Before you practice using this worksheet, be sure to review the article on English adjectives on our website.
Exercise A: Adjective Order
Choose the answer with the correct adjective order and comma use in the sentence that describes the picture.
a) Dominic has a green yucky old bag of trash in his hand.
b) Dominic has a yucky, old, green, bag of trash in his hand.
c) Dominic has a yucky old green bag of trash in his hand.
d) Dominic has a green, yucky, old bag of trash in his hand.
a) Nick is carrying some important, heavy, school books.
b) Nick is carrying some school heavy important books.
c) Nick is carrying some important, heavy school books.
d) Nick is carrying some heavy, school, important books.
a) We just bought a green lovely new hose.
b) We just bought a lovely new green hose.
c) We just bought a green new lovely hose.
d) We just bought a green, new, lovely hose.
a) Ted has old torn sneakers.
b) Ted has, old torn sneakers.
c) Ted has sneakers, old, torn.
d) Ted has sneakers old torn.
a) Eric likes delicious spicy Italian food.
b) Eric likes Italian spicy, delicious food.
c) Eric likes delicious Italian spicy food.
d) Eric likes spicy, delicious Italian food.
a) I have a new square blue backpack for hiking!
b) I have a new, square, blue backpack for hiking!
c) I have a square, blue, new backpack for hiking!
d) I have a backpack new, blue, square for hiking!
a) They are celebrating with long paper orange streamers.
b) They are celebrating with paper long orange streamers.
c) They are celebrating with streamers long paper orange.
d) They are celebrating with long orange paper streamers.
a) He is trying to write an important finance complex report.
b) He is trying to write an important, complex finance report.
c) He is trying to write a report, important, complex, finance.
d) He is trying to write an important complex finance report.
a) Vivian is repairing an old grey adding machine.
b) Vivian is repairing a grey adding machine old.
c) Vivian is repairing an adding machine, grey old.
d) Vivian is repairing an adding grey old machine.
a) Mom is preparing a French, delicious, egg recipe.
b) Mom is preparing a delicious, French, egg recipe.
c) Mom is preparing an egg delicious French recipe.
d) Mom is preparing a delicious French egg recipe.
Exercise B: Nouns that Act Like Adjectives
Match the sentences below with the sentences in each exercise so that they make sense together to describe the pictures. Then underline the nouns that act like adjectives.
a) His grandmother made him a delicious birthday cake.
b) They are holding their song books in their hands.
c) We have an important business meeting at 2:00pm.
d) He keeps them all in his tool closet.
e) The only thing he wants to see in the morning is his coffee cup.
f) They are playing with their toy cars.
g) He got hit in the head with a soccer ball during the game.
h) She is showing everyone her wedding ring.
i) He is dreaming of vanilla ice cream.
j) His mail bag is so heavy!
Lucas wants dessert. ___________
The children are singing in a concert. ___________
Kevin does not like to get up early. ___________
The referee has a headache! ___________
The boys are enjoying a fun game. ____________
Ethan looks very happy and very hungry on his special day! ___________
Check is a carpenter, so he owns lots of tools. ____________
Ryan feels very tired after he finishes his postal route. ___________
Everyone please be sure to clear your schedules for this afternoon. ___________
Ellen is back in the office after her honeymoon. ____________
Exercise C: Comparative and Superlative Adjectives
Each exercise contains information about the pictures and a comparative or superlative adjective in parentheses. Use this word to write a sentence.
Jim's first camera was not very expensive. His new camera cost him more. (more expensive)
Liam is not very tall. His father is very tall. (shorter)
The other detectives are smart. Inspector Richards is smarter than all of them. (smartest)
What a fat cat! I have never seen a fatter cat! (fattest)
I am thirty-three years old. My mother is sixty-four years old. (older)
There are lots of good radio hosts in the city. Henry is better than all of them. (best)
I do not have a lot of work today. Brenda has a lot of work. (busier)
Ed was not very clean before his shower. After his shower, he is not so dirty. (cleaner)
There were many great philosophers. I think Aristotle was better than all the others. (greatest)
Mike was not thirsty this morning. Now he is quit thirsty. (thirstier)