Here is a fun fact for you, this may of course depend on where you are from and who may have taught you, but this is a general fun fact that you can also share. In general there are five very common or very well known categories of speech. We have Nouns, Pronouns, Verbs, Adverbs, and Adjectives. The not so common categories of speech are Interjections, Prepositions, Interjections, Articles and Determiners. That ends our fun fact. So we all know what nouns, pronouns, verbs and adverbs are, but does anyone know what adjectives are and what these do to sentences and any other place we may be able to use adjectives? So here’s a short example for you to get to know an adjective. “She is beautiful.” If you are wondering where the adjective is, you may assume it is somewhere in the first or the middle or even at the last part of the sentence. Who knows right? But we are here to get to know adjectives, the way we got to know the other categories of speech. Questions that have been floating around since the dawn of education, and for students and teachers alike who may have encountered questions that have not been answered. Here is your chance to get every information you can possibly get and more. So check out 100+ adjective examples in MS Word and PDF now. You can also check out the other categories of speech, nouns, adverbs, prepositions, and verbs.
To start this off, let’s write down the usual questions that have been asked around by both students and teachers alike. The most basic of all questions would be what is an adjective? As for the rest of the questions, they may depend on the level of the student and the knowledge that they have acquired. Where does the word adjective derive from? What use does an adjective have? Are all adjectives nouns or are all nouns adjectives? What are the types of adjectives? What are their jobs? What is the purpose of learning adjectives? So to keep the ball rolling, what is an adjective? An adjective, just like a noun, a verb, a preposition, an adverb is a type of speech. An adjective can be a phrase or a word whose job or function is to describe the condition or the state of being of a noun. In addition to that, an adjective can also describe or give a meaning to the quantity state of a noun. According to Cambridge Dictionary the definition of adjectives is, this is a type of speech that helps describe the state of the noun in a sentence. It is also a part of speech that helps describe a noun and the subject of your sentence. Basically they are used as representations of nouns.
Where does the word adjective derive from and what use does an adjective have? So the word adjective is derived from Old French adjectif, from the Latin words nōmen adjectīvum which itself is a borrowed word, meaning additional noun. The use or the purpose of an adjective is to describe nouns or the verbs that link to the noun. However, an adjective cannot or does not modify another adjective, an adverb and a pronoun. In addition to that, an adjective makes your writing better. In a way that makes it more clear and concise, more specific and easier to understand. Adjectives really help out a lot when you plan to do writing or speeches. As adjectives tend to help make the whole sentence a lot more interesting and it also gives out a lot more ideas or thoughts when you wish to define or describe something.
Next question: are all adjectives nouns or are all nouns adjectives? This has been an age-old question to confuse the mind, but for those who have been given the answer, you may as well enjoy reading this or skip to what you may be looking for. Are all adjectives nouns? Not all adjectives can be considered nouns, as well as not all nouns can be considered adjectives. What are the types of adjectives and how do they function in sentences? So here are the following types of adjectives and its functions in a sentence: Proper adjectives, Descriptive adjectives, Quantitative adjectives, Numeral Adjectives, Demonstrative Adjectives, Possessive Adjectives, Interrogative Adjectives, and Distributive Adjectives.
Have you ever thought of how adjectives work? As we all know every part of speech has its own purpose, its own job and its own function. But what about adjectives? What are their functions? What does an adjective do to your sentences? If nouns represent the names of things, and verbs the action or the movement, what about adjectives? To describe something? If you are looking for information as to how an adjective works, you scrolled down to the right place. Check out the following findings below of how adjectives really work or function in sentences.
Adjectives are called the describing parts of speech and they are not completely wrong. Adjectives help by describing the subject enough for the readers or the audience to get a better view or to get better insight as to what they may be trying to understand. State this as an example: “She is beautiful.” Beautiful here is the adjective, and the adjective is describing who? Which leads us to tip number 2.
From the example above, she is beautiful. The adjective beautiful is describing who? She. If you are not completely sure as to how to tell if this word is an adjective or if this functions as an adjective, for simple sentences, you may use the WH questions. If it gives you a definite answer or an answer that is close to what the adjective may be describing, then it functions as an adjective. It functions as it is describing something or someone.
Not only are adjectives good with describing things that need to be told, they are also good with reshaping sentences to sound and look good. An adjective of course depending on its type, clearly helps with making your sentences look better and would make more sense. They help reshape to make it smoother and easier to decipher. Especially if you are planning on writing any literary piece, never forget to add adjectives to the mix.
As mentioned above, adjectives help by reshaping your sentences. This is true especially when details are important. Adjectives help by giving out the right detail, depending again on the kind of adjective being used. But this also helps your readers understand what you are trying to explain through in the sentences that you write.
We all know that there are a lot of forms an adjective has. How adjectives work is they show us which one should be used in replacement of the word.
An adjective is a type of speech that describes, defines or modifies a noun in the sentence.
The common types of adjectives are Proper Adjectives, Demonstrative Adjectives, Interrogative Adjectives, and Compound Adjectives.
Yes, it is possible to have two or three given adjectives in a sentence. As long as they are describing the subject.
This is the end of the lesson on what an adjective is and how they are called as the modifiers of nouns. Yes it is possible to have two adjectives in a sentence but it is usually the first one that is used to modify the subject or the noun.