Adjectives Examples with Rules: Rules for using adjectives in the correct way in sentences in different cases.
So in this post, I will share the English Spotting Error Rules-Adjective to make remember in an easy manner, while you focusing on correction of sentences or spotting error part of English grammar part of competitive exams.
Before that you have to know what is the adjective means and what it indicates in the sentence then go for the agreement of the adjective in different cases, then it is easy for you.
An adjective is nothing but, nature or quality of the thing or person used to describe them in any way like in age, time, shape, size, feeling, color, quality, sound and taste parameters.
While using cardinal and ordinals together, ordinal always precedes the cardinal.
Example: The five first girls will be given the opportunity. (Incorrect)
The first five girls will be given the opportunity. (Correct)
Adjective of quantity (some, much, little, enough, all, no, any, great half, sufficient, whole, no, any) is used for uncountable nouns only.
Example: I ate a few rice. (Incorrect)
I ate some rice. (Correct)
Note: Few is used for countable nouns.
Numeral adjectives are used for countable noun only and they show how many persons or things are meant or in what order a person or thing stands.
Example: I have taught you little things. (Incorrect)
I have taught you a few things. (Correct)
“Elder” and “Eldest” words should be used for persons only and for members of the same family only. Older and Oldest are used for both things and persons.
Example: She is my older sister. (Incorrect)
She is my elder sister. (Correct)
The comparative adjectives superior, inferior, senior, junior, prior, anterior, posterior, prefer etc. should be followed by “to” instead of “than”.
Example: He is senior than me. (Incorrect)
He is senior to me. (Correct)
All Adjectives which refer to the same noun should be in the same degree of comparison.
Example: He is the wisest and honest worker in the office. (Incorrect)
He is the wisest and most honest worker in the office. (Correct)
“Each” is used in speaking of two or more things, “every” is used in speaking of more than two.
Example: Every of the two girls will get an award. (Incorrect)
Each of the two boys will get an award. (Correct)
Adjectives like unique, ideal, entire, chief, square and round, full, extreme, complete, universal, which do not admit degrees of comparison should not be compared.
Example: It is the most unique thing. (Incorrect)
It is a unique thing. (Correct)
Later, latest refer to time, latter and last refer to the position.
Example: I reached at 9 am. But he was latter than I expected.(Incorrect)
I reached at 9 am. But he was later than I expected. (Correct)
Double comparatives and superlatives should not be used.
Example: He is most cleverest boy in the class (Incorrect)
He is the cleverest boy in the class.(Correct)
Farther means more distant or advanced; Further means additional;
Example: She insisted on farther improvement.(Incorrect)
She insisted on further improvement. (Correct)
When two persons or things are compared, it is important that the same parts of things should be compared.
Example: The population of Bombay is greater than Delhi.(Incorrect)
The population of Bombay is greater than that of Delhi. (Correct)
To express quantity or degree “some” is used in affirmative sentences, any in negative or interrogative sentences.
Example: Have you bought some apples? (Incorrect)
Have you bought any apples? (Correct)
When the comparison is made by means of a superlative, the thing compared should include the class of things with which it is compared.
Example: He is the strongest of all other men. (Incorrect)
He is the strongest of all men. (Correct)
In comparing two things, the comparative degree adjective should be used. the superlative degree adjective should not be used.
Example: Which is the best of two things? (Incorrect)
Which is the better of two things? (Correct)
When the comparison is made by means of a comparative, the thing compared should be excluded from the class of things with which it is compared by using “other” or some such word.
Example: He is cleverer than any boy in the class. (Incorrect)
He is cleverer than any other boy in the class. (Correct)
When two qualities of the same person or thing are compared, the comparative in -er is not used. “More” is used for this purpose.
Example: He is wiser than brave. (Incorrect)
He is more wise than brave. (Correct)
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