What are proper adjectives?
How to use proper adjectives?
1) An adjective is a word or set of words that modifies (i.e. describes) a noun (e.g. girl, boy etc.) or pronoun (e.g. we, it etc.). Adjectives may come before or after the word they modify.
This is a cute cat. This cat is cute.
2) There are many kinds of adjectives. Among them there is a category of proper adjectives. Proper adjectives are formed from proper nouns and modify nouns and pronouns.
I love Italian culture.
A proper noun is the specific name used for any person, place, or thing. Proper adjectives typically look like their original proper nouns but have some sort of alternative ending in order to make them adjectives.
He lives in America. (proper noun)
He likes American holidays. (proper adjective)
Proper adjectives are derived from proper nouns. For this reason, they are capitalized.
When she lived in China, Liz ate a lot of Chinese food.
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