Examples of Interrogative Adjectives
An interrogative adjective is a word that asks for information about a noun.
- Which book do you want?In this sentence, the word which is an interrogative adjective; it asks information about the noun book.
In English, the words which what and whose are interrogatives adjectives when they come in front of a noun and are used to ask a question about that noun.
- Which is used to ask a question when a limited number of possible answers is implied.
- Which student is giving a presentation?The word which asks for information about the noun student
It implies Which student out of the limited number of students in the class.
- What is used to ask a question when an unlimited number of possible answers is implied.
- What flight are you taking to India?The word what asks for information about the noun flight.
It implies What flight out of the unlimited number of flights to India.
- Whose is used to ask question about ownership, in order to identify an owner of something.
- Whose house is this?In this sentence, the word whose is used to obtain information about who the house belongs to.
Interrogative adjectives therefore are used to ask a question. They are always followed by a noun or pronoun.
Note that interrogative adjectives differ from interrogative pronounsOpens in new window in the manner that the former is followed by a noun in a sentence. See example below: