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Identify Adjectives in Sentences 1

In this worksheet students practise identifying adjectives in sentences.

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 adjective can come just before the noun.

Jimmy is holding a red balloon.

 

It can also come after the verb.

Jimmy's balloon is red.

Read the sentence and decide which of the words is an adjective.

 

Joe lives in a big house.

lives

big

house

Read the sentence and decide which of the words is an adjective.

 

My dog is very friendly.

my

dog

friendly

Read the sentence and decide which of the words is an adjective.

 

Sarah is very happy today.

Sarah

happy

today

Read the sentence and decide which of the words is an adjective.

 

Adil was given a blue bicycle for his birthday.

blue

bicycle

birthday

Read the sentence and decide which of the words is an adjective.

 

We bought a massive beach ball at the seaside.

bought

massive

seaside

Read the sentence and decide which of the words is an adjective.

 

Joanna is always very helpful.

Joanna

is

helpful

This time, read the sentence and count up the total number of adjectives.

 

A shiny blue car sped past as we walked along the dusty road.

 

How many did you find?

2

3

4

Read the sentence and count up the total number of adjectives.

 

My brother has a new red scooter but mine is old and rusty.

 

How many did you find?

2

3

4

Read the sentences and count up the total number of adjectives.

 

Mrs Smith smiled at Kara and gave her a colourful sticker. Kara stuck it onto her blue jumper while the class clapped.

 

How many did you find?

2

3

4

This time you need to read a much longer passage and count the total number of adjectives.

 

Jimmy hated going shopping with his mother. He was hot and tired and just wanted to go home but his mother made him try on uncomfortable shoes and boring trousers. His sister Janey was happy. She loved clothes and couldn't understand why Jimmy was so angry.

 

How many did you find?

4

6

8

  • Question 1

Read the sentence and decide which of the words is an adjective.

 

Joe lives in a big house.

CORRECT ANSWER
big
EDDIE SAYS
The word 'big' is an adjective because it is describing a noun (the house).
  • Question 2

Read the sentence and decide which of the words is an adjective.

 

My dog is very friendly.

CORRECT ANSWER
friendly
EDDIE SAYS
The word 'friendly' is an adjective because it is describing the dog.
  • Question 3

Read the sentence and decide which of the words is an adjective.

 

Sarah is very happy today.

CORRECT ANSWER
happy
  • Question 4

Read the sentence and decide which of the words is an adjective.

 

Adil was given a blue bicycle for his birthday.

CORRECT ANSWER
blue
  • Question 5

Read the sentence and decide which of the words is an adjective.

 

We bought a massive beach ball at the seaside.

CORRECT ANSWER
massive
  • Question 6

Read the sentence and decide which of the words is an adjective.

 

Joanna is always very helpful.

CORRECT ANSWER
helpful
  • Question 7

This time, read the sentence and count up the total number of adjectives.

 

A shiny blue car sped past as we walked along the dusty road.

 

How many did you find?

CORRECT ANSWER
3
EDDIE SAYS
The three adjectives are 'shiny', 'blue' and 'dusty'.
  • Question 8

Read the sentence and count up the total number of adjectives.

 

My brother has a new red scooter but mine is old and rusty.

 

How many did you find?

CORRECT ANSWER
4
EDDIE SAYS
The adjectives are 'new', 'red', 'old' and 'rusty'.
  • Question 9

Read the sentences and count up the total number of adjectives.

 

Mrs Smith smiled at Kara and gave her a colourful sticker. Kara stuck it onto her blue jumper while the class clapped.

 

How many did you find?

CORRECT ANSWER
2
EDDIE SAYS
Even though there are two sentences this time, there are only two adjectives. They are 'colourful' and 'blue'.
  • Question 10

This time you need to read a much longer passage and count the total number of adjectives.

 

Jimmy hated going shopping with his mother. He was hot and tired and just wanted to go home but his mother made him try on uncomfortable shoes and boring trousers. His sister Janey was happy. She loved clothes and couldn't understand why Jimmy was so angry.

 

How many did you find?

CORRECT ANSWER
6
EDDIE SAYS
This was tricky. Did you find all six? The adjectives are 'hot', 'tired', 'uncomfortable', 'boring', 'happy' and 'angry'.
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