Kinds of Adjectives

Kinds of Adjectives

An Adjective us a word that is used to add something to the meaning of Noun or Pronoun.

Example:

  1. Ashok was a good king.
  2. It was a cloudy day.
  3. Joshi is an honest man.
  4. The rose is beautiful flower.

Adjectives Of Quality

The good, cloudy, honest and flower these are Adjective, it says what kind a person or things is. Such adjectives are called Adjectives Of Quality.

Example:

  1. He did not eat any bread.
  2. He had enough bread.
  3. He ate the whole cake.
  4. He spent all the money.
  5. He had sufficient milk.

The enough, whole, all and sufficient, tell us how much of a things is intended. Such Adjective are alled Adjectives Of Quality. It answer questions like  “How much?.

Example

  1. All men are mortal.
  2. Many women were there.
  3. Several men came to see the lion.
  4. He had five balloons in his hand.
  5. Some men are rich.
  6. The first boy won the prize.

Adjectives of Number

The Adjectives like All, many, several, five and some that show how many persons or things there are or in what order any of them stands, called Adjectives of Number.

Adjectives of Number it will answer the questions like “How many ?” Or “In what order?”

Examples

  1. This horse is mine.
  2. That horse is yours.
  3. I like these mangoes.
  4. I want those mangoes.
  5. I hate such men.

Demonstrate Adjectives

The Adjectives like this, that, those, these and such that point out which person or things are meant, are called Demonstrate Adjectives.

Demonstrative it answer the questions like “which?”.

It will be noticed that, this and that are used with Singular Nouns: these and Those are Plural Nouns.

Example:

  1. This boy stood first in the examination.
  2. That boy saved the child’s life.
  3. Those boys must be punished.
  4. These mangoes are sweet.

Interrogative Adjectives

What, which and whose are used with Nouns to ask questions. Such Adjectives are called Interrogative Adjectives.

Examples

  1. What colour is your hair?
  2. Whose book is this?
  3. Which house is yours?

Exercise 1

Possessive Adjectives, my yours, his, her, it’s are used if the possessor is singular; our, your and there are used if the possessor is plural. It doesn’t matter whether the things possessed is singular or plural. His is masculine; her is feminine. My, your, our, there are used for masculine or feminine. It is used for neutral gender singular; there is used for neuter gender plural.

Fill in the  blanks with Possessive Adjectives:

  1. The tree is losing ____ leaves.
  2. The tree are losing ____ leaves.
  3. The husband is waking with _____ wife.
  4. The wife is waking with _____ husband.
  5. You have a name; ____ name is Rama.
  6. Where are _____ books, children?
  7. Kanta is carrying _____ brother.
  8. Meera is walking with _____ father.
  9. The mother is walking with _____ son.
  10. The father is walking with _____ daughter.

Answer: 1. It’s, 2. There, 3. His, 4. Her, 5. My, 6. Yours, 7. Her, 8. Her, 9. Her, 10. His.

Exercise 2

Instead of the word given in colour, choose from the box the one which means the opposite.

Straight, bright, deep, miserable, fresh, blunt, smooth, calm, wealthy, foolish.

  1. A dull day._____
  2. A stormy sea. ____
  3. A sharp knife. ____
  4. State bread. ____
  5. A curved line. ____
  6. A happy mouse. __
  7. A rough coat. ____
  8. A poor person. ___
  9. A wise fellow. ____
  10. A shallow pond. __

Answer

  1. Bright, 2. Calm, 3.fluent 4. Fresh, 5. Straight, Miserable, 7. Smooth, 8. Wealthy, 9. Foolish, 10. Deep