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Adjective Rules for Error Spotting

Published on Saturday, February 10, 2018
Adjective Rules for Error Spotting
The word used to qualify noun / pronoun is called Adjective.
Example: Intelligent, Good, Blue, Red, Two etc.

Kinds of Adjective:

Proper Adjective:

This type of Adjective qualifies proper Noun.
Example: Indian, American, etc.
  • Virat kohli is an Indian player. 
  • Donald Trump is an American president. 

Quantitative Adjective: 

This type of Adjective qualifies quantity of material noun.
Example: A great deal of, enough, all, no, some, much etc.
  • He is kind enough. 
  • All the student are safe. 
  • There is much water in swimming pool. 
  • The baby has drunk much milk. 

Demonstrative Adjective:

It qualifies the degree of distance for Noun / Pronoun.
Example: This, That, These, Such, Any etc.
  • This pen is Blue. 
  • This bike is heavier than car. 
  • Those politicians are good. 

Descriptive Adjective:

This kind of Adjective explains the size, characteristic, colour, type of Noun / Pronoun.
Example: Tall, Large, Tiny, Rectangular, Square, Blue, Black, Ugly, Heavy, Dry etc.
  • I am a tall boy. 
  • He is heavy wrestler. 
  • My playground is triangular. 

Distributive Adjective:

It qualifies one object or person between two or more than two person.
Example: Each, Every, either, neither etc.
  • Neither pen writes well. 
  • Every child goes school. 
  • Either of the Laptop works. 

Possessive Adjective:

This kind of Adjective qualifies the possession or relation of noun / pronoun.
Example: Your, My, Our, His, Her etc.
  • My jacket is red but yours is blue. 
  • That is your car. 
  • This is my college. 

Emphasizing Adjective:

This kind of Adjective is used to make special pressure on noun / Pronoun.
Example: Own, Very, Such, Same, Very etc.
  • I saw her at the Railway station with my own eyes. 
  • This is my own pen. 
  • This is the very thief who has stolen my smart phone. 
(very means same to that person who is already known)

Interrogative Adjective:

This kind of adjective is used to make sense of question.
Example: What, How, Where, When etc.
  • Whose bike is this? 
  • Which book is the best? 
  • What type of laptop do you want to buy? 

Numerical adjective:

It qualifies the number of countable noun.
Example:  All, Some, No, Many, A good many, A number of etc.
  • There are many books in the library. 
  • A cow has four legs. 
  • All the students are present in the class. 

Note: Enough, All, No, A lot of, Some etc are quantitative and numerical adjective
both, but their uses are different. (Will be discussed in rules of adjective topic)

Kinds of Numerical Adjective:

Definite numerical adjective:

Cardinal: One, Two, Three etc.
Ordinal: First, Second, Third etc.
Multiplicative: Single, Double, Triple etc.

Indefinite Numerical Adjective: 

Much, many, some, enough, a lot of, several etc.

Exclamatory Adjective:

This kind of adjective is used to express emotion of heart.
Example:  What! , How! etc.
  • What a beautiful day! 
  • What nonsense this is ! 
  • What a kind of man he is! 
  • What a nice story is! etc. 

Relative Adjective:

This kind of adjective is used to make sense of relation for Noun or Pronoun.
Example: Who, Which, That etc. 
  • This is the laptop that is used for best gaming experience. 
  • This the singer who sings spiritual songs. 

Present / Past participle Adjective:

This kind of Adjective is used where past or present Participle is needed.
Example:  Burning train, flying kite, Singing baby, Tiring journey, Moving car etc.
  • I like a flying kite. 
  • Old woman slipped down from the moving train. 
  • I am fond of a tiring journey. 

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