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Adjectives are words that describe or tell us more about a person, a

place, an animal or a thing in the sentence


Adjective describing a person The beautiful girl was lost
Adjective describing a thing - She wore a long dress, they bought an
expensive car
The poor child wore torn clothes
Adjectives of quantity tells us the amount or number of things
Answers the question how much or how many
She had a little rice before going out
I need four eggs to make this cake
Interrogative adjectives
Used to ask questions
Which or whose, which ring do you like? Whose pen is this?
She was excited when her name was called out as one of the prize
winners
I am afraid to go there alone verb am, was
he is to young to baby-sit
This piece of wood is too long to fit into the car
Possessive adj, to show possessions or ownership
Personal pronouns, Possesive adjectives
I, you , he ,she , we they
Mine, your, his, her, ours, their
Place on your books on my table
She packed her clothes last night
Henryu took his pet hamster to the animal clinic
Do you want to borrow our tools?

ADJECTIVE
WorksheetNo1
UnderlinetheAdjectivesofqualityinthefollowingsentences.
1. Ramahasabigfarm.
2. Ihaveredflowers.
3. Thisisayellowturban.
4. Socrateswasagreatphilosopher.
5. Mumbaiisabusycity.
6. Kalaisanintelligentgirl.
7. Shivajiwasabraveman.
8. Thisplanthassmall,yellowflowers.
9. Thecamelisaveryusefulanimal.
10. Doyoulikesweetapples?

ADJECTIVE
WorksheetNo:1
Tellwhethertheunderlinedadjectiveisattributiveor
predicative.WriteA for attributive and P for predicative adjective
inthebracketgivenbesidetheeachsentence.

1. Newtonwasagreatscientist.

( )

2. Sumanwaslazy.

( )

3. Lookatthathugeanimal.

( )

4. Alpalikesspicyfood.

( )

5. Chetakwasabravehorse.

( )

6. Theroomwasempty.

( )

7. Acowisausefulanimal.

( )

8. Ourservantishonest.

( )

9. Arunhastwoballoons.

( )

10. Thatcrowisfoolish.

( )

ADJECTIVE
WorksheetNo:3
UnderlinetheAdjectivesofquantityinthefollowingsentences.
1.

Alittleworkisbetterthannowork.

2.

Thepoordonothaveenoughmoney.

3.

Hehasdedicatedhiswholelifetothenation.

4.

Haveyougotanymoneyinyourpocket?

5.

Wehavesufficientspices.

6.

Thewholeclasswassilent.

7.

Thecowatesomefood.

8.

Therehasbeenmuchsnowfallthisyear.

9.

Ilentyouthelittlemoney,Ihad.

10. Sheshowedmuchwisdom.

ADJECTIVE
WorksheetNo:4
Tellwhichkindofnumeraladjectivetheboldwordisandwritethemin
totheboxgivenbelow.
1.

Someofmyfriendsliveabroad.

2.

Neitherboywastrue.

3.

Everyboywasintheclass.

4.

Alltheboyswereinawhiteuniform.

5.

Eachpersonshouldobeytrafficrules.

6.

Thefirstboygottheprize.

7.

Manychildrenliketoplayindoorgames.

8.

Meenagotthefifthrank.

9.

Anyboycandothatsum.

10. Parulhastwopens.

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ADJECTIVE
WorksheetNo:5
UnderlinetheDemonstrativeadjectiveinthefollowingsentences.
1.

Ilikethatflower.

2.

Shelikesthesedresses.

3.

Thosestarsareinthesky.

4.

ThatstariscalledtheNorthStar.

5.

HaveyoureadthisbookwhichIamreading?

6.

DoyouliketheseshoesthatIamwearing?

7.

Willyougivemethatpenforthissilverpencil?

8.

Iboughttheseapplesfromthatshopinthestreet.

9.

Thoseboysarenotworkinghard.

10. Theseexercisesaremoredifficultthanthoseexercisesthatwedid
onpagetwo.

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ADJECTIVE
WorksheetNo:6
UnderlinetheInterrogativeadjectiveinthefollowingsentences.
1.

