Attributive Use of Adjectives

Attributive Use of Adjectives :

English language is a wonderful language for using in writing or in conversation. We need tools in the language to make our thoughts and intention very clear and distinctive. The listener has to understand what we say without any ambiguity. Such tools are there in English Language. That may be the reason for many people around the world to come forward to learn this business language.

The word of adjective is a word used to qualify a Noun or a Pronoun. Since this word tell us something about a person to a thing, it can modify the word denoting that person or that thing.

A man walks along the road.

The above mentioned sentence talks about a man who walks along the road. But this sentence does not talk about what kind of man he is.

A tall man walks along the road.

The above mentioned sentence talks about a tall man. This sentence speaks about the kind of man he is.

He is a tall man.

Now an additional word TALL has been added to speak about the kind of the noun A MAN. Here the word TALL is an adjective.

There are two different ways in which an Adjective can be used.

(a) The Attributive
(b) The Predicative

Let us see one by one in detail.

(a) Attributive Use of Adjectives

An Adjective is used attributively when it qualifies its Noun directly.

1. A lame horse is not taking part in the competition.
2. His noble character stood him apart from others.
3. The lengthy road is strain one.
4. The windy season will come to end only after July.
5. Your intelligent brothers will be employed after their graduation.
6. His healthy old parents will be living for a long time.
7. My parental old house is undergoing renovation.

(b) Predicative Use of Adjectives

An Adjective is used predicatively when it qualifies its Noun or Pronoun indirectly through the Verb or Predicate going before.

1. That horse went lame.
2. His character is noble.
3. She is beautiful.
4. The parental house is old.
5. His parents are healthy and happy.
6. Your brother are intelligent.
7. Your job will be lucrative.
8. This road is lengthy.
9. He is industrious.
10. She is active.
11. My brothers and sisters are intelligent and talkative.
12. This town is very new.
13. Their school is costly.
14. These fruits are fresh.
15. My shoe is torn.


  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 ( Adjectives of Number )
  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. Predicative Use of Adjectives
  33. The Degrees of Comparison
  34. Comparison of Adjectives
  35. Latin Comparatives of Adjectives
  36. Irregular Comparisons of Adjectives
  37. Formation of Comparatives and Superlatives
  38. Formation of Comparative and Superlative
  39. Uses of Quantitative Adjectives
  40. Uses of Numeral Adjectives
  41. Definite Numeral Quantities
  42. Uses of Demonstrative Adjectives
  43. Uses of Distributive Phrases
  44. Uses of Distributive Adjectives
  45. Example Sentences with suitable Adjectives
  46. Uses of Degrees of Comparison of Adjectives
  47. Uses of Positive Degree of Comparison of Adjectives
  48. Uses of Comparative Degree of Comparison of Adjectives
  49. Uses of Superlative Degree of Comparison of Adjectives
  50. Use of The Comparative Degree
  51. OTHER after Positives and Comparatives
  52. Preferables in English Grammar
  53. Double Comparatives
  54. Double Superlatives
  55. Comparatives which have lost their force
  56. Latin Comparatives
  57. English Comparatives
  58. Adjectives used as Nouns
  59. Adjectives in Pairs
  60. Adjectives preceded by THE
  61. Position of Adjectives
  62. Adjectives Used Attributively
  63. Adjectives Used Predicatively
  64. The Adjective Clause

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