ENGLISH GRAMMAR - ADJECTIVESQUESTIONS BOX
What are some common suffixes for adjectives?What is the attributive position of the adjective?What is its position?What meaning is suggested by –ing participles as adjectives (active meaning)What meaning is suggested by –ed participles as adjectives (passive meaning)Give some examples of a compound adjective – an English-speaking audienceGroups of Adjectives – order – What is the usual order?Opinion- size- quality/ character – age- shape –colour-participles-origin-material-type-purpose
1. FOUR Features /characteristics of ADJECTIVES
Function – pre-modify a noun, positioned between Determiner and the Head of the noun phraseII.
Function – as Subject or Object complementIII.
Can be pre-modified by intensifiers (are
very, not very, somewhat, rather
Can take on Comparative and Superlative forms (are
1. Not all adjs. exhibit all features;2. Features 3 and 4 may be exhibited in the same way in words3. Adjs that are both Attributive and Predicative are called
2. Typical adjective endings : -
-able, -ible acceptable, suitable, capable, credible-al accidental, seasonal, dictatorial, political-ed frenzied, crooked, wicked, kindhearted-fuI careful, faithful, doubtful, lawful-ic romantic, dramatic, historic, dynamic-ish childish, foolish, smallish, feverish-ive active, comprehensive, defective, affirmative-less careless, reckless, hopeless, harmless-ous famous, glorious, ambitious, erroneous-y tasty,- moody, heavy, hungry.