Monday, 20 January 2014

Independent Learning Log

T1W2

18/01/2014

Source(s) :  http://fos.iloveindia.com/types-of-adjectives.html
                    http://www.newslaundry.com/2012/02/news-and-the-adjective-story/
                    

What I did : 

          When I chanced upon an article speaking of adjectives, I realized that after so many years of studying English, I had forgotten the definition of adjectives, how to utilize them appropriately, and what they actually were, as I had only concentrated too much on other areas of English such as vocabulary, which waned my knowledge of adjectives; So I did some online research to find out more about what adjectives were, and as such how to properly use them.

What I learnt : 

          I learnt that the definition of adjectives was that they are words which are used to modify a noun or a pronoun. There are many different kinds of adjectives, which includes but are not limited to :

  1. Descriptive Adjectives
  2. Adjectives of Quantity
  3. Possessive Adjectives
Descriptive Adjectives :
Descriptive adjectives are adjectives that describe the noun or the noun phrases. For example, in the sentence "What a hot sausage!", the word 'hot' is the describing adjective of the noun 'sausage'.

Adjectives of Quantity :
Adjective of quantity talks about the quantity of the noun being talked about and shows the quantity or the numbers present in the sentence. For example, in the sentence "There are ten sausages roasting in the grill", the adjective 'ten' signifies the number of sausages in the grill.

Possessive Adjectives :
Possessive adjectives are used in a sentence to show possession of something or belongingness. They are similar to possessive pronouns and, in this case, are used as adjectives which modify a noun or a noun phrase. Words like "their", "our", "it's" etc. are used.

1 comment:

  1. Quite correct; adjectives are not really looked into. Maybe you could elaborate more about each type of adjective, like providing examples for the types. You could also use a bigger font.

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