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I modify a Noun or Pronoun. I tell what kind, which one, how many, or how much.

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Adjective Table of Contents

An adjective modifies a noun or pronoun.

Modifying a noun:

My father is a brave man.

Modifying a pronoun:

He is brave.

Jake modifies.

An adjective tells what kind, which one, how much, or how many.

What kind:

I only wear purple shoes on Tuesdays.

Which one:

My dad always sits in the front row.

How much (quantity):

Please give me more chocolate.

How many (amount):

I would like seven chocolate bars.

Jake says hi to a platypus.


A possessive adjective modifies a noun, showing possession or ownership.

That is my box of Cap’n Crunch.

Your dog accidentally ate his homework.

Jake uses adjectives possesively.


A demonstrative adjective shows whether the noun it modifies is singular or plural and whether it is near or far.

I want this cake here instead of that cake over there.

Billy is about to throw these shoes at those people across the street.

Jake uses adjectives demonstratively.


An interrogative adjective is used to ask a question about a noun.

Which cars are the most awesome?

What dessert are you?

Jake uses adjectives interrogatively.


A comparative adjective is used to make a comparison between two nouns or pronouns.

This tree is taller than that one.

My brother is louder than my sister.

Jake uses adjectives comparatively.


A superlative adjective describes the extreme quality of something. It is used when talking about three or more nouns or pronouns.

That tree is the tallest tree in the forest.

My brother is the loudest member of our family.

Jake uses adjectives superlatively.

(Baby Adjectives)

The articles – a, an, and the - are the most frequently used adjectives. A and an are known as indefinite articles because they refer to a general noun. The is a definite article because it refers to a specific noun.

I think watching a movie is more fun than eating an artichoke.

I studied so hard for the test yesterday.

Jake shows some articles.