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Adjectives

An adjective is used to describe a noun. A noun is a person, place, or thing.

An ADJECTIVE gives us more details and information about an object.

Number, color, order, and size, words are frequently used as ADJECTIVES.

Example: Two pencils Orange cat First step Gigantic T.V.

Finding the Adjective: Underline the adjective in each sentence.

1. The black cat jumped from the high wall.


2. The ugly patterned carpet was now faded and worn.
3. The sparkling diamond ring looked beautiful on her slim finger.
4. She had two cows, several pigs and some chickens.
5. Paula left her old bicycle in their garden shed.

Adjectives: Underline the adjective in each sentence. Then, write what word the adjective is
describing.

6. The dragon in the cave was scary. dragon


7. The unicorn ran into the dark forest. forest
8. The ogre standing by the tree is angry. ogre
9. The wicked witch was flying on her broomstick. witch
10. The monster under my canopy bed is furry. bed; monster

An adjective is also used to compare and evaluate nouns. These are called comparative
adjectives and superlative adjectives.

A comparative adjective compares two nouns.


To make an adjective comparative:
If the word is 1 or two syllables you will add –er at the end of the word.

Example: Fast Faster


Good Better
Bad Worse
If the word is 3 or more syllables you add more before the word.

Example: Intelligent More intelligent


Compassionate More compassionate

Comparative Adjectives: Underline the comparative adjectives in each sentence.

11. Martin is older than Marcia.


12. Maria is happier than Jan right now.
13. The weather is more beautiful today than yesterday.
14. Bobby is a more well-behaved child than Jimmy.
15. Penny is more excited than her sister.

A superlative adjective evaluates three or more nouns.


To make an adjective superlative:
If the word is 1 or two syllables you will add –est at the end of the word.

Example: Long Longest


Good Best
Bad Worst
If the word is 3 or more syllables you add most before the word.

Example: Wonderful Most wonderful


Colorful Most colorful

Superlative Adjectives: Underline the superlative adjectives in each sentence.

16. That's the most difficult spelling word we have been assigned this year.
17. Football is the most exciting sport of all.
18. Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the world.
19. This is the warmest blanket in the house.
20. January is the coldest month of the year.