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Interrogative and Demonstrative Adjectives

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Interrogative and Demonstrative Adjectives

Interrogative Adjectives

Interrogative adjectives are words used to form a question. They are placed before a noun.

Which, what, and whose are interrogative adjectives.

 They are commonly used together with a noun to form questions.

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Which and what together with a nounare used to get more information about a topic.

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Whose is a question word asking for ownership. The examples below answer the question above by expressing ownership in two ways:

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Demonstrative Adjectives

Demonstrative adjectives point out people, places, or things. They must be placed before a noun.

Demonstrative adjectives differentiate between things or people that are near and things or people that are further away.

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These adjectives point out nouns that answer the question: which one? or which ones? 

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Demonstrative adjectives are common in everyday language but do not always point to people or things that are near or far.

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That book has a blue cover.

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These phones are black.

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The home of those students is South America.

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I go to this school.

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Demonstrative adjectives introduced in this section appear again in the Pronouns chapter.

Next: Practice – Interrogative and Demonstrative Adjectives