Types of adjectives Worksheet-1

What is an Adjective?

Adjective is a word that tells us about or add to the meaning of a noun, e.g.

(i)      She is a kind lady.

(ii)     I like this pen.

(iii)    Anu lives in a large house.

 

(iv)    Ravi is a strong player.

The main kinds are:

     (a) Demonstrative: this, that, these, those

     (b) Distributive: each, every, either, neither

     (c) Quantitative: some, any, no, little/few, many, much,one, twenty

     (d) Interrogative: which, what, whose

     (e) Possessive: my, your, his, her, its, our, your, their

     (f) Of quality: clever, dry, fat, golden, good, heavy, square, Ugly, heavy, dry, good, red

   

   (g) Present/Past Participle                  - A moving bus, a wounded

                                                             driver, a burnt man, tiring  journey.

(h)  Relative Adjectives                 - who, which, that

(i)  Emphatic Adjectives                 - Own, such, same, very.

(j)  Proper Adjectives                    - Indian, Asian, American.

(k)  Exclaimatory Adjectives         - What, which, how

Adjective Types Worksheet-1

 

See the underlined adjective and state its kind:

  1. Who gave you this book?

(A) Adjective of quality                   (B) Demonstrative adjective

(C) Adjective of quantity                (D) Adjective of number

 

  1. Anita has got five pencils.

(A) Demonstrative adjective          (B) Adjective of quality

(C) Possessive adjective                  (D) Adjective of number

 

  1. There was a mistake in your answer sheet.

(A) Possessive adjective                  (B) Adjective of quality

(C) Adjective of number                 (D) Adjective of quantity

 

  1. A year has twelve months.

(A) Adjective of quality                   (B) Demonstrative adjective

(C) Adjective of quantity                (D) Adjective of number

 

  1. Is there any milk in the jug?

(A) Adjective of number                 (B) Adjective of quality

(C) Adjective of quantity                (D) Possessive adjective

 

  1. This is a very pretty girl.

(A) Demonstrative adjective          (B) Adjective of number

(C) Adjective of quantity                (D) Adjective of quality

 

  1. That child is quite happy.

(A) Possessive adjective                  (B) Demonstrative adjective

(C) Adjective of quality                   (D) Adjective of quantity

 

  1. Many students attended the fair.

(A) Demonstrative adjective          (B) Adjective of number

(C) Possessive adjective                  (D) Adjective of quality

 

  1. My mother is an excellent cook.

(A) Adjective of number                 (B) Adjective of quantity

(C) Adjective of quality                   (D) Demonstrative adjective

 

  1. There is a lot of water in the river.

(A) Possessive adjective                 (B) Adjective of quality

(C) Adjective of quantity                (D) Adjective of number

 

Answer Key:

  1. (B)

Exp:  ‘This’ points to the book; hence it is a demonstrative adjective.

  1. (D)

Exp:  ‘Five’ shows ‘how many’ pencils; hence it is an adjective of number.

  1. (A)

Exp:  ‘Your’ shows possession; hence it is a possessive adjective.

  1. (D)

Exp:  ‘Twelve’ shows how many months; hence it is an adjective of number.

  1. (C)

Exp:  ‘Any’ shows how much; hence it is an adjective of quantity.

  1. (D)

Exp:  ‘Pretty’ shows the quality; hence it is an adjective of quality.

  1. (C)

Exp:  ‘Happy’ shows the quality of the child; hence it is an adjective of quality.

  1. (B)

Exp:  ‘Many’ shows how many students; hence it is an adjective of number.

  1. (C)

Exp:  ‘Excellent’ tells us the quality; hence it is an adjective of quality.

  1. (C)

Exp:  ‘A lot of’ shows how much water; hence it is an adjective of quantity.