ADJECTIVE : It's KINDS
An Adjective is a word used with a noun to add something for its meaning.
- The lazy boy was punished.
- He is an honest man.
Kinds Of Adjective
* Adjective of Quality (or Descriptive Adjective)
Descriptive Adjectives show the kind or quality of a person or thing , as ;
- Kolkata is a large city.
- The foolish crow tried to sing.
Adjectives of Quality answer the question ' Of what Kind ? '
Example : Kolkata is a city .
Question - Kolkata is a city , Of what kind?
Answer - small or large.
( By the way Kolkata is a large city in India .)
So the quality come out to be large .
Sentence becomes Kolkata is a large city . (Adjective of Quality)
* Adjectives of Quantity
Adjectives of quantity show how much of a thing is meant , as;
- I ate some rice.
- He has little intelligence.
Words like some,much,little,enough,all, no,any,half,great,sufficient,whole,etc form Adjective of Quantity.
Adjective of Quantity answer the question 'How much ?'
Example : I ate rice .
Question - I ate rice , How much ?
Answer - some
I ate some rice. (Adjective of quantity)
* Adjective Of Number (Numeral Adjectives)
Adjective Of Number show how many persons or things are meant , or in what order a person or thing stands , as;
- The hand has five fingers.
- Few cats like cold water.
Words like five, few, no many, all, some, most, several, first ,etc form Numeral Adjectives.
Adjective of Number answer the question 'How many?'
Example : The hand has fingers.
Question - The hand has fingers, How many?
Answer - five
The hand has five fingers. (Numeral Adjective)
* Demonstrative Adjectives
Demonstrative Adjectives point out which person or thing is meant , as;
- This boy is stronger than Charlie.
- These mangoes are sour.
Words like this, these, that, those, such, etc are Demonstrative Adjectives.
Demonstrative Adjectives answer the question ' Which? '
Example : Mangoes are sour .
Question - Which ?
Answer - These
These mangoes are sour . (Demonstrative Adjectives)
* Interrogative Adjectives
What, which, whose, are used with nouns to ask questions , are called Interrogative Adjectives , as ;
- What manner of man is he ?
- Which way shall we go ?
- Whose book is this ?
* Possessive Adjectives
Possessive Adjectives are used to show Possession .
- This is our house.
- This is their desk.
Words like my, our, their, your , his, her, its ,etc show Possession and form Possessive Adjectives.
Possessive Adjectives are sometimes used as possessive pronouns.