Adjectives 1
'Red' is the adjective in 'The red balloon'.

Adjectives 1

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Adjectives are 'describing words'. In the phrase 'the red balloon' the word 'red' is an adjective and the word 'balloon' is a noun. It is often the case that adjectives describe nouns.

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 = the heavy bag
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'/'plastic' are adjectives = the wooden chair
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 gray mouse frightened the timid little child.
A, mouse, the, child
A, the, timid, child
mouse, frightened, the, child
small, gray, timid, little
A SMALL GREY mouse frightened the TIMID LITTLE child
8.
Select the adjectives in the following sentence.
The colorful bird perched on the highest leafy branch.
bird, perched, branch
colorful, highest, leafy
perched, on, highest
The, the, branch
The COLORFUL 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 cookies are good but expensive ones are better.
are, good, are, better
biscuits, are, ones, are
biscuits, but, are, better
Cheap, good, expensive, better
CHEAP cookies are GOOD but EXPENSIVE ones are BETTER
Author:  Sue Daish

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