ACT English Practice: Adjectives, Adverbs and Modifiers


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I've painted with every shade of pink imaginable - petal pink, baby pink, rose pink, fuscia, hot pink - but I still think that cherry blossom pink is prettier.

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1. Martha is a chronic procrastinator: five minutes after she was supposed to leave, she'll still be running around frantic trying to get everything together.

2. In the dance competition, all the judges agreed that Marissa's footwork was better than anything else they'd ever seen.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Adjectives and adverbs are both types of modifiers. Modifiers are words that aren't grammatically necessary, but they help liven up sentences. This quiz and corresponding worksheet will test you on your understanding of adjectives, adverbs and modifiers.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz and printable worksheet to test your knowledge of the following:

  • Using superlatives in sentences
  • Using adverbs in sentences
  • Using modifiers in sentences
  • Using adjectives in sentences

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to practice the following skills:

  • Making connections- understand the concept of adjectives modifying a verb.
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about adjectives, adverbs and modifiers
  • Distinguishing differences- compare and contrast superlative use and adjectives modifying nouns.

Additional Learning

To learn more about the use of adjectives, adverbs and modifiers, review the accompanying lesson on Adjectives, Adverbs & Modifiers in ACT English. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Practice describing and comparing things with adjectives
  • Practice describing and comparing things with adverbs
  • Understand that adjectives modify nouns and answer the question of 'what kind?'
  • Understand that adverbs modify verbs, adjectives, or other adverbs and answer the question, 'how?'
  • Practice using the superlative form when comparing three or more things
  • Practice using the comparative form when comparing two things