Glossary

A word class that describes, identifies or quantifies a noun or a pronoun.

Different types of adjectives include:

  • number or quantity adjectives (for example, ‘twelve’, ‘several’)
  • possessive adjectives (for example, ‘my’, ‘his’)
  • descriptive adjectives (for example, ‘beautiful’, ‘ancient’)
  • comparative adjectives (for example, ‘shorter,’ ‘more difficult’)
  • classifying adjectives (for example, ‘wooden’ (box), ‘passenger’ (vehicle).