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  • 3 English articles [0/9]
  • 4 English pronouns [0/39]
  • 4.1 English personal pronouns [0/3]
  • 4.2 English impersonal pronouns (it, there, ...) [0/4]
  • 4.3 English object pronouns [0/3]
  • 4.4 English possessive pronouns [0/5]
  • 4.5 English reflexive pronouns [0/4]
  • 4.6 English reciprocal pronouns [0/4]
  • 4.7 English demonstrative pronouns [0/3]
  • 4.8 English relative pronouns [0/4]
  • 4.9 English indefinite pronouns [0/5]
  • 4.10 English interrogative pronouns [0/4]
  • 5 English nouns [0/16]
  • 6 English adjectives [0/38]
  • 6.1 Adjectives of quality in English [0/4]
  • 6.2 Demonstrative adjectives in English [0/4]
  • 6.3 Possessive adjectives in English [0/4]
  • 6.4 Quantity adjectives in English [0/4]
  • 6.5 Interrogative adjectives in English [0/4]
  • 6.6 Numeral adjectives in English [0/8]
  • 6.7 Comparatives and superlatives [0/10]
  • 7 English adverbs [0/18]
  • 7.1 Position of adverbs in English [0/2]
  • 7.2 Adverbs of manner in English [0/2]
  • 7.3 Adverbs of place in English [0/2]
  • 7.4 Adverbs of time in English [0/2]
  • 7.5 Adverbs of quantity in English [0/2]
  • 7.6 Adverbs of frequency in English [0/2]
  • 7.7 Adverbs of degree in English [0/2]
  • 7.8 Adverbs of probability and certainty in English [0/2]
  • 7.9 Adverbs of opinion and observation in English [0/2]
  • 8 English prepositions [0/12]
  • 9 English verbs [0/122]
  • 9.1 Present tenses in English [0/29]
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  • 9.1.3 Present simple vs present continuous in English [0/4]
  • 9.1.4 Present perfect tense in English [0/4]
  • 9.1.5 Present perfect continuous tense in English [0/4]
  • 9.1.6 Difference past simple and present perfect in English [0/4]
  • 9.2 Past tenses in English [0/20]
  • 9.3 Future tenses in English [0/21]
  • 9.4 Auxiliary verbs in English [0/9]
  • 9.5 Present participle in English [0/3]
  • 9.6 Past participle in English [0/3]
  • 9.7 Modal verbs in English [0/11]
  • 9.8 Phrasal verbs in English [0/3]
  • 9.9 Regular verbs in English [0/3]
  • 9.10 Irregular verbs in English [0/3]
  • 9.11 Gerund (-ing form) in English [0/8]
  • 9.12 Infinitive verbs in English [0/3]
  • 9.13 Imperative in English [0/2]
  • 9.14 Reported speech in English [0/2]
  • 9.15 Active and passive voice in English [0/2]
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  • What are adjectives?

    Adjectives are words that modify a noun by providing supplementary information about it. They are most often placed directly before the noun they modify and provide information for by making it more detailed. Unlike pronouns, they do not replace the noun but emphasize its qualities, quantities or properties. Sometimes more than one adjective can be used in the same sentence to provide a more detailed description of the noun. 

    Adjectives examples with sentences

    • Did you bring my green coat?
    • She has a unique style.
    • I would really like to be on an exotic beach right now.
    • It was a fun activity. 
    • She met the Bulgarian delegation. 
    • Anna is the brunette girl.

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    Types of adjectives

    There are seven types of adjectives in English that we will further explore with a short summary to each one below. 

    Adjectives of quality

    Quality adjectives provide supplementary information about a noun or a subject. They are the most numerous category of adjectives as they can provide the most information about the nouns. 

    Example:

    • This is my new car. Do you like it?
    • This was my old house. We moved last year.
    • I don't like this boring show. Can you change it, please?

    Demonstrative adjectives

    Demonstrative adjectives are used to identify and point to people and things. They emphasize which noun the speaker is talking about and where it is located in time and space. The demonstrative adjectives are thisthatthesethose.

