I have been wondering what type of adjective long is, quantity or quality?


It is a qualitative adjective:

Qualitative adjectives describe the qualities of a person or thing – whether they are large or small, happy or sad, etc. This type of adjective is gradable.

For example:

  • a fairly tall man

  • a very boring film

  • a really long holiday

  • an extremely expensive car


A quantitative adjective modifies a noun by indicating a number/quantity It can be either cardinal or ordinal number.

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