The 8 types of adjectives, with Easy Examples

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Definition of the Adjective:
There are many types of adjectives. An adjective is a word that tells us more about the noun or pronoun. An Adjective describes the noun or pronoun. An Adjective describes the quality, quantity, size, shape, and contents of a noun or pronoun. we are going to describe adjectives types with examples

Example:
Honest, beautiful, cute, brave, huge, small.

Example:
Honest, beautiful, cute, brave, huge, small.

Example sentences of the adjectives:

  • She is cute.
  • Ali is an honest
  • The Baby is so cute.
  • I have ten candies in my bag.
  • The Lion is a dangerous

In the above sentences, all the underlines words show the quality ability and the number of nouns or pronouns so these are all adjectives.

Adjectives that start with A to Z

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Types of adjectives: 

There are many types of adjectives.

Descriptive adjective:

A descriptive adjective is a type of adjective that describes the noun pronoun. It describes the quality of a noun or pronoun. This type of adjective is also called the Qualitative adjective.

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Adjective types

Example:

  • Ali has a fast car.
  • He is hungry.
  • She is beautiful.

In the above sentences, the word fast, hungry, and beautiful describes the quality of a noun or a pronoun so these words are adjectives.

Quantitative adjective:

A Quantitative adjective is the type of adjective that describes the quantity of a noun or pronoun.

Example:

  • I have three books in my bag.
  • Ali has four pens.

In the above sentences, the words three and four show the quantity.

Proper adjective:

A proper adjective is the type of adjective that relates to the proper noun. When a proper noun describes a noun or a pronoun then the adjective called a proper adjective.

Example:

  • Japanese cars are very fast.
  • Chinese are hard workers.

In these sentences Japanese and Chinese are proper adjectives.

Demonstrative adjective:

A demonstrative adjective is a type of adjective that refers directly to something to someone. A Demonstrative adjective does not precede a noun its works alone. But demonstrative noun always comes before the word it modifies.

Example:
This building is so beautiful.
This bag is mine.
In the above sentences, the word this is a demonstrative adjective.

Possessive adjective:

A possessive adjective is a type of adjective that shows possession. It indicates the ownership of something to someone.
Example:
Her kitten is very cute.
Her articles are very informative.

In the above sentences, the word her shows possession so this is a possessive adjective.

Interrogative adjective:

An interrogative adjective is a type of adjective that deals with questioning. Asking questions in a sentence and the adjective deals with it is called an interrogative adjective.
Example:
Whose bag is this?
Which number do you use?

Indefinite adjective:

An indefinite adjective is a type of adjective that unspecifically describes or modifies the noun. It provides indefinite information about nouns.
Example:
I gave some paper to her.
Each student will have their own books.

In the above sentences, the words some and each are indefinite adjectives.

Compound adjective:

The compound adjective is a type of adjective. In this type compound nouns or combined words describe other nouns. Is called a compound adjective.
Example:
I saw a six-foot-long snake.
I have a broken-down table.

Articles:

We can consider the articles as an adjective. Because articles also modify the noun. “A” and “An” use for unspecific noun and “The” use for a specific noun.
Example:
The cat is black.
He eats a banana daily.

Degrees of the adjective:

There are three main degrees of the adjective. And these degrees are only for descriptive adjectives.

  1. Positive degree.
  2. Comparative degree.
  3. Superlative degree.

Positive degree:

The Positive degree is a simple adjective. It simply modifies the noun or a pronoun.
Example:
She is very rich.
Ali is a brave boy.

Comparative degree:

A comparative degree of adjective shows the greater or lesser degree.

Example:
He is better than me.
Ali is more handsome than Saad.

Superlative degree:

A superlative degree shows the greatest or least degree.

 Example:
He is the best English teacher in our college.
Ali is the richest person in town. Read more