A word that is used with a noun to describe or point out the person, animal, place, or thing which the noun names, or to tell the number or quantity is called an Adjective. An adjective is a word used with a noun to adjoin something for its meaning.
- Priti is a brilliant student.
Here in the above example, adjective brilliant is used along with the noun student.
After completing this lesson, you will be able to define emphasizing adjectives.
Adjectives used attributively:-
Adjectives that are placed before a noun or pronoun are defined as attributive adjectives or adjectives used attributively.
- Rohan has a pink pencil box.
- John has returned from a long vacation
- Aadi’s father gave him a small cake.
Adjectives used predicatively:-
Adjectives are placed after the verbs for example grow, become, be, seem or look then it is called predicate adjectives or adjectives which are used predicatively.
- The squirrel is brown.
- The lotus is fresh.
- After the long drive, Rati looks tired.
The adjectives used in a sentence for emphasis are called as emphasizing adjectives. They highlight or show importance of a particular person or an object in the sentence. A sentence will make complete sense, even without using emphasizing adjectives.
Consider the following example:-
- This is the very bike my brother wants to buy in this sentence.
The word very is used as an emphasizing adjectives. It is used to highlight the importance of the car here. It heightens the effect of the noun car that it modifies
Now, consider the second example:-
- This is the bike my brother wants to buy.
In this sentence the emphasizing adjective very is removed, but it still makes complete sense.
Emphasizing adjectives are used to emphasize the nouns they modify, they do not impact the meaning of the sentence. They simply describe the things actions or feelings in a more effective way.
( Objects / Feelings/ action…. etc)
Lets see some examples:-
- Kriti you did Some common mistakes.
- Your benevolent attitude.
- I saw a unicorn with my own eyes.
- Ashis gets total loss of 2lakhs in share market.
- That is the very PS5, Which i wanted for my birthday.
Sometimes Emphasizing adjective and adverb of degree are both similar in appearance an emphasizing adjective qualifies a noun, where as an adverb of degree can modify a verb, an adjective or an adverb.
Lets have a look at these examples:-
- Mom baked some delicious cookies.
- I saw the thieves with my own eyes.
Now Trisha and Punit have a comprehensive knowledge about emphasizing adjectives, and they are ready for the competition.
Emphasizing adjectives and adverbs of degree: same or different?
There are times when both emphasizing adjectives and adverbs of degree are very much alike. However, emphasizing adjectives qualifies a noun. Whereas the adverb of degree reshapes a verb, an adjective, or an adverb.
Let us understand this with an example:-
- This is the very perfume that I want to buy.
- Sammy is a very sweet girl.
In the first sentence, the word very qualifies the noun perfume. Whereas in the second sentence the word very is used as an adverb or degree as it reshapes the adjective quiet.
Importance of emphasizing adjectives:-
When we speak or write a sentence it is important to express our thoughts clearly so that everyone understands. This is the reason that adjectives are important: they add meaning to a sentence and help in expressing thoughts clearly. Similarly emphasizing adjectives are used to mark attention to the nouns they reshape. Though if we don’t use emphasizing adjectives the sentence will make complete sense but we use emphasizing adjectives to highlight certain actions, feelings, etc.
- I wanted the very birthday cake for my son’s birthday.
The adjective very highlights that she wanted the specific cake for her son’s birthday.
In another sentence,
I want a birthday cake for my son’s birthday.
this sentence also makes complete sense. Thus, we use emphasizing adjectives to express the thoughts more appropriately.
Let us revise the important points about emphasizing adjectives :-
- The adjective used in a sentence for emphasis are called as emphasizing adjectives.
- Emphasizing adjectives Highlight, or show importance of a particular person or an object in the sentence.
- A sentence will make complete sense, even without using emphasizing adjectives.
- Emphasizing adjectives are used to emphasize the nouns they modify.
- Emphasizing adjectives, describe the things, actions or feelings in a more effective way.
- Sometimes emphasizing adjectives and adverbs of degree are both similar in appearance.
- An emphasizing adjective qualifies a noun, whereas an adverb of degree can modify a verb, an adjective or an adverb.
Exercise and Examples:-
Identify the emphasizing adjectives in the following sentences:-
- My grandfather asked our neighbors to mind their own business.
- The principal got furious and asked the teacher to mind her own language.
- She was removed from the class for speaking utter nonsense.
- I was dismayed by his absolute ignorance.
- This is the very dog that my sister wants.
- Having fun in winter mornings is pure bliss.
- What are the total marks you got in the exam?
- What a perfect day.
- You are responsible for your own troubles.
- My son made the entire presentation on his own.
Answers: 1: own, 2: own, 3: utter, 4: absolute, 5: very, 6: pure, 7: total, 8: perfect, 9: own, 10: own