ADJECTIVE | ENGLISH GRAMMAR RULES AND USAGE
An adjective is a word used with a noun which modifies a noun by describing its size, shape, color, quality, or more.
Adjectives of quality describe the quality or kind of a person, place or thing.
Lahore is a big city. (Big)
He is a loyal man. (Loyal)
Words such as ‘any, most, many’ and ‘few,’ along with numbers (e.g. all, no), are adjectives of quantity.
Adjectives of quantity describe the exact amount or approximate amount of noun.
Adjectives of quantity and adjectives of number both indicate an amount. The point of difference between adjectives of number and quantity is -adjectives of quantity represent an approximate quantity whereas adjectives of number represent the exact number.
Definite numeral adjectives indicate an exact number. These are of two types:
Cardinal: three, four five.
Ordinal: third; fifth; sixth.
Indefinite numeral adjectives: Indefinite numeral adjective tells how many, but it’s not specific.
Distributive numeral adjectives: distributive numeral adjective describes each member of a group.
Demonstrative adjective points out the importance of noun or pronoun while emphasizing its importance.
Which, what, whose, when are used with nouns to ask questions and are called an interrogative adjective.
Note: interrogative adjectives are which words that are similar to interrogative pronouns and modify a noun. These words cannot stand without a noun.
The word “what” is used as an exclamatory adjective.