FOLLOWING ARE THE DIFFERENT CLASSES OF ADJECTIVES:
- Adjectives of Quality / Descriptive Adjectives:
It shows the kind or a quality of a person, animal or any thing.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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?