Definition: A common adjective is a word that
An adjective answers:
What kind: A huge monster arose from the sea.
Which one: That bike belongs to me.
How many: There are few tickets that remain.
How much: Some cake is left.
DIRECTIONS: WRITE THE ADJECTIVE AND DRAW AN
ARROW TO THE NOUN IT DESCRIBES.
1. The old restaurant sells fabulous chocolate cookies.
2. Hummingbirds have long, thin beaks.
3. The furry white rabbit hopped into the tall grass.
4. Stormy clouds gathered over the hot desert.
5. Can you hear the chirping baby robins?
6. The second seat in the fourth row is broken.
7. The colorful parrot stared at the noisy crowd.
8. The sleek Corvette zoomed by the beautiful home.
9. The tasty dinner consisted of baked spaghetti and garlic
10. A ripe watermelon and juicy pineapple were on the large
The is a definite article. It points to a specific
person, place or thing.
A and an are indefinite articles. They point to any
member of a group of similar people, places, or
Indefinite article before consonant
A young woman
A one-sided argument
Indefinite article before vowel sounds:
An ugly building
An only child
An exciting day
DIRECTIONS: Write the article, draw an arrow to
the noun it describes, and tell what type of
article it is.
1. An angry dog barked at the mailman.
2. The mystery books were left on the floor.
3. A little girl won first prize in the beauty contest.
4. How many people won a prize in the drawing?
5. We waited for an hour for the bus.
6. Mrs. Smith sat at the desk for a minute.
7. Please clean out the closet today!
Definition: A proper adjective is:
a proper noun used as an adjective
an adjective formed from a proper noun
United States Army base
PROPER ADJECTIVE PRACTICE
DIRECTIONS: WRITE THE PROPER ADJECTIVE
AND DRAW AN ARROW TO THE NOUN IT
1. We enjoy eating Spanish food every weekend.
2. The cruise will stop at several Caribbean ports.
3. Brazilian restaurants are becoming very popular.
4. We read several examples of Russian literature.
5. I would like to buy a Swiss watch.
6. That family owns a German sedan and a Japanese
7. We stayed on a Mediterranean island last summer.
8. An October morning is usually cool.
9. Michelle wrote to the Mexican embassy for information.
10. Many cities have Mardi Gras festivals in late winter.
(This, That, These, Those)
Definition: A demonstrative adjective points out
a specific person or thing
This and that describe singular nouns.
Thispoints to a person or thing nearby.
Example: This room is my favorite.
Thatpoints to a person or thing far away.
Example: That man is running very fast.
These and those describe plural nouns.
These points to persons or things nearby.
Example: These women are the best players.
Those points to persons or things farther away.
Example: Those houses need to be painted.
DEMONSTRATIVE ADJECTIVE PRACTICE
DIRECTIONS: WRITE THE DEMONSTRATIVE ADJECTIVE
AND DRAW AN ARROW TO THE NOUN IT DESCRIBES.
1. That storm is the reason for this problem.
2. These running shoes are the best I’ve ever owned.
3. This fruit is freshly picked from my orchard.
4. I’ll buy those earrings, please.
5. That answer is obviously the correct one.
6. This letter needs a stamp before you mail it.
7. John, where are those people going?
8. Please bring me that highlighter.
9. Do you want one of these brownies?
10. Sarah and Kevin might buy that house.