Proper Adjectives

Adjectives are words that describe nouns and pronouns.

Proper nouns are nouns that name specific people, places, things, or ideas. Think of proper as meaning specific.

  • Notice that proper nouns always begin with a capital letter.
  • Examples of proper nouns: America, English, Paris

Proper Adjectives

Proper adjectives are adjectives that are formed from proper nouns.

Most proper adjectives identify people, places, languages, or groups.

  • Examples of proper adjectives: American cars, English grammar, Parisian scarf

Notice that proper adjectives are still performing the job of an adjective: They are all describing nouns.

Edited from source: English Grammar Revolution/Proper Adjectives