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What is an adjetive?
An adjetive is a word that describes, identifies, modifies or quantifies something, a noun or a pronoun. In the phrase, "the black cat", the word black is an adjetive because describes the cat.
What is the position of the adjetive in an English sentence?
An adjetive usually comes before the noun it pertains to. Ex.: A red apple or a cute cat.
How many categories adjetives are clasified?
There are many categories of adjetives, but the most principals are nine categories.
What are the most principals categories of adjetives?
- The most principals categories are:
- 1. Quantity.
- 2. Opinion.
- 3. Size.
- 4. Age.
- 5. Shape.
- 6. Color.
- 7. Origin.
- 8. Material.
- 9. Purpose.
What are the Compound adjetives?
Some adjetives are used as a group to provide a description. If the group of words form a sigle idea and are used before the noun, they should be connected by hyphens to make their meaning clear. Ex.: 6-foot-tall. Mother-in-law. 5-years-old.
What is a comparative adjetive?
A comparative adjetive is used to compare two things. Ex.:
What is a superlative adjetive?
A superlative adjetive is used when you compare three or more things. Ex.: Looking at apples you can compare their size, determining which is big, which is bigger and which is biggest.
Generally, what the comparative ending for short common adjetives?
The suffix for comparative adjetive is "-er".
Generally, what is the superlative ending of adjetive?
The suffix generally is "-est".
How we made the comparative for long adjetives?
The comparative adjetive is made by adding the word MORE. Ex.: More confortable.
How we made the superlative for long adjetives?
The superlative for long adjetives is made by adding the word MOST. Ex.: Most confortable.
Kinds of Adjetives.
- 1. Descriptive adjetive or adjetive of quality.
- 2. Adjetive of quantity.
- 3. Demostrative Adjetive.
- 4. Possessive Adjetive.
What is a Decriptive Adjetive?
- Descritive adjetive are the most numerous of the different types of adjetives. This adjetives describe nouns that refer to action, state or quality.
- Dangerous chemicals, green vegetables, a square box, a big house, a tall tree, a cold morning, a true story, English language, Mediterranean country.
Adjetive of quantity.
- An adjetive of quantity tell us the number (how many) or amount (how much) of a noun. Examples:
- He has eaten three apples.
- I don't have much money.
- There is so much wine for the guests.
- This long, thin centipede has many legs.
- A demostrative adjetive (this, that, these, those) shows the noun it modifies is singular or plural and whether the position of a noun is near or far from the person who is speaking or writing. A demostrative adjetive also points out a fact about the noun.
- This red balloon is mine and those three yellow ones are yours.
- This cute baby is his brother. That cute baby is his sister.
- These two cats have tails, but that thin cat dosn't have a tail.
A possessive Adjective.
- A possessive adjective express possession of a noun by someone or something. Possessive adjectives are the same as possessive pronouns. Examples:
- I spent my afternoon cleaning the toilet.my afternoon cleaning the toilet.
- This must be your cup.your cup.
- His arms have a few tattoos.
- Our grandmothers were classmates.
- Its skin is dry and rough.
What is a comparison adjective?
When we compare two or more nouns, we make use of comparative adjectives and superlative adjectives. We use three forms of comparison when compare two or more nouns. they are:
- the absolute form.
- The comparative form.
- Superlative form.
What is the absolute form?
We use the absolute degree to describe a noun or to compare two equal things or persons. Ex.
My uncle is bald. My uncle is as bald as cue ball.
His head is big. His head is as big as my head.
His wife-to-be is very charming. His ex-wife is not as charming as his wife-to-be.
What is the comparative form?
When comparing two nouns, we use a comparative form of adjective to describe how one persone or thing is when compared to another person or thing. In making such a ison, comparison we have to use the word than to show that one noun is bigger, longer taller, etc. than the other one. Examples:
- A hen's egg is bigger than a pigeon's egg.
- Our fingers are longer than our toes.
- This basketball player is taller than that footballer.
What is the superlative form?
When comparing three or more nouns, we use a superlative form of adjective. We use the word the
when using the superlative adjective to compare. Examples:
- My great grandfather is the oldest one in the family.
- She has the prettiest face in the whole school.
- He talks the loudest in the circle of friends.
- Bozo is the funniest clown in the circus.
- His head is the biggest in the family.
Whoe we use more and most?
We can use the words more and most in front of an adjective form respectively the comparative and superlative. Use the adverbial more with most adjectives that have two or more sylables, and most with all adjectives that have more than two or more sylables. Examples: The word big, has one sylable, funny has two sylables, and beatiful has three sylables.