Adjective | Defination and types of Adjective

different kinds of adjective
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Adjective has a vital role in English grammar, because an adjective describes the characteristics of a noun or noun phrase or pronoun. Its major role is to change or modify the information given by the noun. They are usually placed before the nouns they modify. In a simple way, Adjectives are the words that shows the qualities or states of being of nouns. So we can say, an adjective is a word used with a noun to add something to its meaning. In English grammar, adjectives

have been considered as a part of speech in various types and to learn each type of adjective in detail you must read the article further.


Adjectives are used to describe and explain a noun, pronoun and a group of nouns. They are often placed before a noun they are qualifying. Look the examples of adjectives given below.

  • Fiza is a clever
  • Anthony is naughty boy in the class.
  • The color of my house is
  • Alina is wearing nice


  1. Descriptive Adjective:

Descriptive Adjectives are used to explain or describe the qualities of a noun or pronoun of a sentence.


  1. Honda CD is an economical 
  2. The Alam Chana was a tall man in the world.
  3. Bahrain University has an attractive infrastructure
  4. gorgeous lady is standing in front of Mirror.
  5. Siam came into the party with an ugly hair style.
  1. Demonstrative Adjective:

Demonstrative adjectives point out people, things, or animals.

It is use to explain the position of the noun. In phrases or sentences, it comes before other adjectives.

  • Those, this, these, that, are demonstrative adjectives.


  1. This movie is so boring.
  2. Those are Harry’s bikes and car collections.
  3. These are my school friends.
  4. Collect all the apples and put on that 
  5. These patties are very delicious.


  1. Distributive Adjective:

These are generally used to describe a particular group or individual and they are always used with singular nouns. It is used to characterize nouns.

“Each, either, neither and every,” are four distributive Adjectives.


  1. Each student has to take part in sports gala.
  2. There were two sewing machines, but neither worked properly.
  3. Alina will be happy with either 
  4. Every bogie of a train is filled with silver.
  5. The monkey divided the piece of and gave them to each 
  1. Interrogative Adjective:

Interrogative adjectives are used to ask questions related to nouns and modify them.

Here are three interrogative adjectives in grammar, “what, whose and which,” respectively.


  1. What is the exact location of your residence in France?
  2. Which of these sunglasses do you want to purchase?
  3. Whose goals are completed, mine or yours?
  4. Whose bike keys have forgotten outside?


  1. Numeral Adjective:

It tells us about the number of the nouns present in any sentence.

There are three types of numeral Adjectives:

  1. Indefinite Numeral Adjectives.
  2. Distributive Numeral Adjectives.
  3. Definite Numeral Adjectives.(cardinal and ordinal)


  1. Siam purchased five Honda cars from the showroom. (Cardinal)
  2. The second part of this movie is boring. (Ordinal)
  3. Some people can never understand Spanish. (Quantitative)
  4. All the money you have can never buy joy. (Indefinite)
  5. Every living thing needs clean atmosphere.
  1. Quantitative Adjective:

Thia type is used to describe the noun (person or thing) and its quantity in the sentence. Sometimes we take a numeral adjective as a quantitative adjective though it specifies the numbers.

  • Little, tall, much, more, few, large, all, small, thirty, fifty, etc.


  1. Andrew played the guitar for the very first 
  2. Ahmad scored 98marks in a recent test.
  3. Clark’s office cabin is shifted to the third 
  4. Among allsome ofthem are French, a few are Italian, and the rest are Asians.
  5. Two boys are badly injured in a road accident.


  1. Proper Adjective:

This type describe an appropriate person, object, animal or thing.

It shows a particular person of existence and hence needs to be capitalized.


  1. Asian countries organized a Hockey world cup.
  2. The Indian Oceanis one of the largest ocean on Earth.
  3. I tasted a variety of food, but Lahorifood has the best taste.
  4. Pyramids of Egypt are built by the Egyptians.
  5. The most dominant currency in the world is the dollar.


  1. Possessive Adjective:

This type describes the possession nature of the noun to a thing, place, person or people in a sentence. It also acts as a possessive pronoun.

  • First-person: our, my.
  • Second-person: yours.
  • Third-person: her, his, their, whose, its.


  1. My mobile is working better now as it has worked in the beginning.
  2. His vehicle is costlier than my 
  3. I saw your father near the grocery market.
  4. Their band is popular in the city area.
  5. Both twin sisters have their cupboard for clothes.
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