Grammar Exercise – Adjectives

Please rearrange the order of adjectives and nouns in the following sentences.
1. Desk/ Office/ Big/ Ugly/ An/ Wooden/ Brown
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2. Hair/ Long/ Black/ My sister's/ Straight
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3. Photograph/ Black/ White/ And/ Oval/ A/ Family/ Historic
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4. Vase/ Jade/ Ming/ Beautiful/ A/ Antique/ Little/ Green
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5. Computer/ Laptop/ High-tech/ Brand-new/ Deep/ University's/ Blue/ My
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Please use the given adjectives and nouns to make sentences using the adjective patterns that you
have learnt in class
Adjective

Noun/ Pronoun

Verb (inf.)

Silly

Linda

Do

Kind

Stella

Eat

Generous

Miss Kwan

Get

Clever

You

Go

Foolish

Sue

Have

Wonderful

Linda

Drink

Happy

Mabel

Attract

Clever

Mr. Wong

Buy

Impossible

Cinderella

Sleep

Happy

Leon

Identify

Careless

Wilson

Study

Stupid

Kitty

Take

Thoughtful

Mathew

Play

Great

Jason

Argue

Interesting

Daniel

Finish

Necessary

Kenny

Remember

Clear

Clement

Believe

Important

Elaine

Think

Crazy

Una

Create

Good

Peter

Help

________________________________________________________________ 2. ________________________________________________________________ Pattern 3: Subject + be + adjective + to-infinitive 11. ________________________________________________________________ . ________________________________________________________________ Pattern 2: It is + adjective + for + to-infinitive 6. ________________________________________________________________ 13.Pattern 1: It is + adjective + to-infinitive 1. ________________________________________________________________ 15. ________________________________________________________________ 7. ________________________________________________________________ 17. ________________________________________________________________ 20. ________________________________________________________________ 5. ________________________________________________________________ 10. ________________________________________________________________ 12. ________________________________________________________________ 9. ________________________________________________________________ 3. ________________________________________________________________ 18. ________________________________________________________________ 8. ________________________________________________________________ 4. ________________________________________________________________ 14. ________________________________________________________________ 19. ________________________________________________________________ Pattern 4: Subject + be + adjective + enough + to-infinitive 16.

________________________________________________________________ 29. ________________________________________________________________ 27. ________________________________________________________________ 24. ________________________________________________________________ Pattern 7: It is + adjective + that 31.Pattern 5: Subject + be + too + adjective + to-infinitive 21. ________________________________________________________________ 32. ________________________________________________________________ 25. ________________________________________________________________ 23. ________________________________________________________________ 28. ________________________________________________________________ 30. ________________________________________________________________ 35. ________________________________________________________________ . ________________________________________________________________ 34. ________________________________________________________________ 33. ________________________________________________________________ 22. ________________________________________________________________ Pattern 6: It is + adjective + of + noun/pronoun + to-infinitive 26.

Determiner or article . 1. noun used as an adjective – office 7.brand-new 4.wooden 6. An ugly big brown wooden office desk 1. the main noun – photograph 4.My university's 2. as historic means about a famous event. the main noun – computer .family 7. 1. opinion .Ming 8. A beautiful little antique green jade Ming vase.green 6.laptop 6. the main noun – hair. Determiner or article . opinion . noun used as an adjective . size .high-tech 3. age . 1. 2. colour – black 5.(not historic.) 5.A 2. shape – straight 4. colour .historic 3. size – long 3.oval 4.A 2. opinion . noun used as an adjective . main noun – desk 8. A historic oval black and white family photograph. My sister's long straight black hair. material . colour .beautiful 3. Determiner or article . opinion .Exercise Ans Key – Adjectives 1. shape .deep blue 5. My university's high-tech brand-new deep blue laptop computer. determiner or article .antique 5. noun used as an adjective . and therefore valuable. colour . colour . the main noun – vase 5. Determiner or article .big 4.jade 7.An 2. 6. age . material .My sister's 2. 3. (Antique means over one hundred years old.ugly 3.little 4. size .brown 5. age .black and white 6.) 1.

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