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How to use Adjectives?

Learn the grammar usage rules of Adjective which is an important part of speech in English Grammar and its proper understanding is required for attempting questions like Spotting the Errors in the Verbal Aptitude Section of various competitive exams.
Feb 1, 2018 12:52 IST
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Adjective is an important part of speech in English Grammar and its proper understanding is required for attempting questions like ‘Spotting the Errors’ in the Verbal Aptitude Section. Finding an error in a sentence is a step-by-step process. Students must follow grammar rules while solving such type of questions.

Adjectives

Let us understand the grammar usage rules for Adjectives.

MEANING

An Adjective is a word which qualifies a Noun or a Pronoun.

Examples:

Adjective

Red Book

Adjective

Active Boy

Basically, Adjectives are the words that provide extra information about other words.

Learn the grammar usage rules of NOUN

TYPES

 

Types of Adjectives

There are three types of Adjectives:

1.    Adjectives of Quality (What kind?): Delhi is a large city; he is an honest man, etc.
2.    Adjectives of Quantity (How much?): I ate some rice, you have no sense, etc.
3.    Adjectives of Number (How many?): The hand has five fingers, all men must die, etc.

Example:

Adjective Examples

Learn the Grammar Usage Rules of PRONOUN

COMPARATIVE AND SUPERLATIVE

 ComparativeSuperlativeAdjective

Comparative Adjectives: Adjectives which are used to compare a Noun to another Noun.

Rule: Add ‘-er’ to form the Comparative Adjective.

Examples: Larger, smaller, faster, etc.

Superlative Adjectives: Adjectives which are used to compare three or more Nouns and describe the upper or lower limit of the object’s quality.

Rule: Add ‘-est’ to form the Superlative Adjective.

Examples: Largest, smallest, fastest, etc.

PARTICIPLES

Participles Adjectives

A Participle is a Verb that ends in ‘-ing’ or ‘-ed’ and functions as an Adjective. It modifies Nouns and Pronouns.

•    Present Participle (‘-ing’): A Present Participle describes a present condition.

Example:

Present Participle

•    Past Participle (‘-ed’): A Past Participle describes something that has happened.

Example:

Past Participle

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