Adjectives modify nouns. They give more information about the words they modify. An adjective answers the questions:

  • How many?
  • What kind?
  • Which one?


  1. Some students are absent today. (How many? Some.)
  2. Students have to bring their identification card. (What kind of card? Identification.)
  3. These cookies are delicious! (Which cookies? These.)
  4. Razak is a happy man; he smiles all the time. (What kind of feeling? Happy.)

The examples above show that adjectives give more information about the nouns. In addition, possessive pronouns could also be adjectives. Look at the examples below:

Examples (using possessive pronouns):

  1. He is coming to my party tomorrow. (Whose party? My party.)
  2. They forgot to bring their textbooks to class. (Whose textbooks? Their textbooks.)
  3. We have to return our books to the library today. (Whose books? Our books.)

It is possible to use more than one adjective before a noun. However you need to follow the opshacom rule. Click here to take you to the opshacom rule.


Posted on July 9, 2009, in Word Classes and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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