Types of Adjective
Adjectives are of different types based upon its effect on the noun or pronoun. Various types of
adjective are described below with proper definition and examples.
1) Adjective of Quality or Descriptive Adjective
Adjective of quality is also known as descriptive adjective as it describes the nature and attribute
of nouns or pronouns. They give quite better idea to understand the characteristics of noun or
pronoun by answering the question. Descriptive adjectives are like honest, kind, large, bulky,
thin, fat, beautiful, smart, ugly, etc.
New Delhi is a large capital city of India having very old historical monuments.
Neha is a thin and beautiful.
2) Adjective of Quantity
Adjective of quantity shows the approximate amount of a noun or pronoun however do not
provide exact numbers. It tells the amount of noun or pronoun in relative or whole terms. Such
as; few, little, enough, all, many, half, no, great, etc.
I have seen few people eating rice.
Many people come every year to visit the fair.
3) Adjective of Number or Numeral Adjective
Adjective of number is also known as numeral adjective. It indicates the number of nouns and
their place in the sentence. Numeral adjective is categorized into three different sections which
are described below:
Definite Numeral Adjective
Definite numeral adjectives are those adjectives which clearly show the exact number of nouns
or its order.
One, two, three, four, twenty, thirty three, etc are known as cardinals.
First, second, third, fourth, seventh, tenth, etc are known as ordinals.
I saw two people playing football.
It was tenth football match in the city.