|( 3) ADJECTIVES|
An adjective is a word that tells us something about a noun, that is, about a person, an animal, a thing or a place.
She is a pretty girl.
A giraffe has a long neck.
The table is round.
That is an old temple.
There are various kinds of adjectives:
1. An adjective which tells us about the quality of the noun.
For example: the blue sky, a big house, a square table, a cold morning.
2. An adjective which tells us about the quatity of the noun.
For example: The zoo has many animals.
The pen has not much ink left.
3. An adjective which tells us about the ownership of the noun.
For example: That is my dog.
Those are their bicycles.
4. An adjective which poses question in an ‘interrogative’ manner.
For example: Which school do you go to?
Whose car is this?
5. An adjective which specifies a noun.
For example: This boy is a member of the club.
That girl is my sister.
¨ Adjectives which end in ‘-ing’, e.g. an interesting film, an amazing player, an annoying habit,
¨ Adjectives which end in ‘-ed, e.g. the damaged goods, the escapedprisoners, improved version,
Comparison of adjectives
· We use the Positive degree to compare two equal nouns. For example: His house is as big as my house.
· We use the Comparative degree to compare two unequal nouns. For example: His house is bigger than my house.
· We use the Superlative degree to compare three or more Nouns. For example: His house is the biggest in the neighbourhood.