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Adjectives 01
'Red' is the adjective in 'The red balloon'.

Adjectives 01

This KS3 English quiz takes a look at adjectives. Adjectives are "describing words". In the phrase "the red balloon" the word "red" is an adjective and the word "balloon" is a noun. Adjectives modify nouns and pronouns.

Adjectives can tell you what an object looks like, what its size is and how it feels to the touch. They can describe people and places in the same way. In the sentence "It was a warm, sunny, breezy day", the adjectives modifying the noun "day" are "warm", "sunny" and "breezy". In the sentence "He examined the old weather-beaten chest", the adjectives modifying the noun "chest" are "old" and "weather-beaten".

Adjective also describe feelings. The words "sorrowful", "miserable", "excited", "placid" and "jolly" are adjectives. Sometimes you'll see that adjectives might not be next to the noun which they modify. In the sentence "She was thrilled to win the prize", the adjective "thrilled" modifies the pronoun "she".

Try and use a variety of adjectives to make your writing more descriptive and more interesting.

1.
Select the adjectives in the following sentence.
The road comprised large houses and a tiny shop.
comprised, and
houses, shop
large, tiny
road, large
The road comprised LARGE houses and a TINY shop
2.
Select the adjectives in the following sentence.
The old book had lost its original cover long ago.
book, cover
lost, long
old, original
The, its
The OLD book had lost its ORIGINAL cover long ago
3.
Select the adjectives in the following sentence.
The long transporter delivered the new car today.
delivered, today
long, new
The, the
transporter, car
The LONG transporter delivered the NEW car today
4.
Select the adjectives in the following sentence.
This bag is heavy but that bag is light.
bag, bag
heavy, light
is, is
This, that
"Heavy" and "light" are adjectives
5.
Select the adjectives in the following sentence.
That chair is wooden but this chair is plastic.
chair, chair
is, is
That, this
wooden, plastic
"Wooden" and "plastic" are adjectives
6.
Select the adjectives in the following sentence.
The quick brown fox jumped over the slow white dog.
jumped, over, the, dog
quick, brown, slow, white
The, fox, the, dog
The, jumped, over, the
You can use several adjectives to describe a noun
7.
Select the adjectives in the following sentence.
A small grey mouse frightened the timid little child.
A, mouse, the, child
A, the, timid, child
mouse, frightened, the, child
small, grey, timid, little
A SMALL GREY mouse frightened the TIMID LITTLE child
8.
Select the adjectives in the following sentence.
The colourful bird perched on the highest leafy branch.
bird, perched, branch
colourful, highest, leafy
perched, on, highest
The, the, branch
The COLOURFUL bird perched on the HIGHEST LEAFY branch
9.
Select the adjectives in the following sentence.
An interesting article appeared in our local newspaper.
An, our
article, newspaper
in, our
interesting, local
An INTERESTING article appeared in our LOCAL newspaper
10.
Select the adjectives in the following sentence.
Cheap biscuits are good but expensive ones are better.
are, good, are, better
biscuits, are, ones, are
biscuits, but, are, better
Cheap, good, expensive, better
CHEAP biscuits are GOOD but EXPENSIVE ones are BETTER

 

Author:  Sue Daish

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