what is a proper adjective?

What is a proper adjective?

Proper adjectives come from proper nouns. Proper adjectives are very specific and, furthermore, used within the outline of a noun. This is often a daily adjective.

Proper adjectives are words or sets of words that modify or describe a noun or pronoun. After modification, adjectives can come before or after.

Proper adjectives are made from proper nouns and modify nouns and pronouns. A proper noun is a particular name used for any person, place, or thing; it typically resembles their original proper nouns but has some sort of alternative end.


a). He lives in the USA (proper noun)

b) He likes the US holidays. (Proper adjective)

These adjectives start with capitalization.

a). When she lived in China, Liz ate a lot of Chinese food.

If proper adjectives have a prefix, the prefix itself is never capitalized.

However, the proper adjective itself is still capitalized.

a)  In pre-Columbian America, corn was the Only cultivated cereal.

Names of places: (city, country, and continents)

Person Name :(John, Maria, Sylvester, etc)

The Proper Adjective Examples:

It  has two forms:

  1. The adjective is formed by the proper nouns.
  2. A proper noun is used as an Adjective.
Proper Nouns


Proper Adjectives
Paris Paris Fragrance
Swiss Zealand Swiss Zealand Scenery
Japan Japan technology
Russian   Russian Army
China This is a Chinese food
Proper Nouns


Proper Adjectives
William Shakespeare Shakespearean
Harold Koontz A Koontzian Theory on Management
Albert Einstein Einsteinian
Adolf Hitler Hitlerian
Mahatma Gandhi Gandhian
Jesus Christ Christian

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