Kind of Adjectives

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There are many kinds of adjectives, among others are:

1. Possessive Adjectives

Possessive adjectives, also known as possessive determiners, are a part of speech that modifies a noun by attributing possession (or other sense of belonging) to someone or something, (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Possessive_adjective).

Possessive adjectives modify nouns by telling whom they belong to. They answer the question Whose. Actually possessive adjectives are like possessive pronoun, yet possessive adjectives are used as adjectives that modify nouns or noun phrases. Possessive pronouns are not used to modify nouns or noun phrases.

Possessive adjectives come before the real adjectives as in my beautiful read skirt, not beautiful red my skirt.


The possessive adjectives among others are my, your, his, her, its, our and their. Another form of possessive adjective is by adding the suffix -’s as in Regia’s book or in anybody’s opinion. Be careful not to be mistaken with its and it’s; its is the possessive adjective whereas it’s is the short form of it is. You see that all of Possessive adjectives show definiteness (clearly true or real; unambiguous), like the definite article the.

To build more comprehensive understanding, please pay attention to the following use of possessive adjectives in sentences.

1. I did my English test smoothly because I had prepared it well.

In the sentence above, the possessive adjective my modifies English test and the noun phrase my English test serves as the object of the verb did.

2. I will return your novel tomorrow.

In the sentence above, the possessive adjective your modifies novel and the noun phrase your novel serves as the object of the verb return.

3. His car is in the garage for repair.

In the sentence above, the possessive adjective his modifies car and the noun phrase his car serves as the subject of the sentence.

4. We like her good job.

In the sentence above, the possessive adjective her modifies good job and the noun phrase her good job serves as the object of the verb like.

5. Its color is nice to see.

In the sentence above, the possessive adjective its modifies color and the noun phrase Its color serves as the subject of the sentence.

6. You must come to our wedding party next Sunday.

In the sentence above, the possessive adjective our modifies wedding party and the noun phrase our wedding party serves as the object of preposition to.

7. We trust their honest confession.

In the sentence above, the possessive adjective their modifies honest confession and the noun phrase their honest confession serves as the object of the verb trust.

8. They love Regia’s beautiful sites.

In the sentence above, the suffix -’s in Regia functions as possessive adjective which modifies beautiful sites and the noun phrase Regia’s beautiful sites serves as the object of the verb love.

9. X: Whose purse is this?
Y: It is Regia’s purse.

Or you can say It is regia’s (possessive pronoun); but remember possessive pronoun is not used to modify noun or noun phrase.

Note:
Like other adjectives, possessive adjectives may be modified with an adverb, though this is uncommon. The adverbs more, less, or as much … as (comparative) or mostly (superlative) sometimes appear, for example in This is more my team than your team, This is less my team than your team, This is as much my team as your team, and This is mostly my team. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Possessive_adjective)

2. Demonstrative Adjectives

3. Interrogative Adjectives

4. Indefinite Adjectives

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