ADJECTIVES

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ADJECTIVES

  1. 1. What is an Adjective? Give an example. • An adjective is a word used to add something to a noun. • Eg: That rose looks beautiful. The people were so noisy at the concert.
  2. 2. Adjectives of Quantity • What does adjective of quantity mean? A- It tells us ‘how much’ of a thing is needed. Eg: She has sufficient money to buy a book. I didn’t get any cake.
  3. 3. Adjectives of Quality • What does adjective of quality mean? A- It tells what kind of person, place or thing. Eg: The Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world. She wore a red coat.
  4. 4. Adjectives of Number • What do you understand by adjective of number? A- It tells us ‘how many’. Eg: In the earthquake several people ran out of the building. I came first in the race.
  5. 5. Demonstrative Adjectives • What is the knowledge about demonstrative adjectives? A- It tells us ‘which persons or things are meant’. Eg: My friend lives in yonder house. Those pens don’t work.
  6. 6. Distributive Adjectives • What do you get when you hear distributive adjectives? A- They show that persons or things are taken one at a time. Eg: Each and every student got a cupcake. Neither of the two are good.
  7. 7. Interrogative Adjectives • What is the story behind interrogative adjectives? A- They are usually used in asking questions, with nouns. Eg: Whose shoe is this? Who is your favourite singer?
  8. 8. Possessive Adjectives • What is the history of possessive adjectives? A- They tell us ‘whose’ is the thing. Eg: Are these your toys? There is nothing fun to do in my house.
  9. 9. Time to put your knowledge to the test. Pick out the adjective and what kind it is. • Our team won the match. • Where do you live? • She is an old woman. • That house is big. • Every student has a talent. • Several people were killed in the attack. • Who likes to eat whole bread?
  10. 10. Answers • Our- Possessive • Where- Interrogative, you- possessive • Old- Quality • That- Demonstrative, big- quality • Every- Distributive • Several- Number • Who- Interrogative, whole- quantity

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