Here are the different types of adjectives: descriptive adjectives, adjectives of quantity, demonstrative adjectives, and possessive adjectives. Among them, descriptive adjectives are probably the most common.
Among the different types of adjectives, descriptive adjectives (careless, black, small, long, fat, English, Mediterranean, three-cornered).are the most numerous. Remember that adjectives modify or describe nouns only and not verbs. Adjectives describe nouns that refer to action (kind act, hard work); state that comes after linking verbs (feel tired, was excited), or quality (strong wind, sad story).
Descriptive adjectives are the most numerous of the different types of adjectives. These adjectives describe nouns that refer to action, state, or quality (careless, dangerous, excited, sad, black, white, big, small, long, fat, English, Mediterranean, three-cornered).
Adjective of quantity
An adjective of quantity tells us the number (how many) or amount (how much) of a noun. But it doesn't say exactly how many or how much.
There are four words that are used as demonstrative adjectives: this, that, these, those. We use this and that with nouns to show the nouns are singular (this/that computer = one computer) and these and those with nouns to show they are plural (these/those ants = more than one ant).
A possessive adjective, also called a possessive determiner, expresses possession of a noun by someone or something by modifying the noun. Possessive adjectives are the same as possessive pronouns. All the possessive adjectives are listed in the following table:
Examples of possessive adjectives