The Adjective

The Adjective :

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.

I need a rose.
I need a white rose.
The word WHITE is an adjective.

Indian is a country.
India is an age-old country.
The word AGE-OLD is an adjective.

They have brought their car.
They have brought their red car.
The word RED is an adjective.

I have seen a girl at the end of this road.
I have seen a beautiful girl at the end of this road.
The word BEAUTIFUL is an adjective.

He has constructed a house.
He has constructed a modern house.
The word MODERN is an adjective.

The word of adjective should be added either before or after the noun which it modifies. When this word comes before the noun which it modifies, it is an attribute position.

1. She is an educated girl.
2. He has a brand-new car.

The words EDUCATED and BRAND-NEW are adjectives. They come just before the nouns which they modify.

When this word comes after the noun which it modifies, it is a predicative position.

1. He looks joyful.
2. They come late.
3. The exams are tough.

In the above sentences, the words JOYFUL, LATE and TOUGH are the adjectives which come after the nouns which they modify.

When we write about how something looks, smells, sounds, see and tastes – we use the adjective.

1. They smell filth.
2. His advises sound better.
3. It tastes salty.
4. He sees wonderful.
5. My sister looks gorgeous.

We can use more than one adjective in a sentence. In that case, you have to use them either before or after the noun which they modify. When the words of adjective are used before the noun, we need not add AND just between the last two adjectives.

1. The fat old lady is there in the office.
2. The rich abusive owner of this house is waiting for you in the hall.

When the word of adjective are used after the noun, we need to add AND just between the last two adjectives.

1. Yesterday was cold, wet and windy.
2. My father is educated, rich and sportive.

There are few adjective which end in ING or ED.

1. The amusing students are not allowed inside the hall.
2. The educated parents have to produce their educational certificates.

  1. Attribute Position of Adjective
  2. Predicative Position of Adjective
  3. Kinds of Adjectives
  4. Proper Adjectives
  5. Descriptive Adjectives
  6. Quantitative Adjectives ( Adjectives of Quantity )
  7. Qualitative Adjectives ( Adjectives of Quality )
  8. Numeral Adjectives ( Adjectives of Number )
  9. Definite Numeral Adjectives
  10. Indefinite Numeral Adjectives
  11. Demonstrative Adjectives ( Demonstrative Adjective )
  12. Definite Demonstrative Adjectives
  13. Definite Demonstratives
  14. Indefinite Demonstrative Adjectives
  15. Indefinite Demonstratives
  16. Distributive Adjectives
  17. Interrogative Adjectives
  18. Exclamatory Adjectives
  19. Possessive Adjectives
  20. Possessive Determiners
  21. First Person Possessive Adjectives
  22. Second Person Possessive Adjectives
  23. Third Person Possessive Adjectives
  24. Emphasizing Adjectives
  25. Coordinate Adjectives
  26. Paired Adjectives
  27. Cumulative Adjectives
  28. Non-Coordinate Adjectives
  29. Two Uses of Adjectives
  30. Attributive Use of Adjectives
  31. Predicative Use of Adjectives
  32. The Degrees of Comparison
  33. Comparison of Adjectives
  34. Latin Comparatives of Adjectives
  35. Irregular Comparisons of Adjectives
  36. Formation of Comparatives and Superlatives
  37. Formation of Comparative and Superlative
  38. Uses of Quantitative Adjectives
  39. Uses of Numeral Adjectives
  40. Definite Numeral Quantities
  41. Uses of Demonstrative Adjectives
  42. Uses of Distributive Phrases
  43. Uses of Distributive Adjectives
  44. Example Sentences with suitable Adjectives
  45. Uses of Degrees of Comparison of Adjectives
  46. Uses of Positive Degree of Comparison of Adjectives
  47. Uses of Comparative Degree of Comparison of Adjectives
  48. Uses of Superlative Degree of Comparison of Adjectives
  49. Use of The Comparative Degree
  50. OTHER after Positives and Comparatives
  51. Preferables in English Grammar
  52. Double Comparatives
  53. Double Superlatives
  54. Comparatives which have lost their force
  55. Latin Comparatives
  56. English Comparatives
  57. Adjectives used as Nouns
  58. Adjectives in Pairs
  59. Adjectives preceded by THE
  60. Position of Adjectives
  61. Adjectives Used Attributively
  62. Adjectives Used Predicatively
  63. The Adjective Clause

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