Cumulative Adjectives :
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In this page we will learn what cumulative adjectives means and how they are used in our regular writing and conversation of our day to day lives. These adjectives are used only to describe the nouns.
My mother made a hot, home-made orange milk-shake today.
In this sentence, the write uses three adjectives - hot, home-made and orange to describe the milk-shake. Did you notice that there is a comma after the adjective HOT, but not after the adjective HOME-MADE. The adjectives might be either cumulative or coordinate and the way that commas are used depends on the type of adjectives the writer uses. When these adjectives are used to modify the noun, the adjectives are used in a particular order.
So, one cannot reverse the order of these adjectives.
The unmanned police car was there at the corner of this street.
In the above sentence, the adjectives UNMANNED and POLICE are used to modify the noun CAR. In the above sentence, we can not change the order of the adjectives.
The police unmanned car was there at the corner of this street. (This is not the correct way of using the adjectives in this sentence.)
We went around the city in an old Fiat car.
In the above sentence also, the adjectives OLD and FIAT are used to modify the noun CAR. In the above sentence, we can not change the order of the adjectives.
We went around the city in a Fiat old car. (This is not the correct way of using the adjectives in this sentence.)
In the case of Coordinate adjectives, there are also two adjectives. Here also, there are two adjectives. In the case Coordinate adjectives, the adjectives can be separated by a comma and the order of the adjectives can be changes to convey the same meaning. But, here, the comma is not required between the two adjectives and the order of the adjectives also could not be changed to convey the same meaning.
RELATED PAGES :
- 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 ( Adjectives of Number )
- 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
- 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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