How can you tell a pronoun and adjective apart?

1 Answer
Oct 20, 2016

A pronoun takes the place of a noun, while an adjective describes, qualifies or modifies a noun.


Pronouns replace nouns or act as nouns; for example, he, she, it, they, we, I, them, their, my, etc.

Adjectives are describing words that qualify or modify nouns; they usually (though not always) precede the noun they modify. They can also modify pronouns. For example: the heavy tome; the buttery scone; the sea was restless ; he is listless today.