Do you "adjective" English well?!
A message void of adjectives is the least expressive one. Therefore adjectives are
somehow the backbone of any expression we want to make accurate and clear in encoding the
message. Adjectives help us respect real and straight communication rules. So, do you
"adjective" your messages so well that people can understand you well?
Without referring to the traditional definition of adjectives you can find in any dictionary,
let's make our way into talking about the standard role of adjectives in language. In English the
adjective is multi-functional. It is used essentially to describe an object but, in general, it is meant
to enrich and clarify ideas and lead the interlocutors to communicate eloquently. Adjectives,
thus, are seen in terms of six main kinds. They are as follows:
Of quality Demonstrative Distributive Quantitative Interrogative Possessive
I. Adjectives of quality
In English, these adjectives usually come before the nouns (objects) we intend to describe.
e.g.: "a nice friend" - "a blue jacket" - "an interesting film". Without the use of adjectives,
actually, we lose a lot; and we may be short in expressing our emotions, opinions, and the
impressions we have about a given subject. We are going to see to what extent the use of
adjectives (esp. adjectives of quality) is helpful in our interactive contact with the others?!
See this example:
Yesterday, I bought a car.
This sentence seems stiff and dull. It may make you respond to it indifferently because the
speaker is giving a vague idea about the car he had bought. Hi