|Sumit is an intelligent boy.||intelligent||Here, the specification of the noun“boy” is that he is intelligent. Hence,“intelligent” is an adjective.|
|I have an elder brother.||elder||“elder” reflects the age of noun“brother”. Hence,“elder” is an adjective.|
|Roses in my garden are red.||red||“red” reflects the color of the noun“roses”. Hence,“red“is an adjective.|
|Kusum wore a beautiful dress.||beautiful||Word“beautiful” describes about the noun“dress”. Hence,“beautiful” is an adjective.|
|Everyone should follow a healthy diet.||healthy||word“healthy” is a specification of the noun“diet”. Hence,“healthy” is an adjective.|
|Type of Adjective||Definition||Examples|
|Descriptive Adjectives||These are the most common adjectives which frame the basic definition of adjectives. Descriptive adjectives are the attributes or the qualities of a noun or a pronoun.||beautiful painting, pretty girl, silly question, bad performance, naughty kid|
|Demonstrative Adjectives||Demonstrative adjectives clearly indicate or point out specific noun or pronoun. It basically describes ‘which’ noun has been referred.
This: it is used to describe nearby singular nouns.
That: it is used to describe far off singular nouns.
These: it is used to describe nearby plural nouns.
Those: it is used to describe far off plural nouns.
|this boy, that chair, those kids, these toys|
|Possessive Adjectives||Possessive adjectives reflect ownership of the noun or the pronoun. These words describe a relationship of belonging i.e. to whom it refers to. Some other possessive adjectives are:- my, his, her , their, your, our, etc. Except “his”, none of these adjectives can be used after noun unless and until they are modified. For example, Her- hers, his-his, my–mine, your- yours, their- theirs, our-ours,etc.||This is my dog.
This dog is mine.
|Quantitative Adjectives||They are also known as number adjectives. Quantitative adjectives clearly denote the number of the nouns or pronouns.||ten books, two dresses, hundred runs|
|Indefinite Adjectives||These adjectives are used to describe nouns which are not specified. They don’t reflect the exact amount or quantity.||many schools, few people, any pen, some fruits|
|Interrogative Adjectives||These adjectives are basically used to ask questions. Mainly three types of interrogative adjectives are used for referring to nouns. They are “which”,“what” and“whose”.||which dress?, whose pen?, what time?|
|Articles||Though we study Articles as a separate part of speech, still they are considered adjectives as they are used to describe particularly which noun has been referred to. The three articles are:
A: It is used for singular as well as general things.
An: It is also used for singular and general things . But it is used before only those words that start with a vowel.
The: It is used for both singular as well as plural but specific things.
|a ball, a girl, an apple, an umbrella, the sun, the moon
I don’t understand the concept. Here, we are talking about a particular concept. Hence,“the” is used as an adjective.
|Distributive Adjectives||These adjectives are mainly used when we seclude one or more items from the whole group. When we talk about secluding items, it can be acceptance as well as non-acceptance.||each, either, none, any, neither
Neither of the two was selected.
Each girl sang National Anthem.