Adjective practice, English homework help
In a document, re-type each sentence, adding an adjective.
Dorian smiles at the painting.____________________________________
The boy is pleased with the painting. _______________________________
The painting reflects his beauty. __________________________________
His beauty fills the room with warmth. _____________________________
The influence of Lord Henry destroys Dorian’s happiness. __________________________
Effective adjectives help to specify the nouns that they describe. Do your adjectives do this? If you used one of these words: pretty, happy, bad, or good, consider replacing them with adjectives that express more clearly what you meant.
Now, re-type each sentence with an adjective that answers the specified question.
Which one? Dorian smiles at the painting. ________________________________
What kind? The boy is pleased with the painting. ___________________________
Which one? The painting reflects his beauty. ______________________________
How many? His beauty fills the room with warmth. _________________________
What kind? The influence of Lord Henry destroys Dorian’s happiness. ________________________
You may have noticed by now that, for the most part, we place adjectives directly before the noun they describe. When we get into more complex adjectives like adjectival phrases and clauses, placement will vary, but for now, we generally put our adjectives before the noun.