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Adjectives Adjectives add description and other kinds of information to two other parts of speech. Definition: An adjective is used to describe a noun or a pronoun.
Articles Three commonly used adjectives are called articles--- the, a, and an. These three words are adjectives because they come before nouns and answer the question Which one? Because of the way it modifies nouns, the is called the definite article.
Articles The, the definite articles, refer to a specific person, place, or thing. Examples: The court The attorney The broken law A or an, the indefinite articles, refer to any one of a class of people, places, or things. Examples: A court An attorney A broken law
A or An?? A is used before consonant sounds. An is used before vowel sounds. Hint the letter “H” a consonant, may be sounds like either a consonant or a vowel. O and u are vowels, but they may sometimes sound like consonants.
Pronouns Used as Adjectives Pronouns, like nouns, can sometimes be used as adjectives. A pronoun is used as an adjective if it modifies a noun. Four kinds of adjectives are sometimes used as adjectives. They are: Personal pronouns Demonstrative pronouns Interrogative pronouns Indefinite pronouns
Possessive Adjectives Examples: my, your, his, her, its, our, and their Because they have antecedents, they are considered to be pronouns. They are also adjectives, because they answer the question which one?
Demonstrative Adjectives The four demonstrative pronouns-this, that these, and those– can be used as demonstrative adjectives. Pronoun: I saw this. I’ll vote on this issue.
Interrogative Adjectives The three interrogative pronouns– which, what, and whose– can be used as interrogative adjectives. Pronoun: What did he want? Adjective: What sentence did he give?
Indefinite Adjectives A number of indefinite pronouns-- both, few, many, each, most, and all, among others– can also be used as indefinite adjectives. Pronoun: I bought one of each. Adjective: Each judge writes an opinion.