English grammar

Module 5:

Review Modifiers: Adjectives and Adverbs

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English grammar
English grammar

Identifying Adjectives

Directions:
Click first on an adjective then the noun it modifies. Repeat for each adjective in the sentence. Don't include the articles.
1.
Scary stone gargoyles decorated medieval churches.
2.
My goofy friends bought me a giant gaudy crown for my birthday.
3.
The clumsy athlete fell when he jumped over the low hurdles.
4.
My elderly neighbor is still healthy and independent.

Types of Adjectives

Directions:
Using the toolbar, identify the bold-faced adjectives by type.
5.
Those NFL players work hard for their paychecks.
6.
What kind of sports car would you like for your graduation present?
7.
Many tourists enjoy most Disney rides and many other Orlando sights.
8.
That Brazilian pepper tree is an invasive species in Florida.

Compound Adjectives

Directions:
Choose the correct spelling of the missing adjective.
9.
well behaved/well-behaved students
10.
worldwide/world-wide travels
11.
I am near sighted/near-sighted.
12.
overweight/over-weight dachshund

Order of Adjectives

Directions:
Decide whether the bold-faced adjectives are coordinate or cumulative. Commas have intentionally been left out.
13.
Those cute playful ferrets cause lots of trouble.
coordinate / cumulative
14.
The big brick house on the corner is mine.
coordinate / cumulative
15.
On hot summer days like this, you need sunscreen.
coordinate / cumulative
16.
The colorful delicate butterflies fluttered around their enclosure.
coordinate / cumulative

Adverbs Modifying Verbs

Directions:
Click first on an adverb then the verb it modifies. Repeat for each adverb in the sentence.
17.
Usually I shop the sales carefully.
18.
My mother often works hard in her garden.
19.
Yesterday we enthusiastically built a sand castle on the beach.
20.
Tiredly my sister reluctantly cleaned her bedroom.

Adverbs Modifying Adjectives

Directions:
Click first on an adverb that modifies an adjective then the adjective it modifies. Repeat for each adverb that modifies an adjective. Do not include the adverbs that modify verbs.
21.
Those eye-wateringly spicy chilies will get your sinuses completely clear.
22.
That refreshingly cool pool is surprisingly deep.
23.
Those magically glittering lights are the very bright "fairy lights ".
24.
My annoyingly careless little sister dyed my favorite sweater permanently blue.

Adverbs Modifying Other Adverbs

Directions:
Click first on an adverb that modifies another adverb then the adverb it modifies. Repeat for each adverb that modifies an adverb. Do not include the adverbs that modify verbs or adjectives.
25.
The team rather silently returned to the locker room after their loss.
26.
Golden retrievers almost always make good pets for families with children.
27.
I am not entirely sure that is a good idea.
28.
We were quite abruptly interrupted when the waitress arrived.

Special Types of Adverbs

Directions:
Using the toolbar, identify the bold-faced adverbs by type.
29.
Where is your homework ?
30.
July 4 is when we celebrate our country's independence .
31.
The trip to Washington D.C. will cost over two thousand dollars.
32.
I am not allowed to have a pet cat because I am gone so often; besides, I am allergic to cats .

Adjective or Adverb?

Directions:
Decide whether the bold-faced modifier is an adjective or an adverb.
33.
I am almost finished with this book.
adjective / adverb
34.
Are those mushrooms poisonous?
adjective / adverb
35.
Make sure the paint completely covers the walls.
adjective / adverb
36.
The eager dog followed me around, hoping for a treat.
adjective / adverb
Directions:
Choose the correct word to complete the sentence.
37.
Although we tried to whisper quiet/quietly, the teacher still heard us.
38.
The gym was decorated colorful/colorfully with balloons and ribbons.
39.
Our narrow/narrowly escape from the lions made us a lot more careful on our safari.
40.
The constant/constantly buzzing from that old television is driving me crazy.

Choosing Degrees of Comparison

Directions:
Decide whether the missing word needs to be positive/negative, comparative, or superlative.
41.
I think your essay is .
positive / comparative / superlative
42.
That castle was the important in the area.
positive / comparative / superlative
43.
That outfit is the one in your closet.
positive / comparative / superlative
44.
I think baseball is than soccer.
positive / comparative / superlative

Choosing the Correct Forms

Directions:
Click on the correct modifier to complete each sentence.
45.
I don't think you are any dry/drier/driest than you were before you used all those towels.
46.
The ruins in southern Spain are ancient/more ancient/most ancient than the ones in France.
47.
I watch the news often/less often/least often.
48.
Miguel worked the quickly/more quickly/most quickly and finished first.

Spelling Modifiers of Comparison

Directions:
Choose the correct form of the modifier. Use a dictionary if you need to. For words that can go either way, er/est is the better choice.
49.
hollow - hollower/hollowest or more hollow/most hollow
50.
special - specialer/specialest or more special/most special
51.
yummy - yummier/yummiest or more yummy/most yummy
52.
often - oftener/oftenest or more often/most often

Challenging Comparisons

Directions:
Decide which word completely completes the sentence.
53.
I got a bad grade on that test, but your grade is worse/badder.
54.
Of the two, mockingbirds and hawks, only the late/latter is a bird of prey.
55.
Try to make that circle round/rounder.
56.
My great-grandfather is the oldest/eldest person I know.

Challenging Adjectives and Adverbs

Directions:
Choose the correct modifier to complete each sentence.
57.
He has only a few/little money in his savings account.
58.
I can see you worked real/really hard to get your room clean.
59.
I am sure you can find several/some more information for your report.
60.
That was a good/well question to ask the speaker.

Common Mistakes and Dangling Modifiers

Directions:
Click on better of the two sentences.
61.
a. That new car drives faster than the older model.
b. That new car drives more faster that the older model.
62.
a. I have been able to find just one of your earrings.
b. I have just been able to find one of your earrings.
63.
a. We raced home from the game.
b. We quickly raced home from the game.
64.
a. The students at our school are more polite than any other school.
b. The students at our school are more polite than the students at any other school.
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