Adjective – Definition

An Adjective is a part of speech. It is a describing word. It modifies noun as well as pronoun. We use adjective to make our sentence more specific. A word used to specify noun or pronoun is an Adjective.

Examples of Adjective

  • White tiger
  • Clever student
  • Grey hound
  • Friendly cat
  • Thousand papers

Keep in mind-

  • Adjectives are not placed after the noun.
  • We place an adjective before the noun.
  • We can also place an adjective at the end of sentence when it describes the subject of a sentence.
  • Adjectives don’t have masculine, feminine or neuter gender.
  • Adjectives don’t have singular or plural form.

We can add adjectives to nouns to tell about which one?, how many?, what kind? or whose?

We shall take some examples.

Which one?

We use adjectives to specify particular things.

Here are some examples. Adjectives are in bold letters.

  • I have purchased those
  • Thisshirt has become dirty.
  • Thatbouquet was very beautiful.
  • She liked thoseornaments very much.
  • I like this

How many?

We use adjectives to show the number of nouns. Here are some examples. Have a look-

  • She collected many
  • I bought fiveskirts from market.
  • It’s tenminutes to twelve.
  • Somestudents were playing in the ground.
  • I spent fewdollars for flowers.

What kind?

We use adjectives to explain specific type of noun. Have a look-

  • The blackdog was barking.
  • hugeelephant is standing at the corner. **to check at
  • She selected a greendress for her.
  • I watched the movie on large
  • Hang bluepainting on the wall.


We use adjectives to specify person, thing or place.

  • I am always cautious about my
  • The boy sitting in the chair is his
  • He cleaned itswound with great affection.
  • These are sam’scolour box.
  • Those were my

Kinds of Adjectives

According to the use of adjectives in the sentences, those are differentiated into following types.

  • Exclamatory adjectives – show strong feeling.
  • Interrogative adjectives – we use these to ask questions.
  • Adjectives of number- give information about numbers.
  • Emphasizing adjectives – lay stress on the proceeding noun
  • Adjectives of quality- explain the quality of a thing or person
  • Demonstrative adjectives – tell about the particular person or thing
  • Adjectives of quality- explain the quality of a thing or person
  • Articles – There are three articles in English language and all are adjectives.

Three articles are- a, an and the.

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