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Proper Adjectives


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What is a proper adjective?
A proper adjective is an adjective that is obtained from the proper noun to which it refers.

Note: A capital letter should always be used for a proper adjective.


Sample Usage

1. The Indian cricket team had to split into two groups to travel to the venue as the bus could not accommodate all of them at one time.

Note: Here, the proper adjective 'Indian' is derived from the proper noun India.

2. The Principal informed the 6th Standard students that from the next year they could choose their Language subject - German, French or Spanish.

Note: Here, the proper adjective 'German' is derived from the proper noun Germany, 'French' from France and 'Spanish' from Spain.

3. The Australian swimmers were successful in defending their World Championship team title.

Note: Here, the proper adjective 'Australian' is derived from the proper noun Australia.


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