read the following sentence:

whose book is this ?

why is the bold word an adjective, here?

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Whose is an adjective in the sentence as it is talking about the book. It is asking about the belongingness of the book which is a noun. 
An adjective is the one enhancing the meaning of the noun. Thus, whose becomes and adjective.


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i think because it describes somebody
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun. In this case, the word 'whose' describes the noun 'book' by asking it a question. Adjectives that ask question are known as Interrogative Adjective. So, whose is an interrogative adjective. 
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because it is telling more about the the adjective means to describe the noun . as we can see in these sentence the word WHOSE tells more about book.
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