As mentioned in the previous explanation, adjectives describe nouns or pronouns. Depending on the way they describe the noun or pronoun, adjectives can be grouped into these categories: demonstrative, descriptive, interrogative, and possessive. Here are some examples for each category:
Demonstrative (shows which noun the speaker refers to)
- Is this the computer that won’t reboot?
- What are those people doing?
- These books are on the correct shelf.
Descriptive (describes a quality of the noun or pronoun)
- I bought the blue shirt yesterday.
- She has innovative ideas to share with the team.
- The dog is large.
Interrogative (asks a question about a noun)
- What article will you read next?
- Which lesson are we on now?
- What time does class begin?
Possessive (indicates whose noun it is)
- Where are my shoes?
- His family wants to help organize the celebration.
- In our organization we have a different policy.
- Video (1:05) and examples of adjectives that help identify them by knowing suffixes.
- Video on the order of adjectives (5:48)