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Nouns as Adjectives

Sometimes words that are usually nouns can function as adjectives. This happens when the “noun” is used to define a noun. Underline the adjective in each sentence that is often a noun. The first one is done for you.


1. Karen always wipes her runny nose with paper towels.

2. Teasing a junkyard dog is a bad idea.

3. An intelligent person will never put his head into an empty pickle jar.

4. I hear that apple juice is a healthy drink.

5. Troy would like an onion sandwich with a touch of mustard.

6. Remind Kurt to stop eating cat food!

7. That’s what you get for using a glue stick as lipstick!

8. The chubby little frog refused to try the new beef diet.

9. Yes, there are automobile dealers you can trust.


English Basics, Vol 8, No. 1, September 25, 2002http://rhlschool.comCopyright 2002 RHL

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