KINDS OF ADJECTIVES. English Grammar.
ADJECTIVE adds meaning to Noun. There are various kinds of Adjectives. They are:
1. Adjective of Quality: Kind or quality of a person or thing
Bangalore is a cosmopolitan city.
Mahatma Gandhi was an honest man.
If you ask the question, ‘of what kind’?, you get Adjective of quality.
2. Adjective of Quantity: shows how much of a thing or quantity.
We have enough food
There has been insufficient rain this season.
3. Numeral Adjective or Adjective of Numbers: Indicates the number of things indicated.
The hand has five fingers. Some numeral adjectives: few, many, all, most, several.
To find ‘Adjective of quantity ask ‘How much or how many?
Adjectives of Number are further classified into:
a) Definite Numeral Adjectives: denotes exact numbers as one, two, three etc. (These are called Cardinals).
First, Second, third etc., (these are called Ordinals).
b) Indefinite Numeral Adjectives do not indicate exact number as few, man, several, all.
c) Distributive Numeral Adjectives refer to each one of a number as
India expects every one to do his / her duty.
Some Adjectives may be grouped as Adjective of identity or Numeral Adjective according to its use.
E.g.; Adjective of Quantity – Number
He has lost all his money. All men must die.
4. Demonstrative adjective – point out / emphasis which person / thing is meant.
This boy is my son
That house is mine.
If you ask ‘which’?, you shall get Demonstrative adjective.
NOTE: What / which / where: When you use these words with Nouns to ask question, you shall get Interrogative Adjectives.
5. ‘OWN’ and ‘VERY’ are used for emphasis.
These are called Emphasis Adjective.
I saw it with my own eyes.
6. Exclamatory Adjectives use ‘What!’, ‘What an Idea !’.
Adjectives are formed from Nouns / Verbs / Adjectives
From Nouns: Boy – Boyish, Storm – Stormy
From Verbs: Talk – Talkative, Move – Moveable
From Adjectives: Two – Two-fold, Sick – Sickly
- Kinds Of Nouns, Know Your English (ramanan50.wordpress.com)