Affinity for Adjectives

Word Game

Adjectives describe or modify—that is, clarify or limit the meaning of—nouns and  pronouns to make them more specific.

Examples

• The stealthy man attempted to steal my purse.

stealthy = adjective being used to describe the man.

man = noun

Stealthy definition: behaving, done, or made in a cautious and surreptitious manner, so as not to be seen or heard.

Here is another example:

• She was a tall woman who enjoyed playing sports.

tall = adjective being used to modify the pronoun

she = pronoun

Directions:

1. Select the adjective word group.

2. It’s extremely important that you know how to correctly pronounce a word. Google a word that you don’t know how to pronounce. Usually, there will be a megaphone next to the Googled word. Click on the megaphone to listen to the word’s correct pronunciation.

3. Use Google or a dictionary to learn each of the adjective word definitions.

4. Write (2) compound sentences for each of the three adjectives listed.

5. A compound sentence is two (or more) independent clauses joined by a coordinating conjunction or semicolon.

Example/Practice Game

A. woebegone • waggish • wrathful

B. waggishly • wholly • wearisomely

C. wheedle • wallow • walk

D. wheat • weapon • window

Here is an example of how your answer should be written:

Correct Answer

A (This is the adjective word group).

1. The woebegone, old lady cried, and she refused to eat anything. (Compound Sentence)

2. Jack was a lonely, woebegone fisherman who fished all the time and he sang the blues. (Compound Sentence)

3. The waggish, teenage girl hates to eat vegetables, but she enjoys eating chocolate cake. (Compound Sentence)

4. Jack is a waggish little boy who plays tricks with his friends, and he enjoys outdoor camping with his dad. (Compound Sentence)

5. Jack Smith’s wrathful, name calling infuriated the audience, so the security guard escorted him out of the movie theater. (Compound Sentence)

6. Jack’s wrathful conduct lead to his arrest, and he was charged with disorderly conduct. (Compound Sentence)

Now it’s time to play the game.

Game 1

Directions:

1. Select the adjective word group.

2. It’s extremely important that you know how to correctly pronounce a word. Google a word that you don’t know how to pronounce. Usually, there will be a megaphone next to the Googled word. Click on the megaphone to listen to the word’s correct pronunciation.

3. Use Google or a dictionary to learn each of the adjective word definitions.

4. Write (2) two compound sentences for each of the adjectives listed.

A. garrulousness • glamorousness • gregariousness

B. galvanize • giggle • gnaw

C. garrulously • genially • glamorously

D. gregarious • gallant • genial

Game 2

Directions:

1. Select the adjective word group.

2. It’s extremely important that you know how to correctly pronounce a word. Google a word that you don’t know how to pronounce. Usually, there will be a megaphone next to the Googled word. Click on the megaphone to listen to the word’s correct pronunciation.

3. Use Google or a dictionary to learn each of the adjective word definitions.

4. Write (2) two compound sentences for each of the adjectives listed.

A. tediously • tendentiously • torridly

B. tabulate • terminate • transcend

C. tedious • tendentious • torrid

D. tediousness • tendentiousness • torridness

Pay it forward. Please share your sentences in the Leave a Reply/leave a comment section below (keep scrolling down). In the comment section below, a member of our teaching staff will provide helpful feedback on the answers and sentences you provide. If you have any questions related to this workshop, please feel free to post them below.

Please review The 4 Sentence Types writing workshop in our Basic Rules of Grammar category.

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