Category : 4th Class
Poems on adjective
On my way to the zoo I saw a bear.
It was a brown bear.
It was an ugly brown bear
It was a wild, ugly, brown bear
It was an angry, wild, ugly,brown bear
It was a hungry, angry, wild, ugly, brown bear
It was an escaped, hungry, angry, wild, ugly, brown bear
And it wanted to eat me!
This lesson will help you to:?
learn about adjectives.
understand the degrees of adjectives.
QUICK CONCEPT REVIEW
An adjective is a describing word. It describes a noun or pronoun and is placed before it.
Example: A tall boy, a fat lady. Can you figure out the adjective in the sentence below? Mr. Gupta is a kind man. What describes Mr. 6upta? He is kind. So, 'kind' is an adjective.
KINDS OF ADJECTIVES
1. Adjective of quality: It denotes a particular kind of noun. It asks the question-of what kind' from the noun it describes. Example: a brave lady. (What kind of lady? A brave lady).
2. Adjective of quantity; It describes the degree or quantity of a noun. It asks the question-'how much' from the noun it describes. Example: There is some tea left. (How much tea is left? Some tea).
3. Adjective of number: It shows exact number of a noun or pronoun. It asks the question- 'how many from the noun it describes. There are five boys standing, (How many boys? Five). All cardinals (1, 2, 3,....) and ordinals (first, second, third....) come in this category.
4. Demonstrative adjective: They point out. This, that, these, those are demonstrative adjectives. Example: This man, that book, these pens, those kites.
5. Possessive adjective: It shows possession, Example: My dress, his father, their house.
6. Interrogative adjective: It is used to ask question, Example: Whose book is this? Which car did you buy? What colour is his balloon?
An interrogative adjective is followed by a noun while an interrogative pronoun stands as an independent subject, as:
Whose book is this? (Interrogative adjective)
Whose book is this? (Interrogative pronoun)
DEGREES OF COMPARISON
There are three degrees of comparison:
1. Positive degree: The adjective in its first form is called as positive degree. This means it is not compared with anything or anyone. Example- Raghu is a tall boy.
2. Comparative degree: When two things are compared. Example- Sanjeev is taller than Ramesh.
3. Superlative degree: When more than two things are compared. Example- He is the tallest boy in the class.
Rules to Corm degree of adjectives:
Some adjectives that start with aq.
Aquatic: means living or growing in, on, or near the water.
Aqueous: means something relating to or similar to, or dissolved in water.
The cards have been paired. The student who collects the most cards wins the game.
Points to Remember
In a comparative sentence, use than after the comparative form of the adjective. Use 'the? before the superlative forms of adjectives. We do not compare few adjectives like- perfect, square, round, eternal, unique.
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