Types of Adjectives for intermediate learners

Adjectives are the most used words in sentences. There are several types of adjectives according to their uses. Let's get to know them!

"Types of Adjectives" in English Grammar

Types of Adjectives

There are different types of adjectives based on the characteristics they define for a noun but in this lesson, we will learn three types of them:

What Are Descriptive Adjectives?

Descriptive adjectives define the quality of the noun or pronoun. Basically, they can be categorized into two groups:

What Are Attributive Adjectives?

Attributive adjectives are those that come before nouns, such as:

This is an ugly chair.

Tell me about the tall guy.

What Are Predicate Adjectives?

Predicate adjectives are used after linking verbs. Here are the examples:

You are better than this.

He became cruel all of a sudden.

What Are Compound Adjectives?

Compound adjectives are adjectives that are formed within two or more words but they act as a single adjective. Here are the examples:

That is just a five-day trip.

His first-born child is dead.

What Are Quantitative Adjectives?

Quantitive adjectives indicate the number or amount of the nouns such as :

Here are a few examples:

There are two cats in the garden.

This is the first step.


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Adjectives are words that are used to modify nouns. They offer more information about the noun after them.

Adjective Placement and Order

In this lesson, we will learn the place of adjectives in a sentence and where they appear. We will also learn about the order of different types of adjectives

Descriptive Adjectives

Descriptive adjectives are adjectives that modify a noun or pronoun by showing its quality. In this lesson, we will learn more about them.

Comparative and Superlative Adjectives

Comparative adjectives are used to compare one noun to another noun. Superlative adjectives are used to compare three or more nouns.

Attributive and Predicative Adjectives

An attributive adjective is an adjective that appears before the noun or pronoun it describes. In this lesson, we will learn more about them.

Compound Adjectives

Compound adjectives are used as one single adjective. They function as the head of the sentence. In this lesson, we will learn all about them.

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