Whichwayshallwegonow?

2.

Whatageishe?

3.

Whichteacherdoyoulike?

4.

Whosesarisarethose?

5.

Whatkindoftoydoesthechildlike?

6.

Whichbookisyours?

7.

Whosewordsdidyouquote?

8.

Whosefatherisapoliceinspector?

9.

Whichsongdoesgrandfatherlike?

10. Whatcolourisyourcar?

ADJECTIVE
WorksheetNo:8
Readthefollowingparagraphandtellwhichkindofadjectivethebold
wordis.
Mr.Daveis my favoriteteacher.HeteachesusEnglish.Heis smart and
handsome. He knows many games. He also tells us interesting stories while
teaching.Healwayskeepssomesweetsinhiscupboard.Hegivessweettothose
studentswhogive correct answer.Healsoguidesus which bookstoreadfrom
library.Heisreallyagoodteacher.
1.

my..........................

2.

smart..........................

3.

handsome...........................

4.

many..........................

5.

interesting......................

6.

some..........................

7.

those..........................

8.

correct.......................

9.

which........................

10.

good.................................

Subject:Englishgrammar

Unit:Adjective

Q.1Findouttheadjectiveineachofthefollowingsentencesandwrite
thatadjectiveinthespacegiven.

10

1.Delhiisabigcity.

__________________

2. Ihavemuchworktodo.

__________________

3. Fewboyslovetostudy.

__________________

4. Oneboycomesheretoseeyou.

__________________

5. Whichbookdoyouwant?

__________________

6. Thishouseismine.

__________________

7. Whattimedidhego?

__________________

8. Allmenaremortal.

__________________

9.Doyoulikemybike?

__________________

10.Ilikehereyes.

__________________

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Q.2Tellwhethertheunderlinedadjectiveisattributiveorpredicative.
Writetheanswerinthespacegiven.

10

1.Vinodisanobleboy.

__________________

2. Sheisbeautiful.

__________________

3. Thesearesweetapples.

__________________

4. Birbalwaswise.

__________________

5. TajMahalisahistoricalmonument.

__________________

6. Anhonestleaderisaprideofanation.

__________________

7. Thenightwasdark.

__________________

8. Nishaisabeautifulgirl.

__________________

9.Hewasapoorman.

__________________

10.Theboxisheavy.

__________________

Q.3Fillintheblankwithappropriatewordgiveninthebracket.
(big,woolen,pure,what,mischievousthirty,silver,whose,
first,new)
1. Hegotthe_________prize.
2. Weshouldalwaysdrink_________water.
3. Thisisour_________house.
4. _________apieceofworkisman!
5. Amonthhas_________days.
6. Thereisa_________treenearmyhouse.
7. _________penisthis?
8. Everycloudhasa_________lining.
9. Wewear_________clothesinwinter.
10. Rozaisavery_________child.

10

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Q.4Readtheparagraphcarefullyandtellwhichkindofadjectivethe
underlinedwordis.Writethemintheboxgivenbellow.

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Alittleboyoncestoleabookandbroughtittohismother.Themother
soldthebookfortenrupeesandgavehimtworupeesasareward.Theboy
washappy.
Whentheboygrewup,hebecamea notorious thief.Hecommitted
seriouscrimestoo.Atlasthewascaught,triedandsentencedtodeath.When
hewasbeingtakentobehanged,hesaidhewantedtoseehismother.When
themothercamenear,hebitherearoff.Themothercriedwithgreatpain.
What crimehasthemothercommitted?Whydidyoubiteherear
off? old man asked him.
She should have given mesevere punishmentwhenIcommittedthe
firsttheft.Hadshegivenmethatpunishment,Iwouldhavebeenanhonest
man today, replied the thief.
Quality

QuantityNumeralDemonstrativeInterrogativePossessive

Q.5MatchadjectivesgiveninAwithnounsgiveninB.
(A)Adjective

(B)Noun

1)stupid

a)chance

2)greedy

b)step

3)dangerous

c)merchant

4)national

d)answer

5)golden

e)problem

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6)airy

f)colours

7)natural

g)programme

8)sweet

h)song

9)weekly

i)day

10)cloudy

j)room

Answers:
1) ____

2) ____

3) ____

4) ____

5) ____

6) ____

7) ____

8) ____

9) ____

10) ____

ScoringKey
Subject:Englishgrammar
Marks:
minutes

48

Unit:Adjective
Time:45

Q.1Findouttheadjectiveineachofthefollowingsentencesandwrite
thatadjectiveinthespacegiven.10Foreachcorrectfindingof
adjectiveonemarkistobegiven.
1.

