Interrogative Adjectives and Demonstrative Adjectives

Interrogative Adjectives

Interrogative Adjectives are the interrogatory words that we use to ask question. Those are ‘whose’, ‘why’, ‘how’, ‘what’, ‘which’ and ‘where’. These adjectives don’t stand on their own that is Interrogative Adjectives are used with Nouns to ask question.

Here are some examples of interrogative adjectives-

  • Whose pen was it? (‘whose’ is an adjective that qualifies noun ‘pen’)
  • Whose papers are these?
  • Why did she change her previous job and shifted?
  • Why is she weeping?
  • How many books have you selected among those?
  • How many girls are there in the class?
  • How do you manage this?
  • What type of dictionary is it?
  • What are you talking about?
  • Which book will he buy?
  • Which site will you prefer to visit among these four?
  • Which house did you buy?
  • Which team won the match?
  • Where is he going?
  • Where did she meet her?

 

Demonstrative Adjectives 

Demonstrative Adjectives denote the particular person or thing.

We get demonstrative adjectives by questioning ‘which?’ to a thing or person.

Demonstrative adjectives are-

  •  this
  • that
  • these
  • those

‘This’ and ‘that’ for singular nouns

This‘ and ‘that‘ are used as demonstrative adjective for modifying singular nouns.

This‘ is used to explain about something nearby.

That‘ is used to explain about something farther away.

Here are some examples-

  • This girl is more beautiful than Prachi. (Which girl? Ans-this)
  • This computer is assembled.
  • That boy is more responsible than his mother. (Which boy? Ans- that)
  • That wall was painted by Sameer and not by Prachi.

 

‘These’ and ‘those’ for plural nouns

These‘ and ‘those‘ are used as demonstrative adjective for modifying plural nouns.

 ‘These‘ is used to explain about something nearby.

 ‘Those‘ is used to explain about something farther away.

Here are some examples-

  • These chairs are broken.
  • These trees are like palm.
  • Those buildings are built by a reputed builder.
  • Those are paper plates.
  • I like these things.

 

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