An Adjective is a word that qualifies a Noun or Pronoun.
Kinds of Adjectives
There are eight kinds of Adjectives.
(1) Adjectives of Quality
These show the quality, condition or state of a person or a thing.
good,bad, wise, noble, rich, poor, great, hot, cold, warm etc.
- Faisalabad is a large city.
- Rizwan is a wise boy.
- My teacher is a noble person.
- Tayyab is a good student.
(2) Adjectives of Quantity
These show the quantity of a thing. Adjectives of Quantity tell how much of a thing is meant. o
much, huge, some, all, a little, any, half, full, whole, enough sufficient, etc.
- I took some milk.
- The whole sum was expended.
- A few boys are sitting in the room.
- I cannot give you any milk.
(3) Numeral Adjectives
These Adjectives tell how many persons or things are meant and in what order a person or thing stands.
Definite Numeral Adjectives: These show exact number or serial order of persons or things.
Cordinals: One, two, three, etc
Ordinals: First, Second, Third etc.
- I have two pens
- Sunday is the third day of the week.
- Zeeshan got second division in the examination.
Indefinite Numertnrectives: Those do not show an exact number.
For example: all, some, many, certain, several etc.
- There are several mistakes in your essay.
- All the boys attended the party.
- Here are some ripe mangoes.
(4) Demonstrative Adjectives
These are the Adjectives that show which or what thing or person is meant.
this, that, these, those, such, etc.
- This box is very heavy.
- These boys are very hard-working.
- That person is my uncle.
- Those leaders have always betrayed their nation.
- I dislike such an attitude.
(5) Distributive Adjectives
These are the Adjectives which denote a person or a thing separately.
Each, every, either, neither
- Each pen is of good quality.
- Every boy was given some sweets.
- Either Aslam or Akram will have to do it.
- Neither accusation is true.
(6) Interrogative Adjectives
These are the Adjectives that are used before a noun for asking a question.
What. Which, Whose
- What places will you visit in Lahore?
- Which course of action will he choose?
- Whose house is this?
(7) Possessive Adjectives
These are the Adjectives that show possession.
my, our, your, his, her, their, its.
- This is my car.
- It is your pen.
- These are our houses.
- This tree sheds its leaves in autumn.
(8) Proper Adjectives
These Adjectives are formed from Proper Nouns.
Pakistani, Asian, Chinese, French, Punjabi. Persian, English, etc.
- We deal in Persian rugs.
- He is an English man.
- He is a Pakistani player.
- I like Chinese dishes. Read more
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