What is Numerical Adjective and its Types

Numerical Adjective: These adjectives are often regarded as adjectives of number that denote the number of nouns or their place or position in a certain order. It represents the exact number of nouns or pronouns with their position or place. It is used with the countable nouns. In this blog, we will discuss about numerical adjectives and their types.

As you have understood the definition of numerical adjectives, let’s delve deep to understand the types of adjectives of numbers.

Numerical Adjectives are of two types:

Definite numerical adjectives as the name denotes represent the exact number of nouns or pronouns. For example, three, four, seven, fourth, fifth. Definite Numerals are further divided into three types:

• Cardinals denote numbers (five, six, seven)
• Ordinals denote position (first, second, third)
• Multiplications denote the multiplication of a noun (single, double, triple)

Indefinite numerical adjectives are words that do not show the exact number. They imply the indefinite numbers. For example, all, some, many, few, several any, little, etc.

Difference Between Numerical and Quantitative Adjective

Some of the Indefinite Numerical Adjectives can be used as the Quantitative Adjectives. Key Points to understand:

• Indefinite numeral adjectives are placed before Countable Nouns whereas Quantitative Adjectives are used with Uncountable Nouns.
• Quantitative adjectives refer to the approximate quantity of nouns whereas Indefinite Numerical Adjectives refer to the exact number of the noun in a sentence.

For examples:

countable

She bought some apples. (Indefinite Numerical adjective)

uncountable

She bought some sugar.  (Quantitative Adjective)

countable

There are enough players in his team. (Indefinite Numerical Adjective)

uncountable

Identify suitable numerical adjectives in the following sentences:

1 Every creature is selfish by nature.

2  There is little milk left in the jug.

3. Rohan stood third in the class.

4. My mother has bought some mangoes.

5. There are a few flowers in the garden.

6.  A little knowledge is a dangerous thing.

7. Do you have any suggestions for me?

8. Each house in this colony is well-furnished.

9. There are enough tickets for playing the tombola.

10. Many students were late today.

1 Every creature is selfish by nature.

2  There is little milk left in the jug.

3. Rohan stood third in the class.

4. My mother has bought some mangoes.

5. There are a few flowers in the garden.

6.  A little knowledge is a dangerous thing.

7. Do you have any suggestions for me?

8. Each house in this colony is well-furnished.

9. There are enough tickets for playing the tambola.

10. Many students were late today.

FAQs

Q1 What is a Numerical Adjective?

Ans Numerical Adjectives refer to the exact number of nouns or the certain position or place of a noun in the sentence. For example, there are twenty toffees in my bag.

Q2 Name different kinds of numerical adjectives.

Ans There are two different kinds of numerical adjectives: