An adjective is a word that describes a noun or pronoun.
black sea ('black' - adjective qualifies 'sea')
happy girl ('happy' - adjective qualifies 'girl')
successful man ('successful' - adjective qualifies 'man')
A word used with a noun to describe or point out the person, animal, place (or) thing which the noun names or to tell the number or quantity is called an adjective.
We define an adjective as a word used with a noun to add something for its meaning.
The clever girl also looks beautiful.
The girl is clever.
Clever girl - clever - it is an attribute to the noun 'girl'.
The girl is clever.
Clever is adjective.
It is used after the verb - predicatively.
1. Adjectives can be used either before the noun or after the verb.
2. He is an honest man.
3. The man is honest.
Study the following sentences.
1. It is a beautiful song.
2. She is beautiful.
3. He looks tired.
4. The engine is very quiet.
beautiful - qualifies 'song.
tired - qualifies 'he'
quiet - qualifies ’engine’
Beautiful, tired and quiet are adjectives.
1. I ate some food.
2. The minister showed enormous patience.
3. He has little wisdom.
4. I have lost all his wealth.
5. I have no sense.
6. She is industrious.
7. These fruits are sweet.
Some, enormous, little, all, no, industrious, these – are adjectives.
Food, Patience, Wisdom, Wealth, Sense, She, Fruits — are the nouns or pronouns that are qualified by the adjectives.
- Kinds of Adjectives
- Adjective of Quality
- Adjective of Quantity
- Adjectives of Number
- Definite Numeral Adjectives
- Definite Numerals
- Indefinite Numeral Adjectives
- Indefinite Numerals
- Distributive Numeral Adjectives
- Demonstrative Adjectives
- Interrogative Adjectives
- Adjectives and Adverbs
- Cardinals and Ordinals
- Adjectively and Adverbially
- Adjectives with Verbs
- Uses of Adjectives
- Emphasizing Adjectives
- Exclamatory Adjectives
- Adjectives from Nouns
- Adjectives from Verbs
- Adjectives from other Adjectives
- Formation of Adjectives
- Past Participles and Adjectives
- Adjectives and Their Antonyms
- Comparison of Adjectives
- Comparative and Superlative Adjectives
- Irregular Comparatives and Superlatives
- Formation of Comparatives and Superlatives
- Adjectives of more than two syllables
- Formation of Comparative Sentences
- Formation of Superlative Sentences
- Sentences with Superlatives
- Superlatives can be used without nouns.
- Irregular Comparison
- Difference between Later and Latter
- Difference between Elder and Older
- Difference between Farther and Further
- Difference between Nearest and Next
- Comparatives but Positives
- Latin Comparatives
- Sentences with Adjectives
- Sentences with Comparatives and Superlatives
- Adverbs of Degree
- MORE and LESS used in Comparisons
- Adverbs of Degree in Comparisons
- Changing The Degree of Comparison
- Adjectives used as Nouns
- Adjectives used as Singular Nouns
- Adjectives used as Plural Nouns
- Adjectives used with Phrases
- Adjectives and Their Positions in Sentences
- Attributive Adjectives
- Predicative Adjective
- Adjectives Used Predicatively
- Adjectives Used Attributively
- Participles used as Adjectives
- The Correct Usage of Adjectives
- Some and Any as Determiners
- Correct Usage of Some and Any
- Correct Usage of Each and Every
- Each and Every as Determiners
- Correct Usage of EACH OF
- Correct Usage of BOTH
- Correct Usage of ALL
- Correct usage of LITTLE
- Correct usage of A LITTLE
- Correct usage of THE LITTLE
- Correct usage of FEW
- Correct usage of A FEW
- Correct usage of THE FEW
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