What Is an Adjective?List of adjectives With Useful Example

What Is an Adjective?List of adjectives With Useful Example

ADJECTIVE
Adjective is the word which adds meaning to noun or pronoun. OR adjective shows quality or quantity of noun or pronoun.
For Example: Ali is a good boy.
Adjective can be used subjectively or predicatively.
This is a good book. (Subjective use)
This book is good. (Predicative use)
Sometimes, Verb (3rd form) and Verb (4th form) can also be used as an adjective.
For example: I have an interesting story book. He has a broken chair.

List of adjectives With Useful Example
List of adjectives With Useful Example

Proper Adjective
Pakistani
Indian
Norwegian
Portuguese
American
English
British

Proper Noun

Pakistan
India
Norway
Portugal
America
England
Britain
Sweden
The Netherlands
Japan
China
France
Germany
Italy
Spain
Mexico
DEGREES OF ADJECTIVE:
There are three degrees of adjective:
1. Positive Degree Adjectives
2. Comparative Degree Adjectives
3. Superlative Degree Adjectives
Positive Degree Adjectives:
Positive degree adjectives are used to specify a single noun or pronoun.
Note: Always use ‘a’ or ‘an’ before positive degree adjectives.
Example: Mawra is a beautiful girl.
Comparative Degree Adjective:
Comparative degree adjectives are used to compare or compete the qualities of two nouns/pronouns.
Note: Never use any article before comparative degree adjectives (Except double comparatives) and use ‘than’ after every comparative degree adjective.
Use the + comparative degree adjective + of
Example: Urwa is more beautiful than Mawra.
Urwa and Mawra are two gorgeous girls but Urwa is the more gorgeous of the two.
Superlative Degree Adjective:
Superlative degree adjective is used to compare a noun with a whole group.
Example: Urwa is the most beautiful girl in Pakistan.
Note: Use ‘the’ before superlative degree adjectives except after possessive adjectives.
Example: Mawra is my best friend.
Rules to Conversion of Degrees:
Single Syllabled Regular Adjectives

Positive Degree Comparative Degree Superlative Degree
Large Larger Largest
Small Smaller Smallest
Big Bigger Biggest
Strong Stronger Strongest
Sweet Sweeter Sweetest
Long Longer Longest
Short Shorter Shortest

Irregular Adjectives:
Positive Degree Comparative Degree Superlative Degree
Good Better Best
Bad Worse Worst
Little Less Least
Much More Most
Many More Most
Far Farther Farthest

Shortest
Multi Syllabled Regular Adjectives:
Suffix: -able
Positive Degree Comparative Degree Superlative Degree
Respectable More respectable Most respectable

Suffix: -ous
Positive Degree Comparative Degree Superlative Degree
Famous More famous Most famous

Suffix: -ive
PositiveDegree Comparative Degree Superlative Degree
Positive More positive Most Positive

Suffix: -ic
Positive Degree Comparative Degree Superlative Degree
Fantastic More fantastic Most fantastic

Suffix: -cal
Positive Degree Comparative Degree Superlative Degree
Chemical More chemical Most chemical

Suffix: -ful
Positive Degree Comparative Degree Superlative Degree
Beautiful More beautiful Most beautiful

Suffix: -ful
Positive Degree Comparative Degree Superlative Degree
Beautiful More beautiful Most beautiful
Suffix: -some
Positive Degree Comparative Degree Superlative Degree
Handsome More handsome Most handsomer

Differences between much, many and a lot of
Plural Countable Nouns Uncountable Nouns

Much Yes Yes
Many Yes No
A lot of yes Yes

Yes
Yes

Too , So , Very + Adjective = Intensity
Too + to |Effect|
So + that |Effect|
Very + No Effect
Example:
Tea is too hot to drink. Tea is so hot that I can’t drink it. Tea is very hot.

Prepositional Adjectives:
S + H.V + Interested in + Verb (ing form) / Noun
S + H.V + famous for + Verb (ing form) / Noun
S + H.V + good at + Verb (ing form) / Noun
S + H.V + weak in + Verb (ing form) / Noun
S + H.V + bad at + Verb (ing form) / Noun
S + H.V + enthusiastic about + Verb (ing form) / Noun
S + H.V + Fond of + Verb (ing form) / Noun
S + H.V + Crazy after / about + Verb (ing form) / Noun
S + H.V + Habitual of + Verb (ing form) / Noun
S + H.V + Addicted to + Verb (ing form) / Noun
S + H.V + Afraid of + Verb (ing form) / Noun

So and Too
He is hungry and I am too.
He is hungry and so am I.

ROYAL ORDER OF ADJECTIVES:
Article + Color + Origin + Material + Purpose + Noun
Ex: I have a black American plastic dancing doll.
It is to note that Past-Participle and Present-Participles can also be used as adjectives in a sentence.
example: I have a broken chair. (Here, broken is used as an adjective)
I have a talking parrot. (Here, talking is used as an adjective)

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