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ADJECTIVE
Types of Adjective Adjective of Quality Adjective of Quantity
Demonstrative Adjective Interrogative Adjective Possessive Adjective
Distributive Adjective Degrees of Comparison Formation of Adjective
TYPES OF ADJECTIVE
Adverb - Parts of Speech
"Adjectives are describing words."

A word used with a noun to express the quality, quantity, numbers or point out person / thing, is called adjectives. They tell us what kind of, how many, how much, what color etc. persons, places, animals and things are.

Adjectives are used as:

(1) Attributive use and
(2) Predicative use

(1) Attributive use: When an adjective word(s) are used with a noun, is called attributive use.

Word Adjective+Noun   Word Adjective+Noun
Girl Beautiful Girl Building Large Building
Tree Tall Tree Book Nice Book
Flower Lovely Flower Student Clever Student

 

Examples
Mona is a beautiful girl.
This is a tall tree.
Rose is a lovely flower.
That is a large building.
English Mirror is a nice book to learn grammar.
Krish is a clever student.

 

(2) Predicative use: When an adjective word(s) are used with a verb and forms a part of predicate is called predicative use.

Examples
She is afraid.
They are dead.
The boy is lazy.
He is alive.
He looked happy.

 

Usually / Generally adjective is placed before the noun but sometimes it is placed after noun also.

A. Before Noun

Examples
We found an empty (Adj.) room (Noun).
She has a sweet (Adj.) voice (Noun).
Anu likes spicy (Adj.) food (Noun). - (What kind of food?)
I gave her a red (Adj.) rose (Noun). - (Rose of what color?)
Alok won three (Adj.) prizes (Noun). - (How many prizes?)

 

B. After Noun

Examples
The room (Noun) is/was empty (Adj.)
Her voice (Noun) is/was sweet (Adj.)

There are six types/kinds of Adjectives.
(1) Adjective of Quality,
(2) Adjective of Quantity,
(3) Demonstrative Adjective (Which),
(4) Interrogative Adjectives,
(5) Possessive Adjectives,
(6) Distributive Adjective.
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Types of Adjective Adjective of Quality Adjective of Quantity
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