Grammar basics: Adjectives, Types of Adjectives & Examples

A person is either good or bad and so are you. But what are the words used to describe these qualities? They are called ADJECTIVES.
In this article, we explore the different types of adjectives along with their examples.
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Adjectives are words that modify a noun or a pronoun by describing, identifying, or quantifying words.
Examples: The truck-shaped balloon floated over the treetops.
My husband knits intricately patterned mittens.
Types of Adjectives:

Comparative & Superlative Adjectives:
We use comparative adjectives when talking about or comparing two things (not three or more things).
For example: Jack is taller than Peter.
A superlative adjective expresses the extreme or highest degree of a quality. We use a superlative adjective to describe the extreme quality of one thing in a group of things (more than two). For example: Jack is the tallest of all the students.
Adjectives of Quality:
These adjectives are used to describe the nature of a noun.
Example: Sheila is a beautiful woman.
Adjectives of Quantity/ Number:
These adjectives help to show the amount or the approximate amount of the noun or pronoun.
Example: Many people came to visit the fair.
Demonstrative Adjectives:
These adjectives are used to point out or indicate a particular noun or pronoun using the adjectives - This, That, These and Those.
Example: I really like those shoes.
Interrogative Adjectives:
These adjectives are used to ask questions about nouns or in relation to nouns, they are - Where, What, Which and Whose.
Example: Whose pen is this?
Coordinate Adjectives:
These are the words which can be re-arranged in the series easily and are still grammatically sound.
Example: She was a kind, generous, loving human being.
Non-coordinate Adjectives:
These are those adjectives which cannot be rearranged in the series. These do not use commas to separate the adjectives.
Example: She has two energetic playful dogs.
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Adjectives: Key Learning:
  • The above article provides you with the detailed knowledge of Adjectives that helps you to make their correct usage in your daily life; in describing yourself or your friend or things.
  • Take tests, watch videos and using the basic rules of grammar, try to attempt the questions accurately.
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