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What is an Adjective? Quiz

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1. An adjective is a word that tells us more about

a verb
a noun
a) a verb b) a noun

2. In the language of grammar, adjectives ________ nouns.

modify
activate
a) modify b) activate

3. "These flowers are beautiful!" Which is an adjective?

these
beautiful
a) these b) beautiful

4. "His new apartment's nice, but it's a bit small." How many adjectives are there?

two
three
a) two b) three

5. An adjective usually comes BEFORE a noun or AFTER

a verb
a noun
a) a verb b) a noun

6. In which sentence does a verb come between a noun and the adjective that modifies it?

The movie was boring.
It was a boring movie.
a) The movie was boring. b) It was a boring movie.

7. Adjectives modify nouns, and they can also modify

verbs
pronouns
a) verbs b) pronouns

8. "She's very smart, so the exam was easy for her." Which modifies a pronoun?

smart
easy
a) smart b) easy

9. Which endings are often found on adjectives?

-able, -ful, -ous
-ness, -ment, -ity
a) -able, -ful, -ous b) -ness, -ment, -ity

10. "This quiz is harder than the others." The adjective "harder" is

superlative
comparative
a) superlative b) comparative

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