Delhiisabigcity.

big

2.

Ihavemuchworktodo.

much

3.

Fewboyslovetostudy.

few

4.

Oneboycomesheretoseeyou.

one

5.

Whichbookdoyouwant?

which

6.

Thishouseismine.

this

7.

Whattimedidhego?

what

8.

Allmenaremortal.

all

9.

Doyoulikemybike?

my

10.Ilikehereyes.

her

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Q.2Tellwhethertheunderlinedadjectiveisattributiveorpredicative.
Writetheanswerinthespacegiven.

10

Onemarkistobegivenforeachcorrectanswer.
1. Vinodisanobleboy.

attributive

2. Sheisbeautiful.

predicative

3. Thesearesweetapples.

attributive

4. Birbalwaswise.

predicative

5. TajMahalisahistoricalmonument.

attributive

6. Anhonestleaderisaprideofanation.

attributive

7. Thenightwasdark.

predicative

8. Nishaisabeautifulgirl.

attributive

9. Hewasapoorman.

attributive

10.Theboxisheavy.

predicative

Q.3Fillintheblankwithappropriatewordgiveninthebracket.10
(big,woolen,pure,what,mischievousthirty,silver,whose,
first,new)
Foreachcorrectselectionofappropriatewordistobegivenone
mark.
1. Hegotthefirstprize.
2. Weshouldalwaysdrinkpurewater.
3. Thisisournewhouse.
4. Whatapieceofworkisman!
5. Amonthhasthirtydays.
6. Thereisabigtreenearmyhouse.
7. Whosepenisthis?

8. Everycloudhasasilverlining.
9. Wewearwoolenclothesinwinter.

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10.Rozaisaverymischievouschild.
Q.4Readtheparagraphcarefullyandtellwhichkindofadjectivethe
underlinedwordis.Writethemintheboxgivenbellow.

08

Alittleboyoncestoleabookandbroughtittohismother.Themother
soldthebookfortenrupeesandgavehimtworupeesasareward.Theboy
washappy.
Whentheboygrewup,hebecamea notorious thief.Hecommitted
seriouscrimestoo.Atlasthewascaught,triedandsentencedtodeath.When
hewasbeingtakentobehanged,hesaidhewantedtoseehismother.When
themothercamenear,hebitherearoff.Themothercriedwithgreatpain.
What crimehasthemothercommitted?Whydidyoubiteherear
off? old man asked him.
She should have given me severepunishmentwhenIcommittedthe
firsttheft.Hadshegivenmethatpunishment,Iwouldhavebeenanhonest
man today, replied the thief.
Onemarkistobegivenforeachcorrectidentificationofthe
underlinedwordi.e.adjectives.
Quality

Quantity Numeral Demonstrative Interrogative Possessive

little

ten

happy

two

him

notorious

first

her

great
honest
serious

that

what

his

me

WORKSHEET 3
11.
Fill in the blanks with the appropriate kinds of
adjectives indicated in the brackets.
1 Is there ________ water in the jar? (Quantity)
2 ________ pen is mine. (Demonstrative)
3 There are ________ eggs in the bowl. (Number)
4 Do you have a ________ box? (Quality)
5 ________ is your name? (Interrogative)
II. Form adjectives from the following
words.
a) sense

b) nature

c) break

e) boy

f) courage

g) long

da
d) y
liv
h) e

BI.
Fill in the blanks with the appropriate degree of
comparisonpositive, comparative or superlativeof the
adjectives provided in the box. Write the degree of
comparison in the brackets alongside each sentence.
highest
young

