This post helps us understand what a proper adjective is and how it is used in English.
What is a proper adjective in English?
Proper adjective definition: A proper adjective is a word that is formed from a proper noun. Since it comes from a proper noun, it has to be capitalized.
One might need to brush up on proper nouns to understand proper adjectives better.
We usually use a proper adjective to modify a noun in terms of where it comes from (the origination of the noun). Italy is a proper noun, and when we refer to something that comes from it, we use the proper adjective ‘Italian‘.
In the example “This is an Italian restaurant”, the word ‘Italian’ is a proper adjective that’s modifying the noun ‘restaurant‘. Associating it with the country Italy indicates that it (the restaurant) serves food that comes from or is prevalent in Italy.
A list of proper adjectives (places)
|Proper noun (countries)||Proper adjective|
- Indian government takes very good care of its citizens.
- UFC has a lot of Brazilian fighters in the organization.
- My father loves Iranian movies.
- I am a huge fan of Chinese food.
- This cafe is famous for Danish cakes.
- Hrithik Roshan is called a Greek god.
- These people have come here to explore the Indian culture.
- I love Swiss candies.
|Proper noun (Region/continent)||Proper adjective|
|Middle East||Middle Eastern|
|North Africa||North African|
|South America||South America|
|Southeast Asia||Southeast Asian|
- Most European countries are very developed.
- Chapati is a common type of bread in Asian culture.
- UFC has 3 African champions currently.
- Hausa is one of the North African tribes.
- He is often seen in Middle Eastern movies.
|Proper noun (people)||Proper adjective|
- I strongly believe in Buddhist practices.
- Reading the Marxist theory would help you write the paper.
- My friend Tory is a huge fan of Shakespearean plays.
- You can’t completely be against the Darwinian view without knowing it completely.
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