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I do not have a clear understanding about adjectives and am having trouble identifying the adjective in the following sentence:

Sally doesn't have a sign.

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    There is no adjective in Sally doesn't have a sign. Unless your textbook thinks the indefinite article a is an adjective. Which would be unfortunate, because a is not an adjective. In the sentence Sally doesn't have a big sign there is an adjective, but not in the one you gave. Commented Apr 2, 2017 at 2:35
  • @JohnLawler What kind of weird textbooks say articles are adjectives? Is that a thing?
    – Dan Bron
    Commented Apr 2, 2017 at 11:04
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    Articles modify nouns, and to some teachers, that's the definition of an adjective. You have no idea how many stupid ideas there are floating around labelled as "English grammar". Commented Apr 2, 2017 at 14:01

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That's because the sentence in question doesn't have an adjective!

Here's a version with an adjective:

Sally doesn't have a big sign.

Big is an adjective that describes sign.

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