Concept: Adjective of Number & Quality
Adjectives are those words that describe nouns or pronouns. It gives more information about
- Sneha is a kind person.
- Nihal bought two mangoes from the market.
Types of Adjectives
There are different types of adjectives like adjective of quality, adjective of number, emphasizing adjective and many more. We will focus on only two types of adjectives.
Adjective of Numbers
Adjectives of numbers are those that give information about the number of nouns or pronouns mentioned in the sentence.
Adjective of number is further classified into three types.
A) Definitie Adjective
The definite adjectives denote a specific number that shows the noun’s position in the sentence. These adjectives are numerals like one, two, fifteen, etc.
- There are ten students in the class.
- I got two gifts on my birthday.
This adjective denotes more than one number of nouns without clearly mentioning the exact number.
- There are several hospitals in the city.
- I have many friends in the class.
A distributive adjective is an adjective that refers to members of a group individually.
- She is a beautiful girl.
- He is an intelligent person.
Indefinite adjectives are followed by a countable noun, whereas adjectives of quantity are followed by an uncountable noun.
- She has got some tickets for the show.
- I need some sugar.
In the first example, ‘some’ is used for the word ‘tickets’, which is a countable noun.
In the second example, ‘some’ is used for the word ‘sugar’, which is an uncountable noun.