Adjectives are the words which add some information to a noun or pronoun.
Adjectives are the words which modify a noun or pronoun.
Normally, adjectives answer how much, how many, what kind and which.
In the above mentioned five examples, (clever, little, lazy, some, no) are adjectives as they are modifying the upcoming words. In the first example, word clever is modifying the noun (girl). In the second sentence, word little is adding some information in the noun (work). In the third sentence, word (lazy) is adding something to the noun (boy). In the fourth sentence, word (some) is modifying the noun (rice). In the fifth sentence, word (no) is adding to the noun (sense).
KINDS OF ADJECTIVES
Adjectives are divided into their different types on the basis of their use. These different types of adjective are named according to their use in sentences. We going to discuss some prominent kinds of adjective in this article:
These adjectives express the quality or kind of a person or thing.
These adjectives show how much of a thing is meant.
These adjectives show how many persons or things are meant.
Adjectives of number may further be divided into two types.
Definite numeral adjectives and indefinite numeral adjective.
These numeral adjectives denote an exact number.
One, two, three, four, etc. These are known as Cardinals.
First, second, third, last, etc. These are known as Ordinals.
These numeral adjectives do not denote an exact number.
Many, all, no, some, any, few etc.
These adjectives point out which person or thing is meant.
This and that are used with singular nouns whereas these and those are used with plural nouns.
These adjectives refer to each one of a number of persons or things.
Which, whose and what are called interrogative adjectives when they are used with nouns to ask questions.
Sometimes, word what is used as an exclamatory adjective.
The above mentioned types of adjectives are the important types of adjectives which are worth reading. Students should learn to distinguish among all these by reading deeply in order to become able to attempt all questions regarding adjectives in their papers.