Tutorial Topics
Pronoun Verb
Adjective - English Grammer
4113    Dibyendu Banerjee    08/01/2018


An adjective is one of the most important parts of a sentence. This part of speech is actually very common and is used automatically. It describes, identifies or qualifies a noun or a pronoun. In short, an adjective adds colour to modify a noun or pronoun to make it more specific and vivid. Since adjectives are used to identify, qualify or quantify individual people and unique things, they are usually positioned before the noun or pronoun that they modify. Some sentences contain multiple adjectives.

To exemplify an adjective, we take the opportunity to quote a special sentence that uses all the letters of the English language - “The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog.” In the sentence, the words ‘quick,’ ‘brown’ and ‘lazy’ are adjectives and they are modifying or describing the relative nouns fox and dog.

However, not all the adjectives are the same, and like other parts of speech, there are different types of adjectives.

Qualitative adjective or Descriptive adjectives - Descriptive adjectives are perhaps the most common ones. They simply say something about the quality or the kind of the noun or pronoun they’re referring to. Example – ‘Swati is a smart girl’.

Quantitative adjectives or Numeric adjective As the name suggests, this type of adjectives indicates the amount or estimated amount of the noun or pronoun in the sentence. In other words, an adjective which shows the quantity of nouns or pronouns is called as Adjective of Quantity However; they do not provide definite information about the exact numbers. It indicates ‘how much’ noun is there in the sentence. For example – Pradip has enough money in his account.. Among others, any, enough, small, little, substantial, some are examples of adjectives of quantity.

Possessive adjectives - Possessive adjectives are used to indicate possession. They also function as possessive pronouns. Few examples of possessive adjectives are – my, your, his, her, its.et al.

Demonstrative adjectives – The adjectives, that are used to indicate or demonstrate specific people, animals, or things, are called Demonstrative adjectives. These, those, this and that are demonstrative adjectives.

Interrogative adjectives - interrogative adjectives are used to form questions and are similar to interrogative pronouns. These adjectives are always followed by a noun or a pronoun,  Which, what, whose are interrogative adjectives.

Indefinite adjectives - An indefinite adjective is a type of adjective that is modifies nouns in a non-specific manner. They are termed as indefinite, as they modify nouns a non-specific or vague manner. Among others, some of the indefinite adjectives are – another, any, each, either, neither, other, many and much.

Pronoun Verb
Author Details
Dibyendu Banerjee
Ex student of Scottish Church College. Served a Nationalised Bank for nearly 35 years. Authored novels in Bengali. Translated into Bengali novels/short stories of Leo Tolstoy, Eric Maria Remarque, D.H.Lawrence, Harold Robbins, Guy de Maupassant, Somerset Maugham and others. Also compiled collections of short stories from Africa and Third World. Interested in literature, history, music, sports and international films.
Enter New Comment
Comment History
No Comment Found Yet.
Albert Einstein
Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.
Albert Einstein
Today So Far
Total View (Lakh)
26/05/2018     41001
01/01/2018     35638
28/06/2017     33618
25/06/2018     32592
02/08/2017     31869
06/07/2017     26486
01/08/2017     26404
15/05/2017     26074
14/07/2017     21385
21/04/2018     20395