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Adjectives Practice Exercises for English Grammar (page 2)

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Updated on Aug 12, 2011

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  1.  
    1. Improper descriptive, her limiting, catering descriptive
    2. Careful descriptive, several limiting, his limiting, experimental descriptive
    3. Mexican proper; his limiting
    4. Poor descriptive, his limiting, Irish proper
    5. One limiting, perfect descriptive
  2.  
    1. His possessive, his possessive,
    2. Eleven numerical,
    3. her possessive, her possessive,
    4. That demonstrative, both indefinite, my possessive,
    5. What interrogative,
    6. whose relative, all indefinite,
    7. Each indefinite, his possessive,
    8. No indefinite,
    9. whose relative,
    10. Their possessive,
    11. His possessive,
    12. Which interrogative, her possessive,
    13. first numerical, her possessive,
    14. That demonstrative, only indefinite, your possessive,
    15. Any indefinite
  3.  
    1. fine,
    2. excellent,
    3. exciting,
    4. bad,
    5. better,
    6. radiant,
    7. larger,
    8. (none),
    9. disconsolate,
    10. sad
  4.  
    1. fresh trout,
    2. Rare books,
    3. Italian opera,
    4. ripe pear,
    5. so exciting
  5.  
    1. better,
    2. smaller,
    3. youngest,
    4. more suitable or less suitable,
    5. broadest,
    6. more competent or less competent,
    7. best,
    8. best,
    9. longer,
    10. longest
  6.  
    1. between you and me,
    2. for indigent persons,
    3. with failing businesses,
    4. with little hope,
    5. with substantial fortunes, about the stock market,
    6. between houses, in my town,
    7. of the Impressionist paintings, in the United States,
    8. through my window,
    9. to Europe,
    10. on his right lung
  7.  
    1. that had been missing for many years,
    2. which are indigenous to Africa,
    3. who are skillful in interpreting scientific data,
    4. who find their immediate desires blocked,
    5. that have been stored properly,
    6. I have treasured since childhood,
    7. that had managed to survive without care,
    8. he plans to cook today,
    9. she felled with her little hatchet,
    10. who has ever found himself unable to find a job, who are habitually unemployed
  8.  
    1. he wrote in his English courses (restrictive)
    2. that were active in the period between the two world wars (restrictive)
    3. that have been left unrefrigerated (restrictive)
    4. that have served their masters well (restrictive)
    5. that conveys gratitude but little warmth (restrictive)
    6. I consult most often (restrictive)
    7. , who have made many important cultural contributions to our country, (nonrestrictive)
    8. , which has a distinctive texture and appearance, (nonrestrictive)
    9. , which calls itself the world leader in maple syrup production (nonrestrictive)
    10. , which is a relatively new phenomenon, (nonrestrictive)
  9.  
    1. The pipe that I left behind was one of the best I ever owned.
    2. My last dollar, which I wanted to spend on food, was supposed to keep me alive until payday.
    3. Two quarts of milk, which cost less than a pound of meat, have more food value as far as I am concerned.
    4. Yesterday's newspaper, which was left on my doorstep, belongs to my neighbor.
    5. The message that the fiery minister conveys is not to be ignored.
  10.  
    1. book,
    2. Farmer,
    3. police, store,
    4. Phonograph, music,
    5. furniture
  11.  
    1. proud,
    2. poor,
    3. swift,
    4. wealthy, indigent,
    5. learned
  12.  
    1. sold,
    2. Undeterred,
    3. Struggling,
    4. Sprinkled,
    5. victimized,
    6. unopened,
    7. finding, unrewarding,
    8. Harassed, dispirited,
    9. Gasping,
    10. achieved
  13.  
    1. Running as hard as possible, I could not catch my breath.
    2. correct
    3. After having walked in circles for three hours, I knew I had lost my way.
    4. Since many people at that college were studious, the library was heavily used.
    5. Once it is cooked, I can enjoy a fine roast.
    6. correct
    7. correct
    8. A feeling of despair is no surprise in one stuck in traffic for hours.
    9. While sitting quietly before a wood fire, young and old find noisy children a nuisance.
    10. Upon meeting old friends, one naturally responds with pleasure.
  14.  
    1. to acquit—vote,
    2. to suit the happy occasion—food,
    3. to feed them—owners,
    4. to dance to—music,
    5. toread—biography,
    6. to meet every situation—joke,
    7. to use for this job—tool,
    8. to miss Sunday services—permission,
    9. to wear—clothes,
    10. to cover the story—reporter
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