ADJECTIVES Kinds of Adjectives Types of Comparisons / Degrees
What is an adjective? A word that modifies a noun. There are SIX different kinds of adjectives There are THREE degrees of adjectives
Types of adjectives Description Limiting Pronominal Possessive Proper
Descriptive adjective Words that describe a noun or a pronoun Yellow flowers Spacious garden Cardboard box Heavy weights Small animal
LIMITING ADJECTIVE Also called ARTICLES A, AN, THE The book A book An orange Numerals are also limiting adjectives One book Third prize Seventh place
PRONOMINAL ADJECTIVE Pronouns that modify a noun Which, what, whatever, whatsoever, whichever, this This reason Which book Whatever reason What mistake
POSSESSIVE ADJECTIVE Pronouns used as adjectives to show ownership My, Your, His, Her, Its, Our, Their Her bracelet Their team His hat
PROPER ADJECTIVE Derived from Proper Nouns Japanese students American history Korean film French lessons Mexican food Ritz crackers
PREDICATE ADJECTIVE Not a modifier of a noun Always a complement Tom was successful. Successful is a complement of the subject Successful Tom Successful is the predicate adjective
Comparisons / degrees of adjectives Positive Comparative Superlative
Positive Expresses no comparison Only about one noun. The room was large. The box is brown. The room was long. The bear was fuzzy.
Comparative Compares two persons or things. Tom is happier after lunch. He is the taller of the two boys. Some oranges are more delicious during the winter months. I was less excited about the barbeque than Jenny.
Superlative When more than two persons or things are compared. This is the warmest room in the house. Gloria is the most beautiful girl in the world.
SUMMARY POSITIVE = Good, Bad, Less, Many COMPARATIVE = Better, Worse, Lesser, More SUPERLATIVE = Best, Worst, Least, Most