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Adjectives

Adjectives of Quality, Quantity and Number

Introduction to Adjectives

An adjective is a word that describes a noun or a pronoun.

For example:

The quick cat caught the mouse.

(The word ‘quick’ is an adjective. It is describing the noun ‘cat’. It is telling us of what kind the noun is.)

She is intelligent.

(The word ‘intelligent’ is an adjective. It is describing the pronoun ‘she’. It is telling us of what kind the pronoun is.)

Adjectives of Quality

These adjectives answer the question ‘of what kind?’

Geeta is a good girl.

(Ask the question ‘what kind of girl?’ and you get the answer ‘good’.)

Rishabh is hard working.

(Ask the question ‘Rishabh is of what kind?’ and you get the answer ‘hard working’.)

Indian tea is famous all over the world.

(Ask the question ‘what kind of tea?’ and you get the answer ‘Indian’.)

He is a gifted cricketer.

(Ask the question ‘what kind of cricketer?’ and you get the answer ‘gifted’.)

Adjectives of Quantity

These adjectives answer the question ‘how much?’

Our neighbour is asking for some sugar.

(Ask the question ‘how much sugar?’ and you get the answer ‘some’.)

I don’t have much time to answer that last question.

(Ask the question ‘how much time?’ and you get the answer ‘[not] much’.)

You have given a sufficient explanation.

(Ask the question ‘how much explanation?’ and you get the…

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