Grade 5 | English | Adjective, Noun, Pronoun and Adjectives, Olympiad, CBSE, ICSE, SOF, ITO
An adjective is a word which describes a noun or pronoun. Adjectives can add important information like quality, quantity or even used to compare the noun or pronoun. E.g. a wise man, a red box etc.
An adjective can also describe another adjective. E.g. A giant wild elephant.
Types of adjectives :
Imp concept: Every though looks like plural but is used for referring all the members of a group individually. Thus it should be treated as a singular.
Wrong: Every student love maths.
Correct: Every student loves maths.
You can also say: All students love maths.
Wrong: Every babies are cute.
Correct: Every baby is cute.
Degrees of Adjective:
Rules for degrees:
1. When the adjective is monosyllable word (a word having only one vowel sound) then we add "er" at the end for comparative and "est" for superlative degrees.
E.g. Big - Bigger - Biggest.
Few words having 2 syllables are also treated the same way. E.g. Wise, Loud etc.
2. When the adjective has 2 or more than 2 syllables then we put "more" before the word for comparative and "most" for superlative degrees.
E.g. Intelligent - More Intelligent - Most Intelligent.
3. Irregular forms: Some adjectives have totally different words in their comparative and superlative forms.
Good - Better - Best.
Bad - Worse - Worst.
Little - Less - Least.
Much - More - Most.
Imp concept: "The" is used before the superlative form of adjectives to denote their definiteness.
Wrong: Riya is a best dancer in our school.
Wrong: Riya is best dancer in our school.
Correct: Riya is the best dancer in our school.