ENGLISH LANGUAGE    PROFICIENCY 1Parts Of Speech : ADJECTIVES                    Prepared by:            Md Khairul Zaman ...
DEFINATION• A word that used to add  something to the meaning of  noun. (Sood,2009)• A word that describe the  qualities o...
• Describe Nouns* Animals : I saw the fierce dogs in the  street.* People : Ali is taller than Abu* Places : I put my book...
• Adjectives can be located by  asking the questions:            What kind?            Which one?            How many?    ...
Uses• Used in CONNECTION with a noun or  pronoun to GIVE INFORMATION  about the person, things or group  referred to.• Exa...
Types of adjectives1. Describing adjectives / adjectives of   quality are the most common. used to describe or tell us ab...
3. Possesive adjectives Used to show possession. Examples: This is our house              It is his bicycle The possess...
4. Number adjectives Indicate number or quantity Show how many persons or things are meant Examples: Six apples        ...
6. Interrogative adjectives   7. Distributive adjectives Used with NOUNS to           Refer to each number    ask questi...
Comparison of adjectives• Used when there are more than one  noun being discussed.• There are three degrees of comparison:...
2. COMPARATIVE: used to compare two similar nouns (people or things) Usually add -er to the adjective, but for longer wo...
The order of adjectives in a series          1.   Determiners          2.   Observation          3.   Size and shape      ...
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  1. 1. ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY 1Parts Of Speech : ADJECTIVES Prepared by: Md Khairul Zaman bin Md Yusof Muhammad Hussaini bin Hussin Wan Syafawati binti Rosdy Nafiisah binti Noh ( PISMP 1.05 / JAN 2012 ) Lecturer’s name : Madam Miziana @ Suhana bt Saboo
  2. 2. DEFINATION• A word that used to add something to the meaning of noun. (Sood,2009)• A word that describe the qualities of a noun or pronoun. (Swan,2008)
  3. 3. • Describe Nouns* Animals : I saw the fierce dogs in the street.* People : Ali is taller than Abu* Places : I put my books into the empty box• Things : My sister buy a new Swan colour- pencil Source: http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/adjectives.htm
  4. 4. • Adjectives can be located by asking the questions: What kind? Which one? How many? How much?
  5. 5. Uses• Used in CONNECTION with a noun or pronoun to GIVE INFORMATION about the person, things or group referred to.• Example : NOUNS We found hardly any good places ADJECTIVES
  6. 6. Types of adjectives1. Describing adjectives / adjectives of quality are the most common. used to describe or tell us about the quality of a noun or pronoun. Examples: soft kind powerful poor2. Demonstrative adjectives / determiners Used to point out which noun is being spoken of. Examples: That boy is Samuel Those men are working These men are resting
  7. 7. 3. Possesive adjectives Used to show possession. Examples: This is our house It is his bicycle The possessive adjectives are as follows: Singular Plural First person MY OUR Second person YOUR YOUR Third person HIS, HER, ITS THEIR
  8. 8. 4. Number adjectives Indicate number or quantity Show how many persons or things are meant Examples: Six apples The second girl All men are mortal5. Indefinite adjectives / adjectives of quantity Also used to refer to number, BUT they do not tell us the exact number. Examples:i. There are many oranges in the basketii. There are some flowers in the vaseiii. A few people were left at the station
  9. 9. 6. Interrogative adjectives 7. Distributive adjectives Used with NOUNS to  Refer to each number ask questions  Examples: Examples: i. Each member wasi. What topic is being given an award discussed ? ii. Every student mustii. Which hobby do you obey the rules have ? iii. Either dictionary williii. Whose pen is this ? do iv. Neither blame is true.
  10. 10. Comparison of adjectives• Used when there are more than one noun being discussed.• There are three degrees of comparison:1. POSITIVE: used to describe a single noun Example: An intelligent girl A good book
  11. 11. 2. COMPARATIVE: used to compare two similar nouns (people or things) Usually add -er to the adjective, but for longer words we sometimes put more in front of the adjective. Examples: A more intelligent girl A better book3. SUPERLATIVE: used to compare more than two similar nouns It is formed by adding -est to the adjective or putting most in front of the adjectives. Examples: The most intelligent girl The best book
  12. 12. The order of adjectives in a series 1. Determiners 2. Observation 3. Size and shape 4. Age 5. Colour 6. Origin 7. Material 8. Qualifier
  13. 13. The end 
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