Exercise: Forming Adjectives


Exercise 1: Adding Prefixes/Suffixes to form Adjectives

Instructions: Add the correct prefix or suffix to the following words to change them into adjectives.

  1. _____read (Prefix for ‘able to be read’)
  2. _____possible (Prefix for ‘everything being possible’)
  3. _____visible (Prefix for ‘not able to be seen’)
  4. Power_____ (Suffix for ‘showing the ability to do or act’)
  5. Beauty_____ (Suffix for ‘full of beauty’)

Answer Key: Exercise 1

  1. Readable
  2. OmniPossible
  3. Invisible
  4. Powerful
  5. Beautiful

Exercise 2: Changing Nouns and Verbs into Adjectives

Instructions: Change the given words into adjectives.

  1. Danger
  2. Pleasure
  3. Power
  4. Act
  5. Kind

Answer Key: Exercise 2

  1. Dangerous
  2. Pleasurable
  3. Powerful
  4. Active
  5. Kindly

Exercise 3: Using Adjectives in Sentences

Instructions: Select the correct adjective from the given options.

  1. The _____ (cold/coldly) wind blew her hair back.
  2. Her _____ (beauty/beautiful) eyes sparkled in the sun.
  3. The _____ (danger/dangerous) dog barked loudly.
  4. They had a _____ (happy/happily) evening together.
  5. The _____ (interesting/interest) book kept her up all night.

Answer Key: Exercise 3

  1. Cold
  2. Beautiful
  3. Dangerous
  4. Happy
  5. Interesting

Exercise 4: Descriptive Adjectives

Instructions: Use the correct adjective for describing the object.

  1. The _____ (large, large-sized) elephant lumbered towards the waterhole.
  2. My _____ (red, red-colored) car is parked outside.
  3. A _____ (old, old-aged) man was walking in the park.
  4. The _____ (green, green-colored) tree provided shade on hot days.
  5. There was a _____ (blue, blue-colored) bird perched on her window.

Answer Key: Exercise 4

  1. Large-sized
  2. Red-colored
  3. Old-aged
  4. Green-colored
  5. Blue-colored

Exercise 5: Degrees of Comparison

Instructions: Write the following adjectives in the correct comparative/superlative form in the blank spaces provided.

  1. Sharad is _____ (tall) than Kumar, but Subramaniam is the _____ (tall) of them all.
  2. This is the _____ (good) cookie that I have ever had.
  3. My brother drives _____ (bad) than I do.
  4. The last movie we watched was _____ (interesting) than the previous one.
  5. This pizza is _____ (delicious) than the one we had yesterday.

Answer Key: Exercise 5

  1. Taller, Tallest
  2. Best
  3. Worse
  4. More interesting
  5. More delicious

I hope these exercises helped you practise forming adjectives and using them correctly. Remember that good grammar always leaves a good impression!