Proper Adjectives

Proper Adjectives :

There are proper nouns to indicate proper persons, things or places. These proper nouns are capitalized. At the same time, there are adjectives of this type which restrict the application of a Noun to such persons or things as are included within the scope of some Proper name. A adjective of this type must begin with a capital letter. This adjective is also a modifier that is formed from a proper noun. Like adjectives do, adjectives of this type also modify the nouns and the pronouns. Since the majority of nouns are common nouns, the vast majority of adjectives are also common adjectives. When this type of adjective has its roots in a proper noun, it gets this name.

The Indian Plains are not only full of beauties, but also full of rare minerals and ores.

1. The Indian plains = the plains of India

In the above example, the adjective INDIAN is modified form of the noun INDIA. So, the adjective INDIAN is an adjective of this type .

1. Italy……Italian…..We love Italian food.
2. China…..Chinese…..How much does this Chinese dress cost?
3. Christ….Christian…..In Europe, there are many ancient Christian churches.
4. Shakespeare…..Shakespearean…..He does not like the Shakespearean style.
5. A Chinese pilgrim….. A pilgrim from China
6. The Roman Empire….. The empire of the Romans
7. The Gangetic plain….. The plain watered by the Ganges
8. The English language…..the language of England

Few more example-sentences with adjectives of this type in italicized forms are given below. The proper nouns from which adjectives of this type originate are implied.

1. The Chinese people are smart and religious. (China)
2. Italian streets are clean and wide. (Italy)
3. Japanese car are modern ones. (Japan)
4. African cricket-players are playing good. (Africa)
5. Russian philosophy is world famous. (Russia)
6. German technology is leading the world. (Germany)
7. French fries are tasty and delicious. (France)
8. We could play Christian music. (Christ)
9. The English Parliament is democratic and republic. (England)
10. Chinese politics is still confusing. (China, Ming)
11. Nixon era was full of scandals and scams. (Nixon)
12. Jeffersonian democracy is not well accepted by people. (Jefferson)
13. What is Alaskan salmon made of? (Alaska)
14. French villages are perfect in design and structure. (France)
15. Victorian dresses are still popular among the youth. (Victoria)
16. Georgian architecture is followed by many leading architects. (Georgia)
17. We have to go on a tour to Mexican countries. (Mexico)

This type of adjectives can be formed by simply adding IAN or AN or N to the proper nouns.

1. India…Indian
2. America…..American
3. Mexico…Mexican
4. Italy….Italian

In few other cases, the spelling of the proper noun is not at all changed to form adjectives of this type. The proper nouns are as such used to have the adjectives.

1. Hollywood…..Hollywood stars
2. Texas…..Texas Players


  1. The Adjective
  2. An Adjective
  3. Attribute Position of Adjective
  4. Predicative Position of Adjective
  5. Kinds of Adjectives
  6. Descriptive Adjectives
  7. Quantitative Adjectives ( Adjectives of Quantity )
  8. Qualitative Adjectives ( Adjectives of Quality )
  9. Numeral Adjectives ( Adjectives of Number )
  10. Definite Numeral Adjectives
  11. Indefinite Numeral Adjectives
  12. Demonstrative Adjectives ( Demonstrative Adjective )
  13. Definite Demonstrative Adjectives
  14. Definite Demonstratives
  15. Indefinite Demonstrative Adjectives
  16. Indefinite Demonstratives
  17. Distributive Adjectives
  18. Interrogative Adjectives
  19. Exclamatory Adjectives
  20. Possessive Adjectives
  21. Possessive Determiners
  22. First Person Possessive Adjectives
  23. Second Person Possessive Adjectives
  24. Third Person Possessive Adjectives
  25. Emphasizing Adjectives
  26. Coordinate Adjectives
  27. Paired Adjectives
  28. Cumulative 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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