Adjectives of Number :
Numeral Adjectives show (i) how many persons or things are meant (ii) in what order a person or thing stands.
Numeral Adjectives are subdivided into two main classes.
Definite Numerals denote some exact number.
Those which show how many persons or things (as one, two, three, four, etc.) are called Cardinals
Those which show the serial order in which a person or thing stands (as first, second, third, etc.) are called Ordinals
1. One…. first
2. Two…. second
3. Three…. third
4. Four…. fourth
5. Five…. fifth
6. Six…. sixth
7. Seven…. Seventh
Indefinite Numerals denote number of some kind without saying precisely what the number is.
The words some, enough, all, no and none are Adjectives of Number
or Adjectives of Quantity
according to the context.
If the Noun is Material or Abstract, the Adjective is Quantitative
. But if the Noun is Common, the Adjective is Numeral.
1. All men are mortal.
2. No men were present.
3. Many men are poor.
4. Several men came.
5. Some men die young.
6. Enough men were present.
7. Few men are rich.
8. Sundry men went away.
9. All people should come to the function.
10. It is enough to have only a few dogs in the show.
11. He has enough apples for dinner.
1. Much : He had much bread.
2. Little : He had little bread.
3. Enough : He had enough bread.
4. Some : He had some bread.
5. No : He had no bread.
6. All : He had all the bread.
7. Any : Have you had any bread?
1. Many : He had many loaves of bread.
2. Few: He had few loaves of bread.
3. Enough : He had loaves enough.
4. Some : He had some loaves of bread.
5. No : He had no loaves of bread.
6. All : He had all the loaves of bread.
7. Any : Did you bring any loaves of bread?
8. All : Please, bring all the note-books and subject-books with you to school.
9. Any : Have you any of the books written by your father?
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- The Adjective
- An Adjective
- Attribute Position of Adjective
- Predicative Position of Adjective
- Kinds of Adjectives
- Proper Adjectives
- Descriptive Adjectives
Quantitative Adjectives ( Adjectives of Quantity )
- Qualitative Adjectives ( Adjectives of Quality )
- Numeral Adjectives
- Definite Numeral Adjectives
- Indefinite Numeral Adjectives
- Demonstrative Adjectives ( Demonstrative Adjective )
- Definite Demonstrative Adjectives
- Definite Demonstratives
- Indefinite Demonstrative Adjectives
- Indefinite Demonstratives
- Distributive Adjectives
- Interrogative Adjectives
- Possessive Adjectives
- Possessive Determiners
- First Person Possessive Adjectives
- Second Person Possessive Adjectives
- Third Person Possessive Adjectives
- Emphasizing Adjectives
- Coordinate Adjectives
- Paired Adjectives
- Cumulative Adjectives
- Non-Coordinate Adjectives
- Two Uses of Adjectives
- Attributive Use of Adjectives
- Predicative Use of Adjectives
- The Degrees of Comparison
- Comparison of Adjectives
- Latin Comparatives of Adjectives
- Irregular Comparisons of Adjectives
- Formation of Comparatives and Superlatives
- Formation of Comparative and Superlative
- Uses of Quantitative Adjectives
- Uses of Numeral Adjectives
- Definite Numeral Quantities
- Uses of Demonstrative Adjectives
- Uses of Distributive Phrases
- Uses of Distributive Adjectives
- Example Sentences with suitable Adjectives
- Uses of Degrees of Comparison of Adjectives
- Uses of Positive Degree of Comparison of Adjectives
- Uses of Comparative Degree of Comparison of Adjectives
- Uses of Superlative Degree of Comparison of Adjectives
- Use of The Comparative Degree
- OTHER after Positives and Comparatives
- Preferables in English Grammar
- Double Comparatives
- Double Superlatives
- Comparatives which have lost their force
- Latin Comparatives
- English Comparatives
- Adjectives used as Nouns
- Adjectives in Pairs
- Adjectives preceded by THE
- Position of Adjectives
- Adjectives Used Attributively
- Adjectives Used Predicatively
- The Adjective Clause
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