Adjective, it's types and categories

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Contents Introduction 1. Definition of the term adjectives 2. How do adjectives make speech more expressive? 3. Grammatical overview of english adjectives 4. Degrees of comparison of adjectives Conclusion Bibliography Introduction The theme of my course paper sounds as following: «Adjective, its types and categories». Before beginning of investigation in our theme, I would like to say some words dealt with the theme of my course paper. 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 multifunctional. 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. Standing on such ground, I would like to point out tasks and aims of my work 1. The first task of my work is to give definition to term «adjective». 2. The second task is to describe the role of adjectives in our speech. 3. The last task of my work is to characterize adjectives from grammatical point of view. In our opinion the practical significance of our work is hard to be overvalued. This work reflects modern trends in linguistics and we hope it would serve as a good manual for those who wants to master modern English language. Also this work can be used by teachers of English language for teaching English grammar. The present work might find a good way of implying in the following spheres: 1. In High Schools and scientific circles

of linguistic kind it can be successfully used by teachers and philologists as modern material for writing research works dealing with English adjectives. 2. It can be used by teachers of schools, lyceums and colleges by teachers of English as a practical manual for teaching English grammar. 3. It can be useful for everyone who wants to enlarge his/her knowledge in English. After having proved the actuality of our work, I would like to describe the composition of it: My work consists of four parts: introduction, the main part, conclusion and bibliography. Within the introduction part we gave the brief description of our course paper. The main part of the work includes several items. There we discussed such problems as main features of English adjectives, described their role in

English language, and gave grammatical characteristics of them. In the conclusion to our work we tried to draw some results from the scientific investigations made within the present course paper. In bibliography part we mentioned some sources which were used while compiling the present work. It includes linguistic books and articles dealing with the theme, a number of used dictionaries and encyclopedias and also some internet sources. 1. Definition of the Term Adjectives An adjective is a word which acts to modify a noun in a sentence. While adjectives play a large role in many languages – such as English – many other languages have no adjectives at all. In English the set of adjectives is fairly well understood, though some people include other parts of speech – such as

articles like the – in the class of adjectives. There are two main roles an adjective may take in a sentence, and with a few exceptions each adjective is able to take either role just as easily. The first role is to act as a predicative adjective, in which the adjective modifies a preceding noun as a predicate, linked by a verb. An example of a predicative adjective can be found in the sentence: A zebra is striped. in which the adjective striped is linked the subject of the sentence, zebra, by use of the copula verb to be in the is form. The second role an adjective may take is as an attributive adjective, in which it modifies a noun by being linked directly to the noun as part of the noun phrase. An example of an attributive adjective may be seen in the sentence: ‘The