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Adjectives: Types and Their Usage

Class 4
Jun 9, 2023

Adjectives are words/words that are used to describe nouns or pronouns.

The adjective also asks the following questions:

  • What kind?
  • Which one?
  • How many?
  • How much?

Types Of Adjectives

  • Descriptive adjectives
  • Quantitative adjectives
  • Proper adjectives
  • Demonstrative adjectives
  • Possessive adjectives
  • Interrogative adjectives
  • Indefinite adjectives

Descriptive Adjectives

A word that defines a noun/pronoun is called a descriptive adjective.

It bestows a quality/feature on the noun.


  • Viv Richard is a great cricketer.
  • Robin is a hard-working person.
  • We ate some delicious food.

Quantitative Adjectives

A word that changes a noun by indicating a number/quantity is called a Quantitative adjective.

It can be either cardinal or ordinal numbers.


  • We got a little money after winning the tournament.
  • Not all deserve a second chance.
  • You need to read several books for preparation.

Proper Adjectives

Adjectives that originate from proper nouns are called appropriate adjectives.

Proper adjectives are the adjective form of proper nouns.



  • She knows a Swedish actor.
  • Robin is an Australian player.
  • He has always been a Marxist.

Demonstrative Adjectives

A word indicates a person/thing, a few people, and a few things directly.

The demonstrative words are that, those, this, and these.


  • Give me that blue water bottle.
  • Those people were mean to her.
  • This pen is smoother than that pen.

Possessive Adjectives

A word that shows the possession of the noun to a person few people.

The possessive adjectives are my, our, your, his, their, her, and its.


  • She likes your hat.
  • Their favorite teacher did not come yesterday.
  • Her thoughts are too complex.

Interrogative Adjectives

An interrogative adjective is a word that changes a noun by asking a question.


  • Whose book is that?
  • Which team scored higher in the last match?
  • What product did you order from there?

Indefinite Adjectives

An indefinite adjective is a kind of adjective that modifies nouns in a non-specific manner.

Indefinite adjectives function as adjectives.

That is, indefinite adjectives change nouns and pronouns


  • Some mice have chewed the cable.
  • There are several in the safe room.

Some of the most used adjectives.

Used Adjectives


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