high
mighty

greater
well

many

greates
t

a) I have a __________ fever. ( __________ )


b) Mount Everest is the __________ mountain in the world.
( __________ )
c) Shakespeare is __________ than any other English poet.
( __________ )
d) The pen is __________ than the sword. ( __________ )
e) My sister is the __________ member of our family.
( __________ )
IV. Give the comparative and the superlative degrees of the
following
adjectives.
dangero
a) us
b) popular
c) thin
d) difficult
intellige
e) large
f) lazy
g) colourful
h) nt

i) honest

j) short

k) tall

l) big

V. Complete the sentences given below by filling in the


blanks using many, much, more and most as
suitable.
a) That is the __________ delicious cake I have ever eaten.
b) I have told you __________ times to write your name on
your books.
c) Physical punishment does __________ harm than good.
d) The candidate who gets the __________ votes enters
Parliament.
e) The child appears __________ energetic after taking
the tonic.
f) Honour is __________ valuable to him than life.
g) Arjun was the __________ skillful of all the brothers in
the art of warfare.
h) Platinum is __________ expensive than gold.
i) Platinum is the __________ expensive metal.
j) This sofa is __________ comfortable than that one.
VI. Fill in the blanks with the correct degree of comparison
using the adjectives provided in the brackets.
a) What is the__________ news? (late)
b) Amit is the
(older/elder)

__________

of

the

two

brothers.

c) Amit is my __________ brother. (older/elder)


d) Today is the __________ day of submitting the forms.
(last)
e) The patient is in a __________ condition today than she
was yesterday. (bad)
f)The encyclopaedia contains __________ information.
(many/much)
g) There is __________ excitement on the last day of the
term. (many/much)
h) I have two __________ brothers. (elder/older)
i) I promise to do __________ next time. (good/better)

j) My brother is __________ both at studies and at games.


(good/better)

Identifying Adjectives

Name:___________________________

Adjectives describe nouns. They give information about something or someone


that we can discover with our senses. They tell how he/she/it looks, feels,
sounds, smells, or tastes.

Read the sentence. Circle the adjective. On the line after the sentence,
write the noun that is being described.
The musician played an expensive guitar.

My boss invited me to a fancy dinner.

The furry dog made the girl sneeze.

The hungry man lived on the streets.

He was afraid to talk to the beautiful woman.

The
profess
or
taught
a
fascinat
ing
class.

Explore
rs came
to
America
from
foreign
lands.

The perfume in the container is fragrant.

The shiny car caught his attention in the yard.

The homework in science was very difficult.

I didnt want to sit on the wet ground.

My uncle who lives in Detroit is elderly.

Her
mother
is an
amazin
g cook!

The
textboo
k for
the
class
was
heavy.

The elephant purchased by the zoo is enormous.

The adorable toddler smiled at her grandmother.

The
brown
banana
was
used to
make
bread.

The valuable sculpture was donated to the museum.


guitar

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Identifying Adjectives

Name:___________________________Key

Adjectives describe nouns. They give information about something or someone


that we can discover with our senses. They tell how he/she/it looks, feels,
sounds, smells, or tastes.

Read the sentence. Circle the adjective. On the line after the sentence,
write the noun that is being described.

The musician played an expensive guitar.

My boss invited me to a fancy dinner.

The furry dog made the girl sneeze.

The filthy man lived on the streets.

The
professor
taught a
fascinating
class.

Explorers
came to
America
from foreign
lands.

He was afraid to talk to the beautiful woman.

The perfume in the container is fragrant.

Her mother
is an
amazing
cook!

The shiny car caught his attention in the yard.

The homework in science was very difficult.

I didnt want to sit on the wet ground.

My uncle who lives in Detroit is elderly.

The
textbook for
the class
was heavy.

The elephant purchased by the zoo is enormous.

homework

The adorable toddler smiled at her grandmother.

ground

The valuable sculpture was donated to the museum.

uncle

The brown banana was used to make bread.

class

guitar

lands

dinner

cook

dog

textbook

man

elephant

woman

toddler

perfume

sculpture

car

banana

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