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The Adjective What is an Adjective? An adjective is a word that is used to describe a noun.
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Types of Adjectives Adjectives of Quality : describe the nature of a noun. E.g. Honest, kind, beautiful Adjectives of Quantity : show the amount E.g. many, few, little Adjectives of Number: show the number of nouns and their place in an order. E.g. First, second, third, one, two,
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Types of Adjectives (contd.) Demonstrative Adjectives: They are used to point out or indicate a particular noun. E.g. this, that, these and those. Interrogative Adjectives: are used to ask questions about nouns. E.g. where, what, which, whose. Possessive Adjective: such as my, his, her, your, our, its
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Degrees of comparison There are three degrees of comparison Positive E.g.This fruit is as sweet as that one. Comparative E.g. This fruit is sweeter than that one. Superlative E.g. This fruit is the sweetest of them all.
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Comparison of adjectives We use comparative adjectives like than to compare two people or things.
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