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  • Syeda Tahamina Akhter;###;B.A (Hons) In English Literature ;###;M.A In English Literature ;###;e-mail: jacarandasyeda@gmail.com

Adjective:

An adjective is a part of speech (word) that modifies a noun or a pronoun by qualifying, specifying or describing it.

*Generally an adjective modifies a noun by answering one of these following questions:

Which? What kind? How many?

Example:

- Foxe is a cunning animal. (Answer the question “What kind of animal?”)

- Five or six gunmen attack the area. (Answer the question “How many gunmen?”)

- The one-eyed man tells him the story. (Answer the question “Which man?”)

**Adjective Classification:

Following are the different types of adjectives-

i.Qualitative Adjective or Descriptive Adjective or Adjective of quality

ii.Quantitative Adjective or Adjective of quantity

iii.Numeric Adjective or Adjective of Number

iv.Demonstrative Adjective

v.Distributive Adjective

vi.Possessive Adjective

vii.Interrogative Adjective

i. Qualitative Adjective or Adjective of quality:

Express the qualities of something or someone.

Such as great, good, bad, wise, poor, nice, happy, pretty, angry, blue etc.

Example:

- He gives me a great idea.

- Mr. Rahim is a good person.

- He is a bad guy.

**Adjective of quality answer the question: what kind?

ii. Quantitative Adjective or Adjective of quantity:

Express or indicate the quantity of a noun or pronoun.

Such as some, little, much, enough, whole, sufficient, all, none, more, half, no etc.

Example:

- I have enough money to but the car.

- The whole countrymen congratulate the president.

- She wants all the money.

**Adjective of quantity answer the question: How many or much?

iii. Numeric or Adjective of number:

Express the number or order of something or someone. Such as one, two, three, ………., first, second, third, ……………, single, double, triple, quadruple, twofold, threefold, fivefold, ………… etc

Example:

- He can eat ten eggs at a time.

- She is the first girl in the class.

- The house owner does not rent the room to the single person.

**Adjective of number is to types Definite and Indefinite.

Definite Numeric adjectives are of three kinds.

Such as

- Cardinal (one, two, ….),

- Ordinal (first, second, ……),

- Multiplicative (Single, double, …..)

iv. Demonstrative Adjective:

Specify the nouns or pronouns. Such as this, that, those, these etc.

Example:

- This boy is good.

- That is her room.

- These are the book to follow.

v. Distributive Adjective:

Express the distributive state of nouns. Such as every, each, neither, either, both etc.

Example:

- Every movie in the series is popular.

- Both the boys are appreciated by them.

- Each person will get the reward.

vi. Possessive Adjective:

Shows the possession or belongingness in the sentence. Such as his, her, him, my, our, your, their etc.

Example:

- This is her cell phone.

- I have seen their house.

- Our house is tow stored house.

vii. Interrogative Adjective:

Interrogative Adjective modifies nouns in an interrogative sentence. Such as which, what, whose etc.

Example:

- What kind of man he is?

- Whose phone is this?

- Which program are you listening?