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(a) I am happy.
(b) She is my cute baby.
in (a), the word happy is (pure) adjectives *). Happy modifies subjective pronoun (I). In (b), the word cute is an adjective and modifies the noun baby. In (a), adjective is used in a sentence, and in (b), cute is used in a phrase (cute baby).
Why To Modify
As a modifier, adjective has a main function to modify noun or pronoun. In other words, it gives a new information for the noun or the pronoun to make it more clearly for listeners or readers.
Noun as an Adjective
A noun can be as an adjective when it modifies (or give new information to) other noun in a phrase.
Biology is a noun and book is too. Which modifies which? Here, biology modifies book. When there is no biology, book does not have more clearly about what kinds of book it is.
Kinds of Adjectives
There are many kinds of adjectives in English, some of them are discussed below!
1. Adjective of Quality
2. Adjective of Quantity
3. Adjective of Number or Numeral Adjective
- 3.1. Definite Numeral Adjective
- 3.2. Indefinite Numeral Adjective
- 3.3. Distributive Numeral Adjective