Adjectives are those words which describe nouns or pronouns. Interrogative Adjectives are one among the seven types of Adjectives. Interrogative Adjectives are words which qualify or modify nouns and indicate questions. Interrogative Adjectives help to seek answers to queries of people.
Unlike other Adjectives, there are only few interrogative Adjectives. They are as follows:
Now, let us understand Interrogative Adjectives more clearly with help of examples:
|used to ask questions about animals and non-living things.
We use it to get some specific answer.
|used to ask questions about people||
|used to ask questions to know the manner of how actions take place||
|used to ask questions about place.||
|used to ask reason behind occurrence of actions||
- Interrogative Adjectives and Interrogative Pronouns have almost same set of words so we should understand their use properly. Both are similar but unlike Interrogative Pronouns Interrogative Adjectives cannot stand independently.
Interrogative Adjectives are used to support nouns/pronouns whereas Interrogative Pronouns are used to replace nouns.
We can differentiate between Interrogative Adjectives and Interrogative Pronouns by seeing what follows them. Interrogative Adjectives are followed by nouns while verbs are seen to be following Interrogative Pronouns.
What are you cleaning? (used as Interrogative Pronoun, followed by verb)
What thing are you cleaning? (used as Interrogative Adjective, followed by noun)
Two Interrogative Adjectives What and Which are very similar. However, there is a difference. What is used when we are not aware of the available options whereas Which is used when we have options available to select from.
What movie did you go to see? (We don’t know the options)
Which movie did you watch – Terminator or Snow White?