ESL Grammar

Introduction to Adjectives

This ESL grammar exercise introduces students to adjectives, which modify nouns. Students then have a chance to practice identifying adjectives in various sentences.

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Adjectives (1)

 

Adjectives are words that describe nouns. Adjectives make nouns more interesting.

 

A bird -> A big red beautiful bird

My car -> My old, dirty car

This story -> This story is short and funny.

 

 

I am (I’m)

big

small

short

tall

fun

boring

clean

dirty

 

easy

hard

old

young

nice

mean

fast

slow

He is (He’s)

She is (She’s)

It is (It’s)

They are (They’re)

You are (You’re)

We are (We’re)

 

 

Circle the adjectives in these sentences, and draw an arrow to the noun that they describe.

 

 

1. This car is new.

 

 

2. She is a funny girl.

 

 

3. John is tall, but Jane is short.

 

 

4. The new car is very clean.

 

 

5. The fast rabbit played with the slow turtle.

 

 

6. Playing baseball is very fun!

 

 

7. Your book is too dirty! It is not clean!

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