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Adjectives and Adverbs

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What is an Adjectives?

Adjectives are classified as parts of speech in English grammar and there are several sorts of adjectives. Adjective words are frequently used before the nouns they describe and that is why it is addressed as a noun-adjective as well. A noun, which includes all the things, places, people and animals with the help of an adjective gives more information and adds to the understanding of the reader. The reader better understands the information because the adjective makes the noun more specific. As a result, we can describe an adjective as a term that is used with a noun to give meaning to it. Let us learn more about it.

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Adjective Words and Examples

Adjective words are those that are descriptive of the quality of the noun word. Let us take a look at some adjective examples. Pillow can be described as soft, rough, big, small, expensive, cheap etc. The table below shows the noun and their adjectives to further describe them.



A boy

is short-tall, kind, and compassionate.

A dog

furry, naughty, big, small.

A book


Type of Adjectives

Adjectives can be divided into two categories, the number and quality. The adjective is often confused with another type of adverb. An adverb describes an action which is a verb and not a noun like an adjective.




Qualitative Adjective

It defines the characteristics of a person or item, such as how big or little they are, how joyful or sad they are, and so on. 

This kind of adjective can be graded. Consider the case of a tall man. This is a really dull flick.

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Quantitative Adjective

It is used to express the quantity, events, and so on. It can be used to describe anything numerically like 10 pencils, 21 days etc. It includes words like either, enough, neither, some, few, whole, many, more, and so on.

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Demonstrative Adjective

A demonstrative adjective is an adjective that is used to express something or someone's position in space or time. Those, these, that and this are the most regularly used demonstrative adjectives.

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Interrogative Adjective 

Asking a question is a simple kind of interrogative. Here which, what, whom, did, how and whose interrogative adjectives are used to modify nouns and are employed in interrogative sentences.

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Possessive Adjective

This kind describes possession of the noun.

Example: My, Your, Are, Our, His, Its, Her etc.

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Practice Sheet

Underline the adjective in the following sentences

1. Some days are harder than others.


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Ans: Some days are harder than others.

2. Whose red bag is this?

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Ans: Whose red bag is this?

3. Mom gave me a bar of sweet chocolate.

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Ans: Mom gave me a bar of sweet chocolate.

Do it Yourself Worksheet

A. Identify the adjectives in these sentences

1. I am eating a delicious cake.

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A. eating

B. delicious

C. cake

D. None of the above

2. Elena is wearing a beautiful frock.

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A. Elena

B. wearing

C. beautiful

D.  frock

3. Rehan is travelling in a black car.

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A. travelling

B. Rehan

C. car

D. black

B. Fill in the Blank with the Correct Adjective

1. That is a very _______ building.

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A. tall

B. noisy

C. old

D. All of the above

2. She eats _____ apple daily.

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A. some

B. many

C. whole

D. one

3. I am _______. I want _____ food.

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A. sick, whole

B. hungry, more

C. full, more

D. None of the above

FAQs on Adjectives and Adverbs

1. What are some instances of quantitative adjectives?

Quantitative Adjectives are also employed to convey numerous sorts of facts and information about the noun in the sentence. Much, first, more, one, little, few, some, any, whole, little, all, several, two, ten, and decade, are examples of Quantitative Adjectives. These kinds of adjectives help in stating the actual information and really enhance the sentence.

2. What are the benefits of pupils learning adjectives?

Adjectives are important parts of sentences in every language. Using adjectives allows us to describe the characteristics of any person or thing. We wouldn't be able to describe any article without using descriptive words. To communicate effectively, children must have a strong grasp of adjectives and other forms of descriptive languages, such as adverbs. Adjectives are deliberately taught in school as a tool for students to improve their storytelling skills and language complexity. Adjectives are necessary for describing and distinguishing things.

3. What criteria do you use to determine if a word is a noun or an adjective?

If you're unsure, take a word in a sentence and see how it's used. Example: Priya was annoyed seeing Ritu talk carelessly.

A thing, name, place or an animal - will be a noun, here it's Priya and Ritu. It will be the item that is acting or is being acted upon. The action that the noun is experiencing will be described by a verb, in the sentence above its talking and seeing. An adjective provides additional information about the noun, here it is annoyed. An adverb provides additional information about the verb since the verb is talking the adverb will be carelessly.