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Identify Adjectives in Sentences 2

In this worksheet, students identify adjectives in sentences and consider the role they play.

Key stage:  KS 2

Curriculum topic:  Writing: Vocabulary, Grammar and Punctuation

Curriculum subtopic:  Grammar Awareness

Difficulty level:  

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QUESTION 1 of 10

An adjective is a word that describes a noun (someone or something).

The thief was a clever man.

He carried a bright torch and wore a black hat on his bald head.

 

Adjectives can be used to add all sorts of detail to a description. They can describe the size or colour of something, somebody's feelings or characteristics, what something sounds like and so on.

 

In this worksheet you can practise identifying adjectives in sentences and working out what type of adjectives they are.

Can you spot two adjectives in this sentence? Tick the correct boxes.

 

My new jumper goes well with my blue trousers.

My

new

well

blue

Can you spot two adjectives here? There is one in each sentence. Tick the correct boxes.

 

I hate drinking warm milk. It's horrible!

hate

warm

milk

horrible

There are two adjectives in this sentence, too. Tick the correct boxes.

 

A tall young man was leaning against the wall.

tall

young

leaning

against

There are two adjectives in this sentence, too. Tick the correct boxes.

 

A wicked witch lived in a dark cottage in the wood.

wicked

witch

lived

dark

There are two adjectives in this sentence, too. Tick the correct boxes.

 

These new shoes are too big for me.

new

shoes

are

big

This time, read the sentence and decide what feature of the dog the adjective is describing.

 

The puppy was very young.

its size

its colour

its mood

its age

What feature of Carly is being described by the adjective in this sentence?

 

Carly is upset because her brother is ill.

what she looks like

how old she is

how she is feeling

how tall she is

This time, all the adjectives are of the same type except one. Can you spot the odd one out?

 

Dad's car is shiny and red. It has a black roof and comfortable seats.

shiny

red

black

comfortable

Can you spot the odd one out this time?

 

Lily's puppy had soft ears, silky fur and a wet black nose.

soft

silky

wet

black

Can you spot the odd one out this time?

 

Most of the city was full of ancient churches and old buildings but in the centre there was a huge new skyscraper.

ancient

old

huge

new

  • Question 1

Can you spot two adjectives in this sentence? Tick the correct boxes.

 

My new jumper goes well with my blue trousers.

CORRECT ANSWER
new
blue
  • Question 2

Can you spot two adjectives here? There is one in each sentence. Tick the correct boxes.

 

I hate drinking warm milk. It's horrible!

CORRECT ANSWER
warm
horrible
  • Question 3

There are two adjectives in this sentence, too. Tick the correct boxes.

 

A tall young man was leaning against the wall.

CORRECT ANSWER
tall
young
  • Question 4

There are two adjectives in this sentence, too. Tick the correct boxes.

 

A wicked witch lived in a dark cottage in the wood.

CORRECT ANSWER
wicked
dark
  • Question 5

There are two adjectives in this sentence, too. Tick the correct boxes.

 

These new shoes are too big for me.

CORRECT ANSWER
new
big
  • Question 6

This time, read the sentence and decide what feature of the dog the adjective is describing.

 

The puppy was very young.

CORRECT ANSWER
its age
  • Question 7

What feature of Carly is being described by the adjective in this sentence?

 

Carly is upset because her brother is ill.

CORRECT ANSWER
how she is feeling
  • Question 8

This time, all the adjectives are of the same type except one. Can you spot the odd one out?

 

Dad's car is shiny and red. It has a black roof and comfortable seats.

CORRECT ANSWER
comfortable
EDDIE SAYS
'Comfortable' is the odd one out because it describes how the seats feel. The other adjectives are describing the appearance of the car (what it looks like).
  • Question 9

Can you spot the odd one out this time?

 

Lily's puppy had soft ears, silky fur and a wet black nose.

CORRECT ANSWER
black
EDDIE SAYS
The other three adjectives describe how the puppy feels to touch.
  • Question 10

Can you spot the odd one out this time?

 

Most of the city was full of ancient churches and old buildings but in the centre there was a huge new skyscraper.

CORRECT ANSWER
huge
EDDIE SAYS
'Huge' describes the size of something, but the other adjectives are describing how old things are.
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