An adjective is a word that qualifies or adds something to the meaning of a noun.
In Example 1, good tells what kind of girl Anne is.
In Example 2, four tells how many pencils I gave him.
In Example 3, that points out which food is meant.
There are two ways in which adjectives can be used - attributively and predicatively. When an adjective is used before the noun then its is Attributive, but when used after the noun or pronoun, it is Predicative.
Note : Asleep, Awake, Afraid, Alive, Ill, Well adjectives can not be used attributively.
(1) Positive Degree : The adjective is in its simple form in positive degree. It depicts only the existence of some quality of the noun. Positive degree is used when there is no comparison.
Here, tall, sweet and big are adjectives in simple form.
(2) Comparative Degree : It denotes a higher degree of the quality. Comparative Degree is used when there is comparison between two persons, two groups of persons or things.
Here, taller and sweeter are adjectives that express the higher degree qualities of tall and sweet respectively.
(i) When two different qualities in the same person are compared, more is used instead of er to form the comparative degree.
(ii) Senior, junior, superior, inferior, prior, anterior, posterior are seven Latin adejctives of comaparative degree which are always followed by to. Never use than after them.
(iii) Preferable is also used as an adjective in the comparative degree. As such, it is always followed by to and not than.
(3) Superlative Degree : Superlative Degree expresses the highest degree of quality and it is used when more than two persons or things of the same kind are compared. The Superlative degree is generally preceded by the and followed by of in most of the cases.
Here, ablest and brightest are the highest degrees of the able and bright.
All the best for the Adjective Quiz.
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|My father prefers tea _____ coffee.||
|This pen is inferior _____ that.||
|She is _____ than polite.||
|He is _____ than tall.||
|_____ than five students were drowned.||
|Mohan is _____ than honest.||
|Gold is the most precious of _____ metals.||
|The climate of Shimla is _____ Kashmir.||
|Amritsar is _____ from Delhi than Ambala.||
|I purchased _____ from the sweet shop.||