What are Adjectives? - Definition & Examples

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An adjective is a word that describes a:

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1. An adjective is a way to write or speak:

2. Specific detail is a way of explaining:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz/worksheet combo to help you test your understanding of adjectives. Some of the material you'll be assessed on includes words that adjectives describe as well as the purposes of adjectives.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • Words that adjectives describe
  • Purposes of adjectives
  • Description of specific detail
  • Type of detail adjectives tell us about something or someone

Skills Practiced

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

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on adjectives
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the kinds of words adjectives modify and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how adjectives and specific detail are related
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the advantages of using adjectives

Additional Learning

To learn more about the parts of speech, