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Adjectives

An adjective describes a noun or a pronoun.

At first, I was afraid to dive into the deep end of the pool. first,afraid,deep
Since John saved the little boy, everyone looks at him as a hero. little

Write the adjectives in each sentence.


1. Jack had a smile on his face this 2. After lunch Austin felt sick. (1 adjective)
morning. (1 adjective)

3. When the smoke alarm sounded, we left 4. Ron was acting foolish when he jumped off
through the emergency exit. (2 adjectives) the roof of his house. (1 adjective)

5. Frank's big black bug was a beetle. (2 6. My calendar shows that I am busy on
adjectives) Thursday morning. (2 adjectives)

7. Bill has a broken arm. (1 adjective) 8. I stood close to the tree, so I could see the
squirrels better. (2 adjectives)

9. The climbing team began to scale the front 10. The small country made a plan to invade
of the mountain. (1 adjective) the larger country to gain land. (2
adjectives)

11. Lil needs to file these papers by date. (1 12. It is hard for me to resist buying chocolate
adjective) when I shop at the candy store. (2
adjectives)

13. My favorite colors are blue, pink, and 14. Our house is so dark that it looks like a
green. (4 adjectives) cave. (1 adjective)
Use one adjective from the list of adjectives to complete each sentence.
This dry last soft
best every long that
better good mad
different heavy seven

1. After the (adjective) rain, our yard was 2. Jim got (adjective) when he lost the game.
very muddy.

3. Darla drew a very (adjective) picture of 4. Mom covered the baby with
Bill. a (adjective) pink blanket.

5. Jerry came to our house (adjective) night. 6. My father comes home (adjective) night.

7. There are nine boys and (adjective) girls 8. It is very (adjective) here because we
in our class. have had no rain.

9. I stood close to the tree, so I could see the 10. (adjective) soup is hot, but that soup is
squirrels (adjective) . cold.

11. Do you think (adjective) dog will bite 12. Mary and Maria wish they
me? had (adjective) red hair.

13. Kayla's family is going to 14. That was the (adjective) lunch I have
a (adjective) place this summer. ever eaten!

An adjective describes a noun or a pronoun.

Stephanie went to Jessica's house after school.


Mick's family is going to the beach this weekend. this
Write the adjectives in each sentence.
1. The new teacher is nice to us. (2 adjectives) 2. Katya has to buy long white gloves for her
wedding. (2 adjectives)

3. The red and gold dish on the table is very 4. I had to grab my little brother before he fell
old. (3 adjectives) off the swing. (1 adjective)

5. February has fewer days than January. (1 6. It seems funny to see Miss Harris wearing
adjective) glasses. (1 adjective)

7. What kind of ice cream do you like? (1 8. Chip is always happy to help anyone. (1
adjective) adjective)

9. Each person has a task to do. (1 adjective) 10. Mother baked turkey for Thanksgiving
dinner. (1 adjective)

11. A lizard can grow a new tail. (1 adjective) 12. The baby cried because she was hungry. (1
adjective)

13. The balloons at the circus were free. (1 14. We have three new black kittens. (3
adjective) adjectives)

Fill in the blanks with the correct degree of the adjective given in the brackets.

Notes: An English adjective can exist in three forms – positive degree, comparative degree and
superlative degree. Test your understanding of these forms with this exercise.

1. Raveena is ……………………… (tall) than her sister.

2. The Alps are the …………………………. (high) mountain ranges in Europe.


3. The test was very ……………………. (easy)

4. The test was ……………………. (easy) than I thought.

5. She is ……………………. (old) than him.

6. Who is the …………………. (tall) man in the world?

7. I can run …………………… than you. (fast)

8. Who is the …………………… runner in the class? (fast)

9. Ravi’s house is as ………………….. (big) as Peter’s house.

10. She took the …………………….. (strong) ropes to tie the bags together.

11. This story is ……………………….. (interesting) than that story.