English grammar

Module 5, Modifiers: Adjectives and Adverbs, Review:

Using Adjectives and Adverbs

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English grammar
English grammar

Choosing Degrees of Comparison

Directions:
Decide whether the missing word needs to be positive/negative, comparative, or superlative.
1.
I think roses smell than gardenias.
positive / comparative / superlative
2.
Lacey is than all the other girls in her class.
positive / comparative / superlative
3.
The mosquito is the annoying insect in the world!
positive / comparative / superlative
4.
I disagree; I think spinach is .
positive / comparative / superlative
5.
I don't think that restaurant's spaghetti sauce is any than my grandmother's.
positive / comparative / superlative

Choosing the Correct Forms

Directions:
Click on the correct modifier to complete each sentence.
6.
Grandpa is three years old/older/oldest than Grandma.
7.
The quick/quicker/quickest person to finish his or her work will get to leave early.
8.
The magician suddenly/more suddenly/most suddenly disappeared from the stage.
9.
The weather today is the sunny/sunnier/sunniest it has been all week.
10.
Your new puppy is the playful/more playful/most playful one in the obedience class.

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.
11.
sunny - sunnier/sunniest or more sunny/most sunny
12.
funny - funnier/funniest or more funny/most funny
13.
colorful - colorfuller/colorfullest or more colorful/most colorful
14.
flaky - flakier/flakiest or more flaky/most flaky
15.
complete - completer/completest or more complete/most complete

Challenging Comparisons

Directions:
Decide which word completely completes the sentence.
16.
After being sick for so long, I now feel the wellest/best I have in months.
17.
You put a lot of cake on his plate; I'd like a bit less/littler.
18.
That red rose bush has many flowers, but the white one has mucher/more.
19.
We usually hike to that tree and back, but yesterday we went much farther/further.
20.
Kyle, Sam, and Kevin are all good with computers, but the latest/last is the best.

Challenging Adjectives and Adverbs

Directions:
Choose the correct modifier to complete each sentence.
21.
They only had a few/little coconuts at the farmers' market.
22.
I know many/much people who would help build that Habitat for Humanity house.
23.
It is a good/well thing you are such a careful driver.
24.
My birthday party was a real/really surprise.
25.
When I got home, I discovered that my dog had been very bad/badly.

Common Mistakes and Dangling Modifiers

Directions:
Click on better of the two sentences.
26.
a. His piece of pizza is more bigger than mine!
b. His piece of pizza is bigger than mine!
27.
a. I am almost as tall as my mother.
b. I almost am as tall as my mother.
28.
a. The female police woman helped us find our missing dog.
b. The police woman helped us find our missing dog.
29.
a. My English teacher taught me more than my math teacher did.
b. My English teacher taught me more than my math teacher.
30.
a. Don't use anything except a pencil on this test.
b. Don't use nothing except a pencil on this test.
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