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Adjective and its types
What is an adjective?
A word or phrase that qualifies then noun or pronoun. It is a word naming an attribute and it modify the meaning of noun or pronoun and describe it.
What are 10 types of adjective?
The adjective has following 10 types.
- Proper adjectives
- Adjectives of quantity
- Adjectives of quality
- Numerical adjectives
- Demonstrative adjectives
- Distributive adjectives
- Interrogative adjectives
- Possessive adjectives
- Emphasizing adjectives
- Exclamatory adjectives
Types of Adjectives
The adjective which is formed from a proper noun is known as the proper adjective. A few proper adjectives are given there
Example: Chinese, Pakistani, Indian etc.
- Chinese are a great nation they work hard.
- Pakistani army is the most intelligent and mastermind army.
- Indians are well known for their film industry.
Adjectives of quantity
The adjective which tells us about the quantity of a thing is called adjective of quantity. Some common adjectives of quantity are
Example: Some, much, more, a little, enough, sufficient etc.
- Some people were waiting for you impatiently.
- More than 20000 students appeared in the competitive exam.
- I have enough money to live a luxurious life.
- I don’t think his qualifications are sufficient for this job.
- A little difference of hard work can lead you to success.
- Thank you so much for this kind favor.
Adjectives of quality
The adjective which denotes quality, weakness or state of a person or a thing is called adjective of quality.
Example: Good, Beautiful, Handsome, Charming, Attractive, Hot, Captivating etc.
- He is a good boy.
- It is a beautiful flower.
- I met a handsome guy he was waiting for his wife.
- Her friend is very charming and nice.
- Her looks cast a attractive spell.
- The tea pot was very hot.
- The natural beauty of Kashmir is captivating.
The adjective is known as numerical adjective which denotes number of persons or things.
Example: One, two, some, any, several.
There are further two types of numerical adjectives.
i) Definite numeral adjectives
The cardinals and ordinals are known as definite adjectives.
Cardinals: One, two, three, four etc.
Ordinals: First, second, third, fourth etc.
ii) Indefinite numeral adjectives
- All, some, any, many, several are considered indefinite numeral adjectives.
- I have two cars and one motorcycle.
- Our hand has five fingers.
- All men must die.
- Some of them were present in the meeting.
- Many shops are closed due to strike.
It points out what person o thing is meant. The demonstrative pronouns are used as the demonstrative adjectives.
Example: This, that, those, these, such etc.
- This is the toy that I bought for you last year.
- Those days are memorable I can’t forget those moments.
- These trees are loaded by the fruits like snow covering the mountains.
- Such ups and downs are the part of our life.
- That place is worth seeing. We should visit it.
This adjective is used to denote a thing or a person separately.
Example: Each, every, either, neither, everyone, anyone etc.
- Every word of the Holy Quran is truth.
- Each student want to get full marks but only few get.
- Anyone can apply for that vacant space.
- Either he or his brother will go to visit desert festival.
- Neither she nor her mother can live with their husbands.
The interrogative adjective is used before a noun to ask questions.
Example: What, who, whose, which etc.
- Who was knocking at the door?
- What thing do you like the most?
- Which is the city of her mother and father?
This adjective denotes the possession of a thing or place.
Example: My, our, your, his, her, their, its.
- My old car was not in good condition.
- Our dream is to make records in Olympics.
- His father deceived when he was a child.
- Her boyfriend cheated and she killed him.
- Their company is striving for its survival.
- The desert of Pakistan has its own beauty.
The emphasizing adjective denotes the stress on a noun.
Example: Very, only
- She is the only heir to this property.
- Idleness is the very reason of his failure.
What and how are known as exclamatory adjectives.
Example: what, how,
- What a lovely scene of nature!
- How pretty the girl is!