Affinity for Adjectives

Word Game

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

Examples

Her elderly neighbor spent an hour every day tending to his vibrant garden.

elderly = adjective being used to describe the neighbor

neighbour = noun

vibrant = adjective being used to describe the garden

garden = noun

vibrant definition: bright, lively

Here is another example

Sharon disliked scented candles.

scented = adjective being used to describe the noun

candles = noun

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. unhappiness • underdog • ugliness (nouns)

B. unabashedly • unambiguously • uproariously (adverbs)

C. usher • underestimate • utilize (verbs)

D. unconscionable • untimely • ubiquitous (adjectives)

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

Correct Answer

D. This is the adjective word group.

His actions were unconscionable, so they fired him. (Compound Sentence)

The government’s response to the crisis was insufficient, and the world found it unconscionable. (Compound Sentence)

Larissa’s comment was untimely, but she was easy to forgive. (Compound Sentence)

The storm was quite untimely, and Paul glumly packed up his picnic. (Compound Sentence)

Everyone had always made fun of her for her style, but now it was popular and ubiquitous.
(Compound Sentence)

The raccoons in the area were ubiquitous, so he always made sure the garbage was shut tightly. (Compound Sentence)

Now, it’s time to play the game.

Game 1

A.vicariously • vibrantly • vehemently 

B.validate • vilify • vocalize

C.vehicle • vicar • verdict

D.verdant • valiant • voracious

Game 2

A.wellness • wonderment • wreckage

B.wretched • winsome • warped

C.wishfully  • wrongfully • watchfully

D.whistle • worship • wager

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.

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