Today we’re going to learn Adjectives It is a really important and very basic concept in English Grammar.
Grammar? don’t be scared it’s okay I’ll help you, my friend.
I remember when I was learning this concept in school, I was confused as well, and the way that I remember this one of my teachers taught me a very easy way to figure this out.
so, Adjectives describes a noun.
so, you’re thinking oh no, how do I remember what a noun is?
I remembered what a noun is,
It like this a noun is three things a person, a place, or a thing.
this is what I remembered it from when I was a child I always say a noun is a person a place or a thing.
Adjectives are always placed before nouns or pronouns.
What is an adjective in English Grammar?
An adjective describes the words which will modify the noun or pronoun are called adjectives.
Thus, words that describe the quality of a person, animal, place, or thing are called adjectives.
For example, Tall girl, Black dog, Small bridge, Words for numbers are also called adjectives like Three chairs.
Thus, we can say that The words that are used to describe quality, color, size, shape, and number are called adjectives.
so let’s look at the sentence we have, A big white cat.
Can anyone tell me in the sentence where is my noun? Big a noun? No white a noun? No.
Cat is a noun? Yes so due to looking in this sentence, my cat is my noun.
these words big and white describe what does the noun looks like the other thing.
You have to keep in mind In English when you’re describing something you always go shape, size, and then color, and then the actual noun.
the other thing that’s very important is, In the Adjective, the adjectives always come before the noun.
In these examples highlighted words are adjective
- She wore a beautiful barbie doll dress.
- He wore a blue leather jacket.
- Tina’s hair is gorgeous.
- This bowl is breakable.
- John is an adorable baby.
Types of Adjective
A possessive adjective describes and shows ownership.
Possessive adjectives are always put before a noun. And the apostrophe is not used in possessive adjectives.
Possessive adjectives in singular form are my, our, your, his, her, its. While for the plural form, we have your, our, and their.
The Possessive adjectives “Your” are used in both singular and plural forms.
- Mr. John is my teacher.
- Look at the monkey. its tail is short.
- Look at the kittens their mother is feeding them.
If you noticed, all the possessive adjectives come before the nouns.
In English, demonstrative adjectives the words this, that, these, and those point out the noun after them.
A demonstrative adjective modifies a noun and comes before it.
- This apple is good.
- I can’t forget that moment.
- These mangoes are rotting.
- I like those houses.
This and that modify singular nouns. These and Those modify plural nouns.
Interrogative adjectives are used along with nouns to ask questions.
In other words, An Interrogative adjectives describe a noun that is used in a question.
In English, three interrogative adjectives: what, which, whose
For example: “Which hairband do you want to buy?” In this case which is an interrogative adjective that modifies the noun hairband.
Descriptive Adjective specifies the size, shape, color, taste, etc., of the noun they modify.
They describe a noun in a general way.
For example, Hard, Soft, Pink, sunny, dry, etc.
In general, Descriptive Adjectives are placed before the noun they are describing.
For example, Pink doll, pink is a descriptive adjective, and the ball is a noun.
Large house, large is a descriptive adjective, and the house is a noun.
Predicate adjectives come after the linking verb to be when the adjectives describe the subject of a sentence; in this case, it is called a predicate adjective.
For example, The house is small.
House is a subject (is) is a linking verb, and small is a predicate adjective.
In this example, the adjective small describes the subject house.
Another example, “The girl is tired. ” Tired is connected to a girl with a linking verb (is), so it’s a predicate adjective.
A comma separates coordinates. In this, two or more adjectives fall, and it describes the same noun equally.
For instance, I want to buy myself a pink, blue purse. Here we have two adjectives before the noun purse pink and blue both are the same category color that is both are describing the color of the noun purse. So, you either put a comma between them.
I want to buy myself a pink, blue purse.
So, Coordinative Adjectives are of the same category modifying the same noun, and you need commas or and to separate these adjectives.
Quantitative adjectives define the exact or inexact amount of a noun.
For instance, there are three apples on the table. Here three is the definitive Adjective of quantity.
Some quantities are indefinite. That is, they don’t tell us the exact numbers.
For instance, there isn’t much water in the glass. a singular noun follows the word much
A noun always follows the Adjective of quantity.
It is described to the proper name of people place or thing.
For example, I am from America; America is a proper noun.
I am American. American is a proper adjective.
Another example, I’m American. I’m an American Woman.
In this context, ‘American’ is a noun and ‘American woman’ is a proper adjective.
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