A D J E C T I V E S
Adjectives modify nouns and pronouns.
Descriptive adjectives include tidy, pretty, handsome and tall.
The young lady was considered to be pretty and her escort, handsome.
These forms of adjectives are capitalized. Some proper adjectives are Canadian, American, English, European and St. Lucian.
The Canadian government has its capital in Ottawa, Ontario.
These adjectives are a, an and the.
Mr. Maxwell is not only a father but also an uncle and the person most respected in the family.
The possessive adjectives include my, your, his, her, its, our and their. These words are similar to possessive pronouns; however, they are used as adjectives and modify a noun or a noun phrase.
My friend is also your friend and his knowledge is helpful when doing our homework.
Degrees of Comparison
There are three levels of comparison: positive - not compared to anything, comparative - compares two or more persons or things and superlative - compares three or more persons or things.
Positive: Jackie was pretty.
Comparative: Jackie was prettier than Joan.
Superlative: Jackie was the prettiest girl at the dance.
Note: Some adjectives need more than and the most to form the comparison as in:
Samuel was intelligent.
Samuel was more intelligent than John.
Samuel was the most intelligent of all the students in the class.
These adjectives limit the noun they qualify: this, that, these, those, few, many, several and three (and other numbers).
These books are very informative.
Many people enjoyed the performance.