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Demonstrative Adjectives
If you consider the literal meaning of this kind of adjective, you will find that they are used to answer the question ‘which?’.
Look at this girl singing!
Such rains cause floods in the cities.
This edition is the best in class.
Interrogative adjectives
These adjectives are used to ask a question and generally precede all the words.
What kind of cats do you like?
Which is your favourite player?
Not all interrogative adjectives ask a question. ‘What’ adjective can also be used in an exclamatory sentence.
What a beautiful flower!
This adjective is used to exclaim that the flower is beautiful.
After learning the adjective and its types, we can infer that they are generally formed by adding a suffix. The general rules are:
· Adding ‘y’ (after removing ‘e’ if present at the end of a word)- hairy, glossy, scary.
· Adding ‘al’ (after removing ‘e’ if present at the end of a word)- natural, national, financial.
· Adding ‘ly’- kindly, timely.
· Adding ‘ful’(replace ‘y’ at the end with ‘i’)- beautiful, playful.
· Adding ‘ory’ (removing ‘e’ at the end)- advisory, introductory.
· Adding ‘ic’ (removing ‘y’)- energetic, mystic.
· Adding ‘ous’ (if ends with ‘e’, remove it. Replace ‘y’ with ‘I’)- famous, mysterious.
· Adding ‘ive’ (remove ‘ion’ and ‘e’)- impulsive, descriptive.
· Adding ‘ish’- reddish, brownish.
Use of Comparative Adjectives
The comparative adjective is used to indicate the symbol of one object (noun or pronoun) compared to another object (only one object).
It makes comparisons between two items (not more than two).
Words like 'kuna' and 'to' are used after the comparative adjective in a sentence.
1. The bus is bigger than a car.
2. The bed is heavier than a chair.
3. John is taller than Sarah
4. He is three years older than I am.
5. A car is faster than a bicycle.
Use of Superlative Adjective
The superlative adjective is used to indicate the symbol of one object compared to many other (more than one) objects. Comparing one thing with many other things A very high degree produces the highest thickness (i.e., quality or quantity) of an object compared to other objects. In other words, the higher adverb indicates that one thing exceeds all other things in certain respects.
For example, John is the tallest boy in his class.
It means that John is taller than all the boys in his class. No other boy, in his class, is taller than John. It compares John's height with that of all the other students in his class. See the following additional examples.