A series of adjective worksheets ranging from basic to intermediate. Adjective modify nouns and help the reader better understand the attributes of the noun. For example, The man ran past me. Let's add an adjective. The big man ran past me. Now you have a description of the man.
Mastering the use of Adjectives - Write seven adjectives that describe this little angry puppy. We already gave you two boldly. Then write sentences from those adjectives.
Rules Worksheet: What Is An Adjective? - We look at what adjectives are and how to use them in sentences. A great sheet to help you understand what adjectives are and how to use them in sentences.
Underline the Adjectives, Box in the Nouns -Find the adjective and the noun that it modifies. You not only need to find the noun, but also the adjective that modifies it.
Does It Need An Adverb or an Adjective? - Make grammatically correct sentences. These precast sentence need you to complete them correctly by using the syntax that gives you a proper grammar trail.
Adjective Mastery with People - Describe cute, little Suzy. Just like us! Can you write eight adjectives to describe the sweet, little girl? We already got you started.
Adjective Review Worksheet - A nice review of everything for you.
Adjective In Sentences - Find the noun and adjective that describes it. Find both the noun and adjective that modifies it. A nice a quick activity.
Adjectives Mastery with Pictures - What do you have to say about this hot rod? There has to be over a thousand ways to decribe a sports car. We just need you to think of six ways and then write sentences using them.
Identifying Adjectives - This is a very basic worksheet for students. Each sentence might have an adjective. If it does write the adjective on the line. It may help to circle it too.
Circle My Adjective - A race to find the adjectives in the sentences. https://www.teach-nology.com/worksheets/language_arts/adjectives/describe/
Adverb and Adjectives in Use - We receive a ton of compliments on this one. Are these sentences correct? Check the grammar and syntax please.
Noun or Adjective! What is it? - Identify the underlined word and its significance in the sentence. Remember that nouns are people, places, or things. Adjectives help modify nouns and usually describe something.
The Adjective Circle - A simple circle me activity. We use more pronouns in this one to mix it up a bit. Find that adjective and the noun that it modifies. We add more pronouns to this one.
How Many Adjectives - A specifically purposed word set. he adjectives you are looking for describe "How Many" of somthing there are.
"What Kind" Adjectives - This specifically speak to giving you more precise information about the noun involved. These forms of adjectives tell you "What Kind" when describing a reference to a noun.
Which One Adjectives - A driven set of words. See if you get what we mean by that. Find the adjective that specifically modifies nouns in such a way that they describe "Which One".
What Are Adjectives And How Do You Use Them?
We use tons of adjectives to describe various things in our everyday lives without even realizing it. If it weren't for adjectives, we wouldn't be able to tell our mom how amazing she is, tell our friend a funny joke, or describe our love for delicious food. An adjective adds depth to a sentence with its various functions, including its ability to tell a quality or quantity, compare choices, and take possession. It is a powerful tool in the English language. If you want to learn more about adjectives and how to use an adjective, you are in the right place.
Let's start with the actual definition of an adjective:
Defining an Adjective
An adjective is a part of speech that modifies a noun (a person, place, animal, or thing) or pronoun. In simpler words, it helps us describe people, objects, and places, adding meaning to them.
Here is an example to help you better understand the function of an adjective:
- Matt lives in a house.
You can imagine Matt living in a house.
Let's modify the sentence using an adjective:
- Matt lives in a big, beautiful house.
Now, you must be imagining Matt living in a big and beautiful house, right? The words big and beautiful are adjectives that give the noun a totally different meaning. That's the power of adjectives.
A few more examples of adjectives:
- The rose has a smell.
The stunning rose has a nice smell.
- I ate the pie.
I ate the whole pie.
- Andrea is our team member.
Andrea is our smartest team member.
- This is a cat.
This is my cat.
As you can see, adjectives are multi-purpose.
Degrees of Adjectives
There are three degrees of adjectives that determine what kind of adjectives need to be used in the sentence.
A positive adjective is a standard adjective that explains a noun or a pronoun.
- This pizza is delicious.
- She is pretty.
- Paris is expensive.
A comparative adjective compares two nouns or pronouns. An adjective can be superlative into comparative by adding more- and -er.
- The pizza is better than the burger.
- She is prettier than Sarah.
- Paris is more expensive than Rome.
A superlative adjective compares three or more nouns or pronouns. An adjective can be changed into a superlative, adding most- and -est.
- This pizza is the best.
- She is the prettiest.
- Paris is the most expensive.
Types of Adjectives
let's learn more uses of an adjective by discussing different types of adjectives:
A descriptive adjective is what describes an adjective the best. It describes nouns and pronouns. Words like pretty, big, beautiful, tall, hungry, etc., are all descriptive adjectives and are some of the most common adjectives used. The degrees we have explained above work for descriptive adjectives.
- Sam is hungry.
- Sam is hungrier.
- Sam is the hungriest
A possessive adjective shows possession and belonging. Possessive adjectives include my (belongs to me), his (belongs to him), her (belongs to her), their (belongs to them), your (belongs to you), and our (belongs to us).
- It's their car.
- This is your pen.
- Wendy is my cat.
However, not all these possessive adjectives can be used before a noun, like his. When you want to use an adjective leaving the noun or pronoun, use mine, his, hers, yours, and ours.
- Whose cat is that?
- She's my cat, or she's mine.
A quantitative objective is an adjective that describes the quantity of a noun. We use quantitative adjectives to answer questions like "how many?" or "how much?"
- How many cars do you have?
I have three cars.
- Do you want more cars?
I want many cars!
- Did Henry eat enough?
Oh yes, Henry ate the whole pie!
A demonstrative adjective explains which noun or pronoun you are alluding to. Demonstrative adjectives include this (referring to a singular noun that is close), that (referring to a singular noun that is far), these (referring to a plural noun that is close), those (referring to a plural noun that is far).
- - This house is mine, and that house is Peter's.
- - These dogs are healthy, and those dogs are sick.
A distributive adjective describes a specific someone or something. Distributive adjectives are used when you single out one or more things or people. These include words such as each (every single person or thing in a group), every (every single person or thing), either (one among a choice of two), neither (none among the choice of two), and any (one or some out several choices).
- - Every rose is beautiful.
- - Neither of us wants to go.
- - I will wear any dress.
An interrogative adjective asks a question. Some of the interrogative adjectives include which (asks between two or more things), what (asks about something), and whose (asks who something belongs to). It is important to note that whose, which, and what will only be considered adjectives when and if a noun or pronoun follows them.
- - Which book do you like more?
- - Whose bag is that?
- - What time should we arrive?
A proper adjective describes a specific noun or proper noun, a particular person, thing, or place.
- - I am Russian.
- - Italian food is delicious.
- - He is studying American history.
A participle adjective is based on participles, which describe the state of something by adding -ing or -ed.
- - I am going for my swimming lessons.
- - Paul has impressed his teachers.
- - History is fascinating.
Adjectives are part of speech that adds meaning to a noun and pronoun. We use adjectives to describe places, people, things, and even ourselves. "Los Angeles is a fun city." "I am kind." "The kittens are adorable." Imagine these sentences without adjectives. It sounds quite bland, doesn't it? There are different degrees and types of adjectives, including descriptive, interrogative, superlative, possessive, and more.
We hope that this article helped you learn more about adjectives and their uses.
Themed Adjective WorksheetsA series of adjective worksheets arranged by theme. These are really fun for students.
- American Adjectives
- Antarctic Adjectives
- Antarctic North Pole Adjectives
- Canada Adjectives
- China Adjectives
- Community Helpers Adjectives
- Fall: Daylight Savings Adjective
- Fall: Football Adjective
- Fall: Color Change Adjectives
- Fall: Raking Leaves Adjective
- Halloween: Candy Adjectives
- Hockey Adjectives
- Japan Adjectives
- Panda Adjective
- Rainforest Adjectives
- Sumo Adjectives
- Valentine's Day Adjectives
- Veterans: War Adjectives
- Winter: Icicles Adjectives