All things bright and beautiful
All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful,
The Lord God made them all.
Each little flower that opens,
Each little birds that sings,
He made their glowing colors,
He made their tiny wings.
The rich man in his castle,
The poor man at this gate,
God made them, high and low
and ordered their state.
The purple headed mountain,
The river running by,
The sunset, and the morning,
That brightens up the sky.
The cold wind in the winter,
The pleasant summer sun,
The ripe fruits in the garden,
He made them every one.
The tall trees in the greenwood,
The meadows where we play,
The rushes by the water,
We gather everyday.
He gave us eyes to see them,
And lips that he might tell,
How great is God Almighty,
Who has made all things well.
Adjectives are modifiers. They modify noun or
pronoun. This means they can change the image
of a noun or pronoun.
Picture a car in your mind.
Do you have an
image in your head?
Now make it red.
the red car
3 Types of Adjectives
2. Limiting and
1.) Descriptive adjectives
- name a quality or condition of the element modified.
- add some sensory image to your sentence which
allows the reader to see, smell, hear, touch, or taste
something in the sentence.
• a perfect marriage
• a red dress
• an honest person
• a running water
• a broken axle
2. ) Limiting adjectives
– identify or enumerate the element modified.
Limiting adjectives are classified according to
their functions as
a.) Demonstrative Adjectives
• Demonstrative adjectives point out a noun.
• They are the same words as the demonstrative
• There are four demonstratives:
b.) Indefinite Adjectives
- Indefinite adjectives point out nouns.
- They often tell “how many” or “how much” of
Examples Indefinite adjectives :
all, any, another, both, each, either, few, little,
many, more, most, much, neither, one, other,
c.) Interrogative Adjectives
Interrogative adjectives are used to ask
Three of them were also interrogative pronouns:
d.) Numerical adjectives
- specifies a number as it modifies a noun or
pronoun. Numerical adjectives may be cardinal
e.) Possessive Adjectives
- show ownership of a noun.
- These words are the same as the possessive
Examples of possessive adjectives:
my, mine our, ours
your, yours their, theirs
his, her, hers, its
• Many limiting adjectives have also been studied as pronouns.
How do you tell when they are pronouns and when they are
-If a word is a pronoun, it will be renaming a person,
place, or thing.
Ex. That is a pencil. (That is renaming the pencil;
therefore, it is a pronoun.)
-If a word is an adjective, it will be pointing out a noun.
Ex. That pencil is big. (That is pointing out a pencil, and
pencil is a noun; therefore, it is an adjective.)
3.) Proper adjectives
- are descriptive adjectives but they are derived from
- This means that they must always be capitalized.
- Proper adjectives sometimes are formed by adding a
suffix to the proper noun.
• Indian customs
• French perfume
• Austrian cuisine
• Chinese checkers
• African violets
Instruction: Identify the following adjective on the box below
whether if it is a descriptive, limiting or proper adjectives,
write you answer on the column.
Brazilian model pink curtain that pencil
second line shining star Chinese food
African poem fast bicycle his patience
Korean song black shoes French baker
four books that table poor man
3 Types of Adjectives
Descriptive Limiting Proper
In the following sentences, identify the italicized limiting
adjectives as Demonstrative, Indefinite, Interrogative,
Numerical, Possessive as shown in these examples:
Ex. Which side are you on? Interrogative
_______ 1. Eleven players are needed if we are to have a
_______ 2. Their turn is next in the examining room.
_______3. Many people died because of high fever.
_______ 4. What nonsense are you telling me?
_______5. Many of these injuries are unnecessary.
In the following sentences, Identify the adjectives as
descriptive, limiting, or improper as shown in these
Ex. Careful analysis uncovered several flaws in his
Answer: careful- descriptive, several-limiting, his-limiting,
1. Improper accounting almost ruined her catering
2. Beautiful volumes have appeared in that series.
3. Mexican food is not favored by his parents.
4. Poor Willy lost his Irish setter.
5. One dish does not a perfect meal make.