Attributive Adjuncts

Attributive Adjuncts :

It has been explained already that all such additions qualify the Subject-word and hence they are either Adjectives or words having the force of an Adjective.

The Definite and Indefinite articles, although properly speaking they belong to the class of Demonstrative adjectives, are not counted by some writers as Adjuncts in the analysis of sentences.

The principal kinds of Attributive Adjuncts are…

1. An Adjective :
A heavy shower fell today.
He served hot tea to us.
They walked through a long avenue.

2. A Participle or Verbal Adjective :
The fleeing crowds thronged the streets.
The running students will be penalized.
The laughing teachers violate the rules.

3. A Gerundial Infinitive :
Water to drink is scarce in this place.
Books to read are few in number.
Food to eat is not available.

4. A Noun in the Genitive Case or a Possessive Adjective :
My son's teacher called here today.
His work is always carefully done.
My sister’s husband is coming today.

5. A Noun or Gerund used as an Adjective :
The village watchman fell asleep in the night.
Drinking water is scarce in this place.
Eating habits of these people are raw.

6. A Noun in Apposition :
Alexander, the King of Macedon, conquered Persia.
Ashoka, the king, conquered the whole India.
India, the ancient, is religious in its spirit.

7. An Adjective Phrase :
A man of virtue (= a virtuous man) will not tell a lie.
The girl of character will heed her parents.
The student of knowledge will excel in this exam.

8. An Adverb with some Participle omitted :
The then king - the then (reigning) king


  1. A Sentence - 1
  2. A Sentence - 2
  3. A Sentence - 3
  4. The Structure of Sentences
  5. Kinds of Sentences
  6. A Clause and A Phrase
  7. The Noun Clause
  8. The Adjective Clause
  9. The Adverb Clause
  10. Adverb Clauses
  11. Adjective Clauses
  12. Noun Clauses
  13. Three Kinds of Clauses
  14. Sample Sentences with Clauses
  15. Simple Sentences ( Simple Sentence )
  16. Double Sentences
  17. Multiple Sentences
  18. Complex Sentences
  19. Attributive Adjuncts
  20. The Predicate
  21. Adverbial Adjuncts to Verb of Predicate
  22. Analysis of Sentences
  23. Contracted Sentences
  24. Analysis of Double Sentences
  25. Analysis of Multiple Sentences
  26. Rules for Analysing Double Sentences
  27. Rules for Analysing Multiple Sentences
  28. Analysis of Complex Sentences
  29. The Complex Sentences
  30. Analysis of Multiple Sentence
  31. The Transformation of Sentences
  32. Modes of Expressing A Condition in English Grammar
  33. Modes of Expressing A Concessional Clause
  34. Modes of Expressing A Contrasting Clause
  35. Interchange of Degrees of Comparison
  36. Synthesis of Sentences - 1
  37. Synthesis of Sentences - 2
  38. Synthesis of Sentences - 3
  39. The Principal Clause
  40. The Dependent Clause
  41. Verb in The Dependent Clause
  42. Direct Speech and Indirect Speech
  43. Kinds of Sentences
  44. Direct and Indirect Speech
  45. A Sentence without E
  46. Parsed Sentence

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