FunctionTo modify a noun and pronoun.NounHe loves abeautifulgirlJenny is areally oldfriendPronounShe isbeautifulJenny ismodest
AdjectivekindsProperDescriptiveQuantitativeNumeralDemonstrativeDistributiveAn IndonesianpilgrimA new bookHe had littlemoneyDefinite numerals :Cardinal, Ordinal,Multiplicatives.Indefinite numerals :All, some, enough, No,many, several, sundry.Definite :this, the, that, such.Indefinite:A, an, any, some.Each, every, either,neither.
Attributive and predicativeadjectives When an adjective comes before noun, it is attributive: When an adjective is separated from the noun and comesafter the verb, it is predicative:The usageShe’s an intelligent youngwoman.The exam was reallydifficult.
Order of adjectivesWhat isit likeHow big How old Whatshape?Whatcolor?Wherewas itmade?What ismadefrom?NounRed Chinese Silk shirtBeautiful Old houseSmall Square Brown EnvelopeOpinion Size Age Shape Color Origin Material Purpose NounO SI A S C O M P NBeautiful Old houseUnique Small New Square Brown American Leather Shopping Bag
Construction of adjectives• An exciting trip• A completed manuscriptParticiples as adjectives• A well-built house• Handmade toolsCompound adjectives are formedwith participles• Careless, Attractive• Dishonest, unnecessarySuffixes and prefixes