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I want to know the definition of Adjective.

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definition

An adjective is a word which qualifies a noun and pronoun.

Examples

1. America is a rich country .

2. He has rosy cheeks.

3. Always drink fresh water.

4. Shimla  is a beautiful city.

5. He is poor and rich.

Types of the Adjective

1. Adjective of Quality.

2. Adjective of Quantity.

3. Adjective of Number.

4. Demonstrative Adjective.

5. Distributive  Adjective.

6. Interrogative Adjective.

7. Possessive Adjective

Definition of Adjective of Quality

They refer to the quality or state of the nouns.

Examples

sweet, blue, intelligent, swift, different, high large.

1. the mango is a sweet fruit.

2. The swift aircraft rose high in the blue sky. 

3. The difficult sum should be solved first.

4. He climbed on a high hill.

5. The large building collapsed like a pack of cards.

Definition of Adjective Quantity

“Adjective which shows the quantity of nouns or pronouns is called as Adjective of Quantity”.

Examples

1. She has enough money to enjoy the fair.

2. She was brilliant enough to pass her exam.

3. I got very little water in the school.

4. I have little interest in the sports.

definition of Adjective of Number

“Adjective which states the number of persons or things is called the Adjective of Number or Numeral Adjective.”

OR

“Adjective showing the number of nouns or pronouns is called Adjective of Number.”

Examples

1. The brilliant one of you can be the leader of this group.

2. Two children make a family perfect.

3. Few dogs are unhealthy.

4. My legs have eight fingers and two

5. Some women are upset.

6. Most of the boys are selected for cricket.

7. Four books of the Management Studies are very tough.

8. I wrote many letters to you.

9. I have learnt three languages.

10. I wrote some letters to you but you did not replied.

11. There are only nine class rooms in our school.

12. One hour has sixty

13. You can get twenty four hours service here.

14. Five of the employees have resigned today.

15. A week has seven

definition of Demonstrative

Demonstrative adjectives are adjectives that are used to modify a noun so that we know which specific person, place, or thing is mentioned.

Examples

those, this these, that.

 1. Those pants are not very comfortable.

2. Do you like this soup?

3. That dress looks good on you.

4.  These puppies are very playful.

5. I did not enjoy that book.

6. Did you grow those vegetables in your garden?

7. Can you help me move this box?

8. Mom, can we buy these magazines?

9.  This tie is too tight.

10. I like this coat better than that one.

definition of Distributive Adjective

An Adjective used to refer to each and every person ,thing separately is called Distributive Adjective. 

Examples

 Each, Every, either, neither, any, one, both

1. Either you buy it or you don’t.

2. My mother isn’t a teacher. Neither am I.

3. Each girl must bring her own bag.

4. Each participant was asked to complete a survey.

5. Each of her friends is angry.

6. Can you buy this one?

7. Does your father have any money left?

8. Both of them are in the house.

9. Each of us drink about 2 liters of water a day.

10. My mother watches TV every day.

11. I don’t know either of them.

definition of Interrogative Adjective

 A word that modifies a noun by asking a question is called interrogative adjectives.

Examples

1. Whose book was that?

2. Which pen do you like more?

3. What books are you buying today?

4. Which book on proofreading do you recommend?

5. Which team scored the higher in the last match?

6. Which player did get a fifty yesterday?

7. What recipe did you choose to make this dish?

8. Which bat is Watson’s

9.Which song is Zara listening to?

definition of Possessive Adjective

Possessive adjectives are modifiers that demonstrate ownership of a noun.

my, your hie, her, its, our, your.

Examples

1. I could not understand her intentions.

2. Her thoughts are too complex.

3. My mind stops working when I think about that.

4. Stop messing with my hair.

5. I cannot believe that you broke my glasses.

6. I don’t want to see his shadow again.

7. She made her life miserable by pessimism.

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