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    • The Adjective – Kinds of Adjectives

      An Adjective is a word that describes a noun or a pronoun.

      For example:

            1.   Ayush is wearing a red shirt.

      In this sentence ‘red’ is an adjective as it describes the noun ‘shirt’ by telling ‘what kind of shirt is it? (Here it is red)

            2.   We have purchased a round table.

      In this sentence ‘round’ is an adjective as it describes the noun ‘table’ by telling ‘what kind of table is it? (Here it is round)


      There are different kinds of adjectives.

      Adjective of Quality

      Adjective of quality tells what kind of noun or pronoun is. It describes characteristic of a noun or pronoun.

      For Example:

            1.   It is a tall tree.

            2.   It was a sunny day.

            3.   Mrs Joshi is a nice lady.

            4.   Delhi is a big city.

            5.   This book is written on a true story.

            6.   My sister is very pretty.

            7.   I am learning French language.


      Adjective of Quantity

      Adjectives of Quantity tell us how much of things. It tells us approximate amount not the exact number of a noun such as much, a little, some, any, no, most, half, all, whole, sufficient, enough, few, great etc. Adjectives of quantity are followed by singular uncountable nouns.

      For example:

            1.   Ayush ate the whole cake.

            2.   Children finished most of the ice cream.

            3.   How much money do you need?

            4.   We had so much fun in Nanital last year.

            5.   I have enough time to complete this work.

            6.   Give me little water.

            7.   Ria have bought some new dresses.


      Adjective of Number

      Adjectives of Quantity tell us how many of things. It tells us the exact number of a noun such as one, two, three, four, first, second, third etc.

      For example:

            1.   Ayush has three cars.

            2.   The first boy in the row is wearing red hat.

            3.   Five laborers are absent today.

            4.   Give me one chocolate, please.

            5.   I have scored hundred marks in math.

            6.   Pass me one glass of water.

            7.   Ria have bought ten new dresses.

      Demonstrative Adjective

      Adjectives of Quantity point out a particular noun or pronoun such as this, that, these, those, such, certain, Yonder, Yon, Former, Latter

      For example:

            1.   There are some big farms yon side of the forest.

            2.   These flowers are very beautiful.

            3.   Give me those flowers.

            4.   The latter option is not so good.

            5.   I hate such people.

            6.   Certain situations are out of our control.

            7.   I want eat these cookies.


      Interrogative Adjective

      Interrogative Adjectives are used to ask questions about noun or in relation to noun such as what, which, whose, how, why etc.

      For example:

            1.   Whose sister is she?

            2.   Whose note book is this?

            3.   Which bag is yours?

            4.   Which leaves do you want to buy?

            5.   Which is your favorite author?

            6.   What color is your car?

            7.   What did you eat in breakfast today?


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