Adjectives of Number



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
Indefinite Numerals

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.

Cardinals…. Ordinals

1. One…. first
2. Two…. second
3. Three…. third
4. Four…. fourth
5. Five…. fifth
6. Six…. sixth
7. Seven…. Seventh
8. Eight…..eighth
9. Nine…..ninth
10. Ten…..tenth
11. Eleven….eleventh
12. Twelve….twelfth
13. Thirteen….thirteenth
14. Fourteen….fourteenth

Indefinite Numerals denote number of some kind without saying precisely what the number is.

1. All
2. Some
3. Enough
4. No
5. None
6. Many
7. Few
8. Several
9. Sundry

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.

Quantitative Adjective

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?

Numeral Adjective

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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  1. The Adjective
  2. An Adjective
  3. Attribute Position of Adjective
  4. Predicative Position of Adjective
  5. Kinds of Adjectives
  6. Proper Adjectives
  7. Descriptive Adjectives
  8. Quantitative Adjectives ( Adjectives of Quantity )
  9. Qualitative Adjectives ( Adjectives of Quality )
  10. Numeral Adjectives
  11. Definite Numeral Adjectives
  12. Indefinite Numeral Adjectives
  13. Demonstrative Adjectives ( Demonstrative Adjective )
  14. Definite Demonstrative Adjectives
  15. Definite Demonstratives
  16. Indefinite Demonstrative Adjectives
  17. Indefinite Demonstratives
  18. Distributive Adjectives
  19. Interrogative Adjectives
  20. Exclamatory Adjectives
  21. Possessive Adjectives
  22. Possessive Determiners
  23. First Person Possessive Adjectives
  24. Second Person Possessive Adjectives
  25. Third Person Possessive Adjectives
  26. Emphasizing Adjectives
  27. Coordinate Adjectives
  28. Paired Adjectives
  29. Cumulative Adjectives
  30. Non-Coordinate Adjectives
  31. Two Uses of Adjectives
  32. Attributive Use of Adjectives
  33. Predicative Use of Adjectives
  34. The Degrees of Comparison
  35. Comparison of Adjectives
  36. Latin Comparatives of Adjectives
  37. Irregular Comparisons of Adjectives
  38. Formation of Comparatives and Superlatives
  39. Formation of Comparative and Superlative
  40. Uses of Quantitative Adjectives
  41. Uses of Numeral Adjectives
  42. Definite Numeral Quantities
  43. Uses of Demonstrative Adjectives
  44. Uses of Distributive Phrases
  45. Uses of Distributive Adjectives
  46. Example Sentences with suitable Adjectives
  47. Uses of Degrees of Comparison of Adjectives
  48. Uses of Positive Degree of Comparison of Adjectives
  49. Uses of Comparative Degree of Comparison of Adjectives
  50. Uses of Superlative Degree of Comparison of Adjectives
  51. Use of The Comparative Degree
  52. OTHER after Positives and Comparatives
  53. Preferables in English Grammar
  54. Double Comparatives
  55. Double Superlatives
  56. Comparatives which have lost their force
  57. Latin Comparatives
  58. English Comparatives
  59. Adjectives used as Nouns
  60. Adjectives in Pairs
  61. Adjectives preceded by THE
  62. Position of Adjectives
  63. Adjectives Used Attributively
  64. Adjectives Used Predicatively
  65. The Adjective Clause


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