Adjectives are words used to modify nouns by specifying a particular attribute. They can also be used to describe a volume of some type of quantity. They bring a sort of elegance to language and they allow language to have an impact emotional. We follow a well thought out process when presenting these worksheets. We start with showing you how to think up adjectives and identify them written by other writers. We finish off encouraging students to bolster the impact of sentences by editing our own work. The worksheet activities include finding adjectives within given sentences, writing them from a prompted subject, identifying the nouns modified by other words, defining the different types, and more. Make sure to print everything and take a look at the answer keys too.
Read each sentence. On the line provided, write the word that appears in each sentence. If there is no adjective in the sentence, write none on the line.
Write as many words as you can think of to describe the cow below. Write one wore in each box. Then write a few sentences about the cat on the lines below.
You can usually find adjectives close to nouns in a sentence because they describe the nouns. For each sentence below, underline the adjectives and put a box around the nouns.
Clear the sentences for the parts of speech. Identify all the parts that are asked for.
Each sentence below contains two nouns. Which one does the underlined word modify? Write your answer on the line.
Underline the modifer in each sentence that tell how many. Can you change it to produce even stronger language?
. Some tell you what kind (stinky, purple), and others tell you which one (this, that, those). Read each sentence. Find the word that shapes the noun. Then write it in the correct column.
Some adjectives tell you what kind of thing something is, for example: big, red, stinky, tiny, etc. Read each sentence below. Underline the words that tell you what kind.
Some words can modify nouns by telling which one (this, that, those, etc.) Read each sentence below. Underline the word that tell which one.
Adjectives answer the questions what kind? how many? which one? Study the picture. Then write six sentences about the picture, using the prompts.
You will look at each of the underlined words in these sentences and determine the function that is possesses.
Each of your sentences should contain a descriptive word. Underline that particular word. Then, on the line, write what kind of adjective it is. You should use at least one of each kind.
This is where the pictures come in here. Use the image as inspiration to craft a sentence that include the function of the moderator that is seen.
These are shorter, but more prudent descriptive words for you to work with.
How to Identify and Write with Adjectives
Words that describe other words are called adjectives. They provide us with more pertinent information on nouns. They provide information that describes the things and opinions about them.
If there were no adjectives, things would be rather bland. They infuse the language with vibrancy and character. These words and phrases allow us to describe our thoughts, emotions, and reactions to the world around us. Or, in other words, put our actions into words.
Adjectives functionally add greater level of understanding for the audience. We get a clearer and fuller picture of what is happening in the story. They commonly follow linking verbs to help elicit a better conceptual sense of the subject at hand. The proper usage of such terms and phrases can lead to a more lead to more impactful sentences and statements in general. Working with skilled writers you can often see how this can lead to a reader being emboldened to act based on the reaction the wrier is looking for. For example the sentence, "The dog was hot." really doesn't make you feel an sense of emotional connection. If we added a few adjectives and said "The gigantic dog was blazing hot.", you instantly get a feel for what the dog is going through.
So... How Do They Work?
When writing, adjectives make your sentences better; they give life to your characters and color to your skies, helping you express yourself better.
We can start with a simple example:
- The man walked on the road
- The kid saw a dolphin swimming in the ocean
- The rain was pouring
Simple sentences seem pretty basic and boring without adjectives. Let's see what happens when you add a few of these guys to these sentences.
- The tall, well-dressed man walked on California's clean, busy roads.
- The kid saw a majestic grey dolphin swimming in the deep, blue ocean.
- The dark grey clouds poured down heavy rain.
As per the definition, they bring attention to detail, describe the sentences, and make them more expressive than plain language.
Now that we have covered what they are, let's move on to how you can use them when you are writing sentences.
Using Adjectives in Sentences
For example, "The grass is green"; "I am thirsty"; are all examples of how adjectives can be used in conjunction with specific verbs.
A noun may have as many as two, three, or more of them. However, you need to add a comma to separate the two adjectives. There is a sequence in which we use adjectives based on the group they belong to. Age, size, shape, color, etc., all play a role in this sequence.
We don't use all of the different types of adjectives at once. Sticking to the sequence gives meaning to your sentences. Here's a case in point: I bought an ornate, Victorian silver ornament.
When it comes to the sequence of adjectives, most English speakers are just as new to these as non-native English speakers. However, they can tell if something doesn't sound right and follow their instinct.
What's interesting about this part of speech is that these terms have degrees of comparison. Let's go over them!
Positive, Comparative & Superlative
Adjectives are not satisfied with expressing themselves in just one form. They could also be used for more than one noun. There are three degrees of comparison for adjectives: positive, comparative, and superlative.
Positive: This is the word's common basic form. Positive adjectives make no comparisons. These include bright, hot, pink, and more to describe an object.
Comparative Forms: these adjectives compare two or more things by adding "er" or " ier" at the end, including brighter, hotter, and taller.
Moving on to the third degree.
Superlative Forms: these adjectives imply that a noun has the maximum level of the characteristic being described by adding "est" or "iest" at the end, like Brightest, hottest, and tallest.
There are many adjectives available in the English language, yet, while describing a noun, it is common practice to use more than one of them at a time. In situations like these, it is essential to remember that you cannot just arrange a list of adjectives in the order you would want them to appear. Be familiar with the appropriate and suitable arrangement for adjectives.
The order goes: opinion - size - shape - age - color - origin - material - purpose.