A word that pictures or points out something in regard to a name word is called an Adjective
Adjectives that describe only are called Descriptive Adjectives
, such as vigorous, beautiful, charming, active, weak.
Adjectives that point out or limit are called Limiting Adjectives
, such as same, former, latter, few, some.
Demonstrative pronouns may be pure adjectives when they
limit the meaning of a name word or its substitute. The limiting adjectives a
are sometimes called the Indefinite Articles
the Definite Article
Picture words may be derived from common name words, as a manly voice, a businesslike manner;
they may be derived from proper name words, such as an English product, a French delicacy.
Picture words may be used to denote three degrees of comparisonPositive
. The comparative and the superlative of short adjectives are
formed respectively by adding er
to the positive. The comparative and the superlative of long adjectives are formed respectively by preceding the positive with more