ADJECTIVESKinds of Adjectives Types of Comparisons / Degrees
What is an adjective? A word that modifies a noun.There are SIX different kinds of adjectivesThere are THREE degrees of adjectives
Types of adjectives DescriptionLimitingPronominal PossessiveProper
Descriptive adjective Words that describe a noun or a pronounYellow flowersSpacious gardenCardboard boxHeavy weightsSmall animal
LIMITING ADJECTIVE Also called ARTICLESA, AN, THEThe bookA bookAn orangeNumerals are also limiting adjectivesOne bookThird prizeSeventh place
PRONOMINAL ADJECTIVE Pronouns that modify a nounWhich, what, whatever, whatsoever, whichever, thisThis reasonWhich bookWhatever reasonWhat mistake
POSSESSIVE ADJECTIVE Pronouns used as adjectives to show ownershipMy, Your, His, Her, Its, Our, TheirHer braceletTheir teamHis hat
PROPER ADJECTIVE Derived from Proper NounsJapanese studentsAmerican historyKorean filmFrench lessonsMexican foodRitz crackers
PREDICATE ADJECTIVE Not a modifier of a noun Always a complement Tom was successful. Successful is a complement of the subjectSuccessful TomSuccessful is the predicate adjective
Comparisons / degrees of adjectives PositiveComparativeSuperlative
Positive Expresses no comparisonOnly about one noun.The room was large.The box is brown.The room was long.The bear was fuzzy.
Comparative Compares two persons or things.Tom is happier after lunch.He is the taller of the two boys.Some oranges are more delicious during the winter months. I was less excited about the barbeque than Jenny.
Superlative When more than two persons or things are compared.This is the warmest room in the house.Gloria is the most beautiful girl in the world.
SUMMARY POSITIVE = Good, Bad, Less, ManyCOMPARATIVE = Better, Worse, Lesser, MoreSUPERLATIVE = Best, Worst, Least, Most