    Example:

    • Is this your phone?
    • I left that cable in my previous apartment. 
    • These nuggets are delicious.
    • Those drinks are ready. 

    Possessive adjectives

    Possessive adjectives show a possession or a relationship between the owner and the thing that is owned. They modify a noun by showing who possess it, therefore they are placed in front of the noun they modify. 

    Example:

    • Their plan has succeeded. 
    • My laptop is in the kitchen.
    • This was her jacket.
    • Are these your glasses?

    Quantity adjectives

    Quantity adjectives provide information in describing the quantity of something as a whole. They must be accompanied by a noun. 

    Example:

    • He lost all of his wealth. 
    • I need some help here.
    • There isn't much time left.
    • Do you need any help with that?
    • I have wasted more than enough time on this.

    Interrogative adjectives

    Interrogative adjectives modify a noun and are used to gain information. They are used only in the form of a question and must be accompanied by a noun in all cases. The interrogative adjectives are what, which, whose.

    Interrogative adjectives examples:

    • Whose dish is this?
    • Which of the movies do you want to watch?
    • What song should I put on?

    Numeral adjectives

    Number adjectives are used to show the precise countable number of things and people. They can show quantityorder, and position of nouns. 

    Cardinal numbers example

    • I passed my exam with 98% score.
    • Can you buy two apples, please?
    • She would like to order five steaks.

    Ordinal numbers examples

    • This was from my first marathon. 
    • I live on the second floor.
    • He chose the third dish. 
    • I need the twenty-sixth piece from the collection

    Comparatives 

    Comparative adjectives are used to compare two or more thingssituations, or individuals. They modify the regular adjectives with specific endings to establish the comparison between the nouns. 

    Example of comparatives

    • My rope is longer than yours. 
    • Jim's room is bigger than the one of his sister. 
    • Jack's stories are less interesting than hers.
    • Bulgarian is more difficult than English.
    • I am not as funny as you.

    Superlatives

    Superlatives showcase the highest or the lowest level of comparison between things and individuals. With superlatives you compare one thing with everything else and conclude it's position as the greatest or the lowest. 

    Superlatives examples

    • Ryan is the most intelligent person I know. 
    • Jeff Bezos is the richest person on Earth right now. 
    • This is the cheapest beer on the menu.
    • Is this the biggest mattres you are offering?
    • Bruce is the strongest guy in our group. 

    Irregular adjectives

    Irregular adjectives are adjectives that don't submit to the regular rules for a comparative and superlative form. They have a special form that must be learned by heart. 

    Irregular adjectives list

    Adjective Comparative form Superlative form
    Good Better  The best
    Well Better The best
    Bad Worse The worst
    Ill Worse The worst
    Old Elder or older The eldest or the oldest
    Little Less The least
    Much More The most
    Many More The most
    Far Further The furthest

    Formation of adjectives

    Majority of adjectives are formed through the use of suffixes. Certain sets of suffixes are used to describe something specific which we can explore in the table below. 

    Suffix Use Examples
    -able To describe a capacity or that one is capable Affordable
    -cal To describe a characteristic Identical
     -ed To describe a mood or feeling Bored
    -ful To describe something noticeable Helpful
    -ing To describe how something is or how we believe it is. Commonly used with the verb to be Interesting
    -ish To describe an attitude Selfish
    -ive To show a characteristic of a person Creative
    -ous To give a qualitty to a person Famous
    -y To describe a state of mind Angry

    Next lessons

    1 Adjectives of quality in English English adjectives of quality definition, categories, chart, examples, exercises
    2 Demonstrative adjectives in English Demonstrative adjectives definition, categories, examples, exercises
    3 Possessive adjectives in English Possessive adjectives definition, categories, chart, examples, exercises
    4 Quantity adjectives in English English adjectives of quantity definition, categories, chart, examples, exercises
    5 Interrogative adjectives in English Interrogative adjectives definition, categories, chart, examples, exercises
    6 Numeral adjectives in English Numeral adjectives definition, categories, chart, examples, exercises
    7 Comparatives and superlatives Comparatives and superlatives definition, categories, examples, exercises