
This Adjective expresses the distributive state of nouns.

On either side of the roads there were trees.

Every family has a pet dog in this flat.
Neither of the two girs is telling the truth.
Each boy in the class is a brilliant student,.

Summary

An adjective gives more distinct meaning to a noun or a pronoun by describing or limiting it. There are seven types of adjectives:

  1. Adjective of Quality
  2. Adjective of Quantity
  3. Adjective of Number
  4. Possessive Adjective
  5. Demonstrative Adjective
  6. Interrogative Adjective
  7. Participle Adjective
1.Adjective showing the kind or quality of nouns or pronouns are called Adjective of Quality
E.g.
Akbar was a wise king.
The rose is a beautiful flower.

2.
Adjective which shows the quantity of thing is called the Adjective of Quantity.
E.g.
She ate some rice.
John drank all the milk in the jug.

3.
Adjective which expresses the number of persons or things is called the Adjective of  Number  or  Numeral Adjective.Adjectives of Number (or Numeral Adjectives) are of three kinds:-
Definite Numeral Adjectives, which denote an exact number; one, two, first,second etc.,
Indefinite Numeral Adjectives, which do not denote an exact number; all, many, few, several etc.,
Distributive Numeral Adjectives, which refer to each one of a number; each, either, every etc.,
4.The four words this, that, these, those called demonstratives. They are used to tell which thing or person you mean.This Adjective straight-away points out the person or thing concerned.

Sanjay has bought that flat.
The Park is at the end of this lane.
I want to eat those mangoes.
I don't know who left these books.

5.I
nterrogative Adjectives are used with nouns to ask questions.These words are called interrogative determiners or interrogative adjectives.
Which colour is your new car?
What color do you like?
Whose pen is this?
Whom did you meet yesterday?

6.
Possessive adjectives show possession or ownership:My, her, his, its, our, their, you because they are used with nouns and do the work of Adjectives. When placed before nouns function like adjectives; they qualify the noun directly.This Adjective expresses the state of possession of nouns.

My dog is always barking.
Where is your pen?
Her sister is going to America.

7.
This Adjective expresses the distributive state of nouns.

On either side of the roads there were trees.

Every family has a pet dog in this flat.
Neither of the two girs is telling the truth.
Each boy in the class is a brilliant student,.

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