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Do adjectives have the same form in the singular and plural?
Yes, generally they go before the noun they modify, or after linking verbs. (The small car The car is small)
My, your, his , her, our, your, and their are all?
Possessive adjectives. (My mother told me he was a liar)
Are determiners also considered adjectives?
Yes. They somehow affect the meaning of the noun. (A girl came into the shop and told the woman at the counter to give her some money.)
Do pronouns ever act as adjectives?
Not always. When they come before a noun, they are considered adjectives and are called pronominal adjectives.
What kind of pronouns can act as an adjective?
Demonstrative, interrogative and indefinite pronouns.
This, that, these, and those are examples of what kind of pronouns that can act as adjective?
Demonstrative pronouns. (This boy is sick. Which coat do you like?)
Whose, which, and what are examples of what kind of pronouns that can act as adjective?
Interrogative pronouns.
Another, any, both, each, either, many, neither, one, other, and some are examples of what kind of pronouns that can act as adjective?
Indefinite pronouns. (Another person will come. Both kids are tall)
Can cardinal and ordinal numbers be adjectives?
Yes. (Four students passed the test. The fourth man in the queue)
Nouns can be adjectives if they are?
Modifying another noun.(Winter holidays. The boy’s shirt. Coffee table.)
Verb forms that modify nouns are known as?
Participial adjectives. They end in -ed or –ing.
When the participial adjectives end in –ed, they describe?
People’s emotions. (He was bored (describing how he felt))
When the participial adjectives end in –ing they describe?
A thing or a situation. [The film was boring (describing a thing)]
Fascinated, Interested, and frustrated are examples of?
Participial adjectives ending in –ed, that describe people’s emotions. (The last man is frustrated. The kids are very interested. The public is fascinated with the idea.)
Fascinating , Interesting, and Frustrating are examples of?
Participial adjectives ending in –ing, that describe a thing or a situation. (This photograph is fascinating. The course is interesting. Learning to play guitar can be frustrating..)
Other verb forms functioning as adjectives are?
Past participles. (A broken cup. The torn page. Lost time.)
Modifying phrases made up of two or more words that can be joined by a hyphen are known as?
Compound adjectives. [Cool-headed, well-dressed, good-looking, open-minded, three-hour (trip)]
Intensifying adjectives are used when describing?
Abstract nouns or non-physical ones. (Absolute despair. A complete idiot. Total happiness. Utter loathing.)
None
WORRIED ABOUT, BAD/GOOD AT, BASED ON, DISAPPOINTED WITH + NOUN, SUBJECT TO, INTERESTED IN, and SUCCESSFUL IN are examples of?
Adjectives with a prepositional phrase.
I AM SURE THAT …., HE WAS GLAD THAT …, THEY WERE AMAZED THAT …. + S + VERB, IT IS POSSIBLE THAT …., and IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT are examples of?
Adjectives with a that- clause
HE IS HARD TO CONVINCE., SHE IS DIFFICULT TO PLEASE, and I AM UNABLE TO ANSWER THOSE QUESTIONS are examples of?
Adjectives with to-infinitive
ELDER, ELDEST, FORMER, INDOOR, ONLY, UPPER, LOW, MAIN ETC. are examples of?
Attributive adjectives that can be used before the noun acting as pre-modifiers. (the late president. A hard worker)
What adjectives are used in the predicate as subject complement after linking verbs?
Predicative adjectives. (I felt TIRED this morning. He is a very SICK man.)
Predicative adjectives like AWAKE, ASLEEP, PLEASED, ALONE, ALIVE, ASHAMED, etc. are?
Never used before nouns.
When you use more than two adjectives what order should be followed?
Opinion, Size, Age, Shape, Color, Origin, Material, and Purpose/Use NOUN. (A beautiful black cocktail dress)