30 Nov 2021 Admin User 0 Spoken English


Here's a little aid if you're trying to figure out what an adjective is. In a phrase, an adjective describes or modifies nouns and pronouns. It usually denotes a word or pronoun's character, size, form, length, sentiments, contents, and more.

Adjectives frequently answer the queries, "What kind?" and "What type?" concerning the nouns/pronouns they modify/describe. How many are there? Which one is it? How much is it? Adjectives improve the accuracy and creativity of your writing.

Definition of adjective' in simple terms:

Simply explained, an adjective is a term that is used to describe someone, somewhere, or anything. We can't explain a scenario without adjectives.

What is an adjective example’?

Some 'adjective sentences’ are provided below to help you understand how adjectives function with the concepts of what sort, how many, how much, and which one.

A strong player is on the squad. (Which one?)

In my pouch, I have 10 chocolates. (How many are there?)

That red automobile was my favorite. (Can you tell me which one?)

I have a higher income than he does. (How much is it?)

Examples of ‘adjective sentences’

What do you mean by "adjectives words"? Adjectives are information givers. They specifically give additional details on the size, shape, age, color, provenance, and substance of an item. The following are some examples of adjectives in use:

It's a substantial table. (size)

It's a spherical table. (shape)

It's an antique table. (age)

It's a brown table, by the way. (color)

It's a traditional English table. (origin)

The table is made of wood. (material)

It's a beautiful table. (opinion)

It's a shattered table. (observation)

It's a dining table, after all. (purpose)

Understanding ‘types of adjective’

Adjectives come in a variety of forms. The following are the details:

  1. Descriptive Adjectives are adjectives that describe something.

  2. Adjectives with a Quantitative Value

  3. Proper Adjectives 

  4. Adjectives with a Demonstrative Function/demonstrative adjective. 

  5. Possessive Adjectives are adjectives that describe something that belongs to someone.

  6. Interrogative Adjectives.

  7. Indefinite Adjectives

  • Adjectives with a Descriptive Function/Descriptive Adjectives:

An adjective that characterizes nouns and pronouns is called a descriptive adjective. This is where the majority of the adjectives fall. These adjectives provide meaning to the nouns/pronouns they alter or describe by providing information and attributes. Qualitative adjectives are also known as descriptive adjectives.

When they modify a noun, participles are also included in this sort of adjective.


I own a fast car. (The term fast describes a feature of the car.)

I'm starving. (The term 'hungry' informs the reader about the matter.)

  • Quantitative Adjectives/Adjectives with a numerical value:

The quantity/magnitude/amount of the nouns/pronouns is indicated by a quantitative adjective. This sort of question falls into the 'how much' and 'how many' question categories.


I have twenty dollars in my wallet. (How much is it?)

They are the parents of three children. (How many are there?)

You should have finished the whole work by now. (How much was it?)

  • Proper Adjectives:

The specific form of adjectives is proper adjectives. Proper adjectives are formed when proper nouns modify or characterize other nouns/pronouns. Instead of 'formal' or 'nice,' 'proper' means specific.'

With an appropriate adjective, we can sum up a notion in just one phrase. You may write/say 'Thai food' instead of a dish made according to a foreign recipe.' Proper adjectives are capitalized in the same way as proper nouns are.


American automobiles are quite powerful.

Chinese people are known for their diligence.

  • Demonstrative Adjectives/ Adjectives with a Demonstrative Function:

A demonstrative adjective relates to someone or something specific. The demonstrative adjectives terms include this, these, those, and that.

A demonstrative pronoun doesn't quite come before a noun; nonetheless, a demonstrative adjective appears always before the word it changes.


That structure is extremely beautifully ornamented. ('That' is a single noun that is far away from the speaker.)

This is my vehicle. (A single noun near to the speaker is referred to as 'this.')

  • Adjectives of Possession:

Possessive adjectives denote ownership or possession. It implies that something belongs to someone or something.

My, his, her, our, their, and yours are some of the most often used possessive adjectives.

All adjectives appear in front/before a noun. These words, with exception of possessive pronouns, need a noun following them.


My vehicle is parked on the street.

His kitty is adorable.

  • Interrogative Adjectives:

An interrogative adjective is one that poses a question. A noun or a pronoun usually appears after an interrogative adjective. Which, what, and whose belongs to interrogative adjectives. If a noun comes following these terms, they fail to qualify as an adjective. The possessive adjective 'whose' is likewise a possessive adjective.


What kind of phone do you have?

Which game would you want to play?

  •  Indefinite Adjectives:

An indeterminate adjective is a word that describes or modifies a noun without being specified. They provide general details about the noun. Examples include few, many, any, all, each, every, most, either, nobody, several, some, and so.


I handed her some chocolates.

I'd like to spend some time alone.

What is an adjective clause?

Adjective Clauses An adjective clause is a sort of phrase that shares insights about the noun or pronouns that it alters, such as its gender or number. Typically, an adjective phrase will begin with terms like who, whom, where, which, whose, when, that, and why before moving on to other words. If you have an adjective clause, you should know that it is always a dependent clause, which indicates that it cannot stand alone and make a full sentence.

Adjective phrase

A noun or pronoun in a sentence is described by an adjective phrase, which is a combination of words that describes the noun or pronoun. The adjective that appears at the beginning, end, or center of an adjective phrase is called the adverbial phrase. The adjective phrase may be used before or after the noun or pronoun in a sentence depending on its function.

Comparing and contrasting Adjective Phrases and Clauses

You could still be a bit puzzled about the distinctions between an adjective phrase and an adjective clause at this point. After all, an adjective phrase and an adjective clause may change a noun, but none of them is a full sentence. So, what's the difference between them?

Let us look at the distinction between a phrase and a clause to get the solution. Anything must have a subject and a predicate to be considered a clause. On the contrary, a phrase lacks both a subject and a predicate. It may contain a noun or a verb, but it Never has a subject or a predicate.

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Learning 'what is adjective' is not difficult. An adjective describes or modifies nouns and pronouns. There are various types of adjectives. Each type of adjective describes the use of adjectives in a different context. To learn more about adjectives, join an online English learning course and improve your English skills.




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