In the previous two quizzes we learnt that an adjective is a part of speech and plays an important role in English. We learnt about simple adjectives and how they can be used to describe things, places, persons or even ideas. Just as adjectives are able to describe and add meaning to nouns they can also be used to modify pronouns.
An example of an adjective that modifies a pronoun is the following:
"She was asked to take care of HER books."
Here, HER is the possessive case of SHE and it is used as an adjective. Adjectives are also classified into different types. Possessive Adjectives signify ownership or possession:
"He was directed to park HIS car in the designated place." Here, HIS is used as a possessive adjective.
Demonstrative Adjectives identify specific items or people:
"If she comes across THOSE thieves again, she will call the police." Here, THOSE is used as a demonstrative adjective.
Indefinite Adjectives describe nouns in a non-specific way. 'Any,' 'Each,' and 'Many' are the most common indefinite adjectives and they are called as such because they do not pinpoint any particular thing, place, idea or person. For instance:
"In the zoo MOST animals are tame." Here, MOST is an indefinite adjective.
Adjectives perform the function of qualifying a noun or a pronoun and they help to communicate a message much better than just a noun or a pronoun would. As you begin to improve your English you will learn newer ways of qualifying or modifying nouns and pronouns that will help you to improve your communication abilities. Take the following quiz and the correct answers will help you to find out the type of adjectives the sentence possesses.
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