KINDS OF ADJECTIVES

//KINDS OF ADJECTIVES

KINDS OF ADJECTIVES

FOLLOWING ARE THE DIFFERENT CLASSES OF ADJECTIVES:

  1. Adjectives of Quality / Descriptive Adjectives: 

It shows the kind or a quality of a person, animal or any thing. 

For example: 

  • Mumbai is a large city.
  • Our peon is an honest man. 
  • The foolish old woman tried to steal. 

      2. Adjectives of Quantity. 

It shows how much of a particular thing is. 

For example: 

  • I had some coffee.
  • He showed much aggression.
  • She has little money. 
  • We have had enough meetings. 
  • He has lost all his wealth in gambling. 
  • Roy has no sense at all.
  • He did not order any food at the restaurant. 
  • Take great care of your health. 
  • He claimed his half share of the booty. 
  • There had been sufficient rain last year.

      3. Adjectives of Number / Numeral Adjectives 

It shows how many persons, things are meant or in what order a person or thing stands.

For example: 

  • The hands have ten fingers. 
  • Few people drink a lot of cold drinks. 
  • There are no lectures on Sunday this month. 
  • I have taught you many sentences in English. 
  • All terrorists must die. 
  • Here are some ripe bananas. 
  • Most boys like Cricket. 
  • There are several spelling errors in your sentences. 
  • Saturday is the last day of the week. 

   Numeral Adjectives are of three kinds. 

i) Definite numeral Adjectives: (which explains the exact number)

  • One, Two, Three etc – are known as CARDINALS
  • First, Second, Third etc –  are know as ORDINALS

ii) Indefinite Numeral Adjectives: (which does not show the exact number)

  • All, No, Many, Few, Some, Any, Certain, Several

iii) Distributive Numeral Adjectives: (which refer to each one of a number)

  • Each boy must take his turn.
  • We expect all our employees to do their duty. 
  • Every person here is an honest man. 
  • Either pencil will do. 
  • On either side is our college. 
  • Neither sentence is true.     

   4. Demonstrative Adjectives

It shows which person or a thing is meant. 

  • This boy is stronger than Ram. 
  • That boy is intelligent. 
  • These oranges are sour. 
  • Those thieves must be arrested. 
  • Don’t be in such a hurry. 
  • I love such things.

Demonstrative Adjectives answer the question: Which?

What, Which and Whose, mean they are used with nouns to ask questions.

What manner of man is he?

Which way shall we go?

Whose book is this?

 

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