Saturday, March 20, 2021

Quiz for Lessons 151 - 155 - Parts of the Sentence - Adjectives

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Instructions: Find all the adjectives in these sentences, tell what they modify, and what they tell.

1. Grandpa's low growl was a quick warning to us.

2. The largest spaceship in the world stood ready for launch.

3. His lost vision was still not clear.

4. Many young people feel uneasy before a crowd.

5. Pink and blue flowers bloomed in the neighbor's garden.

6. Several gray clouds blocked the radiant sunlight.

7. There were no visible signs of activity at the old mill.

8. Five little speckled eggs were seen in the bird's nest.

9. Mother planted those yellow and white irises.

10. Soft, cool breezes blew off the beautiful silver lake.


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Answers:

1. Grandpa's low growl was a quick warning to us.
- Grandpa's (whose) and low (what kind) modify growl
- a (which) and quick (what kind) modify warning

2. The largest spaceship in the world stood ready for launch.
- The (which) and largest (what kind) modify spaceship
- the (which) modifies world

3. His lost vision was still not clear.
- His (whose) and lost (what kind) modify vision
- clear (what kind, predicate adj.) modifies vision

4. Many young people feel uneasy before a crowd.
- Many (how many) and young (what kind) modify people
- uneasy (what kind, predicate adj.) modifies people
- a (which) modifies crowd

5. Pink and blue flowers bloomed in the neighbor's garden.
- Pink (what kind) and blue (what kind) modify flowers
- the (which) and neighbor's (whose) modify garden

6. Several gray clouds blocked the radiant sunlight.
- Several (how many) and gray (what kind) modify clouds
- the (which) and radiant (what kind) modify sunlight

7. There were no visible signs of activity at the old mill.
- no (how many) and visible (what kind) modify signs
- the (which) and old (what kind) modify mill

8. Five little speckled eggs were seen in the bird's nest.
- Five (how many), little (what kind), and speckled (what kind) modify eggs
- the (which) and bird's (whose) modify nest

9. Mother planted those yellow and white irises.
- those (which), yellow (what kind), and white (what kind) modify irises

10. Soft, cool breezes blew off the beautiful silver lake.
- Soft (what kind) and cool (what kind) modify breezes
- the (which), beautiful (what kind), and silver (what kind) modify lake



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Friday, March 19, 2021

Lesson 155 - Parts of the Sentence - Adjectives

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Adjectives modify or affect the meaning of nouns and pronouns and tell us which, whose, what kind, and how many about the nouns or pronouns they modify. They come before the noun or pronoun they modify except for the predicate adjective which comes after a linking verb and modifies the subject.
 
Examples of adjectives:
The big brown bear grabbed the scared small man.
(The, big, and brown modify the subject bear and the, scared, and small modify the direct object man)

Examples of predicate adjectives:
The big bear is brown. The brown bear was big.
(brown and big come after the linking verbs is and was and modify the subject bear)
 
There are seven (7) words in the English language that are always adjectives. They are the articles a, an, and the and the possessives my, our, your, and their. (The possessives are from the possessive pronoun list but are always used with nouns as adjectives.) One should memorize them so they are immediately recognized as adjectives.

Instructions: Find the predicate adjectives in these sentences, tell what they modify, and what they tell us.

1. The performance was hilarious.

2. The two girls were tired and exhausted.

3. My father is old but strong.

4. This fish tastes too salty.

5. Has she been sick recently?


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Answers:

1. The performance was hilarious.
- hilarious modifies the subject performance and tells what kind

2. The two girls were tired and exhausted.
- tired/exhausted modify the subject girls and tell what kind

3. My father is old but strong.
- old/strong modify the subject father and tell what kind

4. This fish tastes too salty.
- salty modifies the subject fish and tells what kind

5. Has she been sick recently?
- sick modifies the subject she and tells what kind



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Thursday, March 18, 2021

Lesson 154 - Parts of the Sentence - Adjectives

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Adjectives modify or affect the meaning of nouns and pronouns and tell us which, whose, what kind, and how many about the nouns or pronouns they modify. They come before the noun or pronoun they modify except for the predicate adjective which comes after a linking verb and modifies the subject.
 
Examples of adjectives:
The big brown bear grabbed the scared small man.
(The, big, and brown modify the subject bear and the, scared, and small modify the direct object man)

Examples of predicate adjectives:
The big bear is brown. The brown bear was big.
(brown and big come after the linking verbs is and was and modify the subject bear)
 
There are seven (7) words in the English language that are always adjectives. They are the articles a, an, and the and the possessives my, our, your, and their. (The possessives are from the possessive pronoun list but are always used with nouns as adjectives.) One should memorize them so they are immediately recognized as adjectives.

Adjectives that point out how many are indefinite pronouns like many, several, both, and numbers.

Instructions: Find the adjectives that tell how many in these sentences and tell what they modify.

1. Both companies need twenty-four workers by tomorrow.

2. Several citizens protested the many cars on the two lots.

3. Seventy-six trombones led the few drummers and some tubas.

4. Three people tried out for one part in the play.

5. Each train needed another car and more passengers.


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Answers:

1. Both companies need twenty-four workers by tomorrow.
- Both modifies companies 
- twenty-four modifies workers

2. Several citizens protested the many cars on the two lots.
- Several modifies citizens
- many modifies cars 
- two modifies lots

3. Seventy-six trombones led the few drummers and some tubas.
- Seventy-six modifies trombones
- few modifies drummers 
- some modifies tubas

4. Three people tried out for one part in the play.
- Three modifies people
- one modifies part

5. Each train needed another car and more passengers.
- Each modifies train
- another modifies car 
- more modifies passengers


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Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Lesson 153 - Parts of the Sentence - Adjectives

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Adjectives modify or affect the meaning of nouns and pronouns and tell us which, whose, what kind, and how many about the nouns or pronouns they modify. They come before the noun or pronoun they modify except for the predicate adjective which comes after a linking verb and modifies the subject.
 
Examples of adjectives:
The big brown bear grabbed the scared small man.
(The, big, and brown modify the subject bear and the, scared, and small modify the direct object man)

Examples of predicate adjectives:
The big bear is brown. The brown bear was big.
(brown and big come after the linking verbs is and was and modify the subject bear)
 
There are seven (7) words in the English language that are always adjectives. They are the articles a, an, and the and the possessives my, our, your, and their. (The possessives are from the possessive pronoun list but are always used with nouns as adjectives.) One should memorize them so they are immediately recognized as adjectives.

Adjectives used often that point out whose are possessive pronouns my, your, our, his, her, their, its and possessive nouns like Joe's, Pete's, etc.

Instructions: Find the adjectives that tell whose in these sentences and tell what they modify.

1. Badger's bark is my signal for food.

2. The sky's clouds are our shade trees.

3. Alaina's brother is also Pam's son.

4. Their hope was our arrival in time.

5. Her hair was a spider's web.


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Answers:

1. Badger's bark is my signal for food.
- Badger's modifies bark 
- my modifies signal

2. The sky's clouds are our shade trees.
- sky's modifies clouds 
- our modifies trees

3. Alaina's brother is also Pam's son.
- Alaina's modifies brother 
- Pam's modifies son

4. Their hope was our arrival in time.
- Their modifies hope 
- our modifies arrival

5. Her hair was a spider's web.
- Her modifies hair 
- spider's modifies web


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Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Lesson 152 - Parts of the Sentence - Adjectives

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Adjectives modify or affect the meaning of nouns and pronouns and tell us which, whose, what kind, and how many about the nouns or pronouns they modify. They come before the noun or pronoun they modify except for the predicate adjective which comes after a linking verb and modifies the subject.
 
Examples of adjectives:
The big brown bear grabbed the scared small man.
(The, big, and brown modify the subject bear and the, scared, and small modify the direct object man)

Examples of predicate adjectives:
The big bear is brown. The brown bear was big.
(brown and big come after the linking verbs is and was and modify the subject bear)
 
There are seven (7) words in the English language that are always adjectives. They are the articles a, an, and the and the possessives my, our, your, and their. (The possessives are from the possessive pronoun list but are always used with nouns as adjectives.) One should memorize them so they are immediately recognized as adjectives.

Adjectives that point out what kind are most common and too numerous to list. Big, brown, scared, and small above are examples.

Instructions: Find the adjectives that tell what kind in these sentences and tell what they modify.

1. The tall man is a professional baseball player.

2. That lovely old lady wrote realistic short plays.

3. A loud and noisy group greeted the returned missionary.

4. The small but strong man helped the cute little girl.

5. A tall slender girl won the beauty contest.


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Answers:

1. The tall man is a professional baseball player.
- tall modifies man
- professional and baseball modify player

2. That lovely old lady wrote realistic short plays.
- lovely and old modify lady
- realistic and short modify plays

3. A loud and noisy group greeted the returned missionary.
- loud and noisy modify group
- returned modifies missionary

4. The small but strong man helped the cute little girl.
- small and strong modify man
- cute and little modify girl

5. A tall slender girl won the beauty contest.
- tall and slender modify girl 
- beauty modifies contest


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Monday, March 15, 2021

Lesson 151 - Parts of the Sentence - Adjectives

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Adjectives modify or affect the meaning of nouns and pronouns and tell us which, whose, what kind, and how many about the nouns or pronouns they modify. They come before the noun or pronoun they modify except for the predicate adjective which comes after a linking verb and modifies the subject.
 
Examples of adjectives:
The big brown bear grabbed the scared small man.
(The, big, and brown modify the subject bear and the, scared, and small modify the direct object man)

Examples of predicate adjectives:
The big bear is brown. The brown bear was big.
(brown and big come after the linking verbs is and was and modify the subject bear)
 
There are seven (7) words in the English language that are always adjectives. They are the articles a, an, and the and the possessives my, our, your, and their. (The possessives are from the possessive pronoun list but are always used with nouns as adjectives.) One should memorize them so they are immediately recognized as adjectives.

Adjectives that point out which include that, this, those, these, and the articles a, an, and the.

Instructions: Find the adjectives that tell which in these sentences and tell what they modify.

1. These first apples have been stepped on.

2. This money had been lost at the races.

3. That cat had those kittens.

4. A mouse can scare an elephant.

5. An answer will be found in the dictionary or a thesaurus.


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Answers:

1. These first apples have been stepped on.
- these and first modify apples

2. This money had been lost at the races.
- This modifies money 
- the modifies races

3. That cat had those kittens.
- That modifies cat
- those modifies kittens

4. A mouse can scare an elephant.
- A modifies mouse
- an modifies elephant

5. An answer will be found in the dictionary or a thesaurus.
- An modifies answer 
- the modifies dictionary 
- a modifies thesaurus


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