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English Basics
Volume 2, Number 7, October 20, 1997


An adjective is a word that modifies or describes a noun or pronoun.

An adjective can indicate what kind of, how many, whose, or which.

The word a is called an indefinite article. The word the is a definite article. They are adjectives too.

Each sentence below contains one or more adjectives. One adjective in each sentence is highlighted in bold type. Underline the noun or pronoun that is modified by that adjective. The first four sentences have been done for you.

1.X My silly puppy chases his curly tail.
2.X She is smarter than a moose.
3.X Joyce was happy to receive your message.
4.X Why did you eat ten juicy hamburgers?
5.X I put your smelly old socks in the trash can!
6.X Does Cheryl really know the magician’s secret word?
7.X Are the last two cupcakes still in the box?
8.X Roses are red; violets are blue.
9.X It is smaller than a mouse.
10. There is a terrible storm coming.
11. My favorite leather jacket is missing!
12. Put the mean old snake into his cage.
13. We are very clever.
14. The large crowd stood in front of the rustic church.


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