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English Basics
Volume 3, Number 4, September 28, 1998


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

Each sentence below contains one or more adjectives. Read each sentence carefully and underline the adjectives. The first four sentences have been done for you.

1. I’m not going to keep these empty plastic bottles.
2. Nancy was angry when Fred compared her cookies to old mud pies.
3. Pretty yellow birds decorated the ancient walls.
4. A simple explanation will prevent a terrible punishment.
5. My best friend has an exciting new idea!
6. Mary gazed into the cracked mirror and said, “I really believe that green teeth are attractive.”
7. Jason placed the leather boots in that small closet.
8. Ryan gave me two useful gifts.
9. There is nothing like a good book on a comfortable couch.
10. I told them that frozen pizza would make a fine dessert.
11. Eighty awful alligators ate eighteen aimless acrobats.
12. Herman became confused when he read the secret map.

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