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. – John Lawler Apr 2 '17 at 2:35
  • @JohnLawler What kind of weird textbooks say articles are adjectives? Is that a thing? – Dan Bron Apr 2 '17 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". – John Lawler Apr 2 '17 at 14:01

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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