Affinity for Adjectives

Word Game

Adjectives describe or modify the meaning of nouns and pronouns to make them more specific.

Examples

The broken refrigerator caused the food to spoil and created an appalling smell.

broken = adjective being used to describe the refrigerator

refrigerator = noun

appalling = adjective being used to describe the smell

smell = noun

appalling definition: horrifying, repulsive, offensive

Here is another example:

It was very hot.

hot = adjective being used to modify the pronoun

it = pronoun

Note: 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.

Directions:

1. Select the adjective word group.

2. Use Google or a dictionary to learn each adjective word definition.

3. Write (2) compound sentences for each of the (3) three listed adjectives.

4. A compound sentence is (2) two (or more) independent clauses joined by a coordinating conjunction or semicolon.

Example/Practice Game

A. arrival • administration • automobile (nouns)

B. amazingly • accurately • accidentally (adverbs)

C.  arrive • avoid • allow (verbs)

D.  amazing • accurate • adamant (adjectives)

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

Correct Answer

D. This is the adjective word group.

Her artistic skills were amazing, so she was used to receiving compliments. (Compound Sentence)

The turnout at the art fair was higher than expected, and a local band played an amazing show for the crowd. (Compound Sentence)

John’s retelling of what happened wasn’t accurate, and Sharon rolled her eyes. (Compound Sentence)

Her prices were an accurate reflection of her talents, and she displayed them proudly. (Compound Sentence)

Sharon wanted John to stop lying, but he was adamant that he was telling the truth. (Compound Sentence)

She was adamant about her set prices, because she valued her skills as an artist. (Compound Sentence)

Now, it’s time to play the game.

Game 1

Directions:

1.Select the adjective word group.

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

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

A. brutal • barricade • beautify

B. bulb • brilliance • border

C. benevolent • blameless • bothersome

D.  blamelessly • brilliantly • breathlessly

Game 2

Directions:

1.Select the adjective word group.

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

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

A.  coolness • cord • cruelty

B. cool • curt • cruel

C. cautiously • candidly • cruelly

D. call • capture • consider

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 Types of Sentences workshop in our Basic Rules of Grammar category. At the very bottom of this page, you will find a search bar section where you can type in the words: The 4 Types of Sentences. This will direct you to this and other helpful workshops.  

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