Grammar: Adjectives (Proper, descriptive, articles, and demonstratives)
Name the proper adjective in each of the next 5 sentences:
Many Canadians speak two languages.
Most people in the province of Quebec speak the French language.
They took their foreign friends to eat at an American restaurant.
My favorite Italian city is Tuscany.
These Mexican blankets are beautifully crafted by the Navajo.
Name the articles in the next 5 sentences. There may be more than one. List each article as many times as they appear:
They arrived at the airport very early.
We talked about the process of photosynthesis and how a plant makes its food.
Ottawa is the capital of Canada.
Doctors say that an apple a day keeps the doctor away.
an, a, the
Dad worked on the car during the entire day to get it running smoothly again.
For the next 6 sentences select the article a or an in parentheses to complete the sentence:
We talked about (a, an) effect of acid rain on crops.
She carried with her (a, an) cute, yellow, polka-dotted umbrella.
The two boys went to the store for (a, an) quart of milk.
She asked Santa for (a, an) ukulele.
The nurse wore (a, an,) uniform with a big stripe on it.
It took mom (a, an) hour to make dinner.
For the next 5 sentences select the correct article in parentheses that completes the sentence.
We took (a, the) boxes to the pantry.
She has (a, the ) big cut on her knee from her fall.
(A, The) girls took the lost puppy home.
We will go to (a, the) Science Center in May.
Put (a, the) question mark at the end of this sentence.
For the next 5 sentences select the demonstrative adjective in parentheses that complete each sentence.
(These, Those) maps in my hand show Canada.
Let's go to (this, that) old church in Guadalupe for Mass on Sunday.
(These, Those) apples on the table over in the corner are rotten.
(This, That) dog I am petting is so soft.
We will go to see (this, that) scary movie later in the week.
For the next 4 sentences select all the descriptive adjectives in each sentence and then write the noun or nouns they describe: (remember that descriptive adjectives can describe what kind or how many)
Those two, purple tulips are beautiful.
two, purple tulips
We enjoyed a relaxing time on the sandy beach.
Go to the bookstore and pick up a recent issue of the newspaper.