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  • 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. 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. • 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. • Adjectives can be located by asking the questions: What kind? Which one? How many? How much?
  • 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. The end 

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