Cumulative Adjectives

Cumulative 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.

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.


  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. Non-Coordinate Adjectives
  30. Two Uses of Adjectives
  31. Attributive Use 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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