• ADJECTIVES
    ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

    ADJECTIVES

    Adjectives are words that modify nouns or noun-equivalents and fellow adjectives. The italicised words below are some examples of adjectives: Professor Stefano is a seasoned scholar. He is prolific. He has produced many good works of art. Some people are passing through hard times these days.   Classification of Adjectives Adjectives can be grouped into two broad classes according to the functions they perform: Determiners. Describers.   DETERMINERS Determiners are small adjectives which normally identify and precede nouns. They signal the approach of a noun and generally define or limit the meaning of the noun, restricting its application. The following are common examples of determiners in English Language:   1)…

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