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

 

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.

We use ‘this‘ to explain about something nearby and that‘ to explain about something farther away.

Here are some examples-

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

‘These’ and ‘those’ for plural nouns

These‘ and ‘those‘ are the demonstrative adjectives we use those for modifying plural nouns.

We use ‘these‘ to explain about something nearby and ‘those‘  to explain about something farther away.

Here are some examples-

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

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