Definition and Kinds of adjective. After sharing kinds of noun and kinds of pronoun in the previous post, now I want to share another part of speech. It is about kinds of Adjective. So let’s go to the explanation.
An adjective is a word or set of words that modifies (describes) a noun or pronoun. Adjectives may come before the word they modify.
That is a cute puppy.
She likes a high school senior.
Adjectives may also follow the word they modify:
That puppy looks cute.
Kinds of Adjective
- Descriptive Adjective or adjective of quality
- Adjective of quantity
- Demonstrative Adjective
- Possessive Adjective
- Indefinite Adjective
- Interrogative adjective
- Comparative Adjective
- Superlative Adjective
Descriptive adjectives are the most numerous of the different types of adjectives. These adjectives describe nouns that refer to action, state, or quality (careless, dangerous, excited, sad, black, white, big, small, long, fat, English, Mediterranean, three-cornered).
- Dangerous chemicals
- Green vegetables
- A square box
- A big house
- A tall tree
- A cold morning
- A true story
Adjective of quantity
An adjective of quantity tells us the number (how many) or amount (how much) of a noun.
- He has eaten three apples.
- I don’t have much money.
- There is so much wine for the guests.
- This long, thin centipede has many legs.
A demonstrative adjective (this, that, these, those) shows the noun it modifies is singular or plural and whether the position of the noun is near or far from the person who is speaking or writing. A demonstrative adjective also points out a fact about the noun.