November 24, 2014

Adjectives: Practice Answers

  1. Stephen seemed angry after he finished the new book.
    • ANGRY is a predicate adjective linked back to the subject STEPHEN by the linking verb SEEMED.
    • THE is an article acting as an adjective modifying BOOK.
    • NEW is an adjective modifying BOOK.
  2. Martin’s diligent studying has made the difference in his grade.
    • MARTIN’S is a possessive noun acting as an adjective modifying STUDYING.
    • DILIGENT is an adjective modifying STUDYING.
    • THE is an article acting as an adjective modifying DIFFERENCE.
    • HIS is a possessive pronoun acting as an adjective modifying GRADE.
  3. Before the next meeting, the president will meet with the marketing staff.
    • THE is an article acting as an adjective modifying MEETING.
    • NEXT is an adjective modifying MEETING.
    • THE is an article acting as an adjective modifying PRESIDENT.
    • THE is an article acting as an adjective modifying STAFF.
    • MARKETING is a participle acting as an adjective modifying STAFF.
  4. Alabama’s governor replied quickly to the blunt question.
    • ALABAMA’S is a possessive noun acting as an adjective modifying GOVERNOR.
    • THE is an article acting as an adjective modifying QUESTION.
    • BLUNT is an adjective modifying QUESTION.
  5. Their old dog has stopped retrieving the daily newspaper.
    • THEIR is a possessive pronoun acting as an adjective modifying DOG.
    • OLD is an adjective modifying DOG.
    • THE is an article acting as an adjective modifying NEWSPAPER.
    • DAILY is an adjective modifying NEWSPAPER.
  6.  The painted dresser, which looked blue last evening, has green highlights.
    • THE is an article acting as an adjective modifying DRESSER.
    • PAINTED is a participle acting as an adjective modifying DRESSER.
    • BLUE is a predicate adjective linked back to the subject WHICH by the linking verb LOOKED.
    • LAST is an adjective modifying EVENING.
    • GREEN is an adjective modifying HIGHLIGHTS.
  7.  The conductor was completely delighted with our strong performance.
    • THE is an article acting as an adjective modifying CONDUCTOR.
    • DELIGHTED is a predicate adjective linked back to the subject CONDUCTOR by the linking verb WAS.
    • OUR is a possessive pronoun acting as an adjective modifying PERFORMANCE.
    • STRONG is an adjective modifying PERFORMANCE.
  8. Professor Dumbledore made a surprise announcement: Harry would compete in the upcoming tournament.
    • A is an article acting as an adjective modifying ANNOUNCEMENT.
    • THE is an article acting as an adjective modifying TOURNAMENT.
    • SURPRISE is an adjective modifying ANNOUNCEMENT.
    • UPCOMING is an adjective modifying TOURNAMENT.
  9. They answered the challenging questions but missed the easy ones.
    • THE is an article acting as an adjective modifying QUESTIONS.
    • CHALLENGING is a participle acting as an adjective modifying QUESTIONS.
    • THE is an article acting as an adjective modifying ONES.
    • EASY is an adjective modifying ONES.
  10. Ted’s father provided him a weekly allowance.
    • TED’S is a possessive noun acting as an adjective modifying FATHER.
    • A is an article acting as an adjective modifying ALLOWANCE.
    • WEEKLY is an adjective modifying ALLOWANCE.
  11. Running for the downtown bus, Erica felt ill.
    • RUNNING is a participle acting as an adjective modifying ERICA.
    • THE is an article acting as an adjective modifying BUS.
    • DOWNTOWN is an adjective modifying BUS.
    • ILL is a predicate adjective linked back to the subject ERICA by the linking verb FELT.
  12. Either book that you choose is fine; She likes most anything.
    • EITHER is an adjective modifying BOOK. (Note EITHER is only an indefinite pronoun when it stands in for a noun; not when it modifies a noun.)
    • FINE is a predicate adjective linked back to the subject BOOK by the linking verb IS.
    • MOST is an adjective modifying ANYTHING.
  13. The weary traveler tipped his battered hat and lowered his head.
    • THE is an article acting as an adjective modifying TRAVELER.
    • WEARY is an adjective modifying TRAVELER.
    • HIS is a possessive pronoun acting as an adjective modifying HAT.
    • BATTERED is a participle acting as an adjective modifying HAT.
    • HIS is a possessive pronoun acting as an adjective modifying HEAD.
  14. “Those shoes are mine,” the cranky child told the babysitter.
    • THOSE is an adjective modifying SHOES. (Note THOSE is only a demonstrative pronoun when it stands in for a noun; not when it modifies a noun.)
    • THE is an article acting as an adjective modifying CHILD.
    • CRANKY is a an adjective modifying CHILD.
    • THE is an article acting as an adjective modifying BABYSITTER.
  15. Would you mind saving Lucy a small serving of that chocolate cake?
    • A is an article acting as an adjective modifying SERVING.
    • SMALL is an adjective modifying SERVING.
    • THAT is an adjective modifying CAKE. (Note THAT is only a demonstrative pronoun when it stands in for a noun; not when it modifies a noun.)
    • CHOCOLATE is an adjective modifying CAKE.
  16. The man who returned the money refused a reward.
    • THE is an article acting as an adjective modifying MAN.
    • THE is an article acting as an adjective modifying MONEY.
    • A is an article acting as an adjective modifying REWARD.
  17. Hank waved enthusiastically at Steve.
    • This sentence has no adjectives.
  18. William will mail you a long letter describing his many adventures this summer.
    • A is an article acting as an adjective modifying LETTER.
    • LONG is an adjective modifying LETTER.
    • DESCRIBING is a participle acting as an adjective modifying LETTER.
    • HIS is a possessive pronoun acting as an adjective modifying ADVENTURES.
    • MANY is an adjective modifying ADVENTURES.
    • THIS is an adjective modifying SUMMER. (Note THIS is only a demonstrative pronoun when it stands in for a noun, not when it modifies a noun.)
  19. The civil engineer studied stream movements for supporting evidence that the salmon were thriving.
    • THE is an article acting as an adjective modifying ENGINEER.
    • CIVIL is an adjective modifying ENGINEER.
    • STREAM is an adjective modifying MOVEMENTS.
    • SUPPORTING is a participle acting as an adjective modifying EVIDENCE.
    • THE is an article acting as an adjective modifying SALMON.
  20. Giving money to charity is his greatest joy.
    • HIS is a possessive pronoun acting as an adjective modifying JOY.
    • GREATEST is an adjective modifying JOY.

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