Thursday, 28 July 2022

FEW POINTS ON DIFFERENT KINDS AND FORMS OF ADJECTIVES




 Adjectives are descriptive words featuring mostly before a noun in a sentence. They are formed from nouns and other words by adding the suffixes, -al (political), -ful (cheerful), -ic (atomic), -ish (childish), -ous (dangerous) or prefixes to other adjectives - dis (dishonest), -ir (irredeemable), -un (unfortunate), -over (overtired).

They have three forms:

Positive        - big

comparative - bigger

superlative  - biggest

Some have irregular forms such as bad, worse and worst or intelligent, more intelligent and most intelligent.

Some adjectives may be used as adverbs such as straight, fast, hard.

The main kind of adjectives are :

Demonstrative - this, that these, those

Distributive  -  each, every, either, neither

Of quality -  heavy, nice, clever

Of quantity - some, any, few, many

Interrogative - which, what, where

Possessive - my, your, his, her, its, our, your, their

EXAMPLES:

1. The house looked large and inconvenient

2.  The weather was cold, wet and windy

3. This  is an interesting book

4. Ram is the cleverest boy in the class

5. He makes fewer mistakes than you.

 

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