I’m revisiting/studying about adjectives in “Adjectives” at Capital Community College Guide to Grammar and Writing. First I learn that articles are adjectives, but then there follows a paragraph in which all adjectives in a quote from Thomas Wolfe’s Look Homeward, Angel are highlighted.
Interestingly, the first thing I noticed was that the articles were not being highlighted as adjectives. Further reading, the farmer is described as one who comes weekly with printed butter, eggs, and milk but this is also not highlighted as adjective.
More importantly I began to contemplate that when more information is provided about any object, it could be regarded as adjective. For instance along the last lines, there is bakery-oven in the wind and I’m thinking in the wind should also be an adjective, but then that may result to concluding that smell of India in the smell of India tea could also be argued to be an adjective, and I’m feeling like I now have a distorted view of what adjectives really are. Could someone help me out? I’m also looking for best possible exhaustive references for learning about adjectives and other parts of speech. Thanks.