Adjectives Definition – Basic Grammar
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Adjectives modify a noun or noun phrase and called describing words, they describe the quality, state, or action that a noun refers to.
Things To Remember About Adjectives:
They can be used in various ways and positions in a sentence
- Adjectives can come before nouns: a new car
- Adjectives can come after verbs such as be, become, seem, look, etc.: that car looks fast
- They can be modified by adverbs: a very expensive car
- They can be used as complements to a noun: the extras make the car expensive
If there’s a string of adjectives, they should appear in a set order:
Size/shape + Age + Color + Origin + Material.
- A big brown house
- A Rectangular 5 Years Old Red London Based Building.
Let’s Have A Look On The Main Kinds Of Adjectives:
- Demonstrative: This, That, These, Those
- Distributive: Each, Every, Either, Neither
- Quantitative: Some, Any, No, Little/Few, Many, Much, One, Twenty
- Interrogative: Which, What, Whose
- Possessive: My, your, his, Her, Its, Our, Your, Their
- Of Quality: Clever, Dry, Fat, Golden, Heavy, Square, Ugly, Good, Red
- Present/ Past Participle: A moving bus, Tiring Journey
- Relative Adjectives: Who, Which, That,
- Emphatic Objectives: Own, Such, Same Vey
- Proper Adjectives: Indian, Asian
- Exclamatory Adjectives: What, Which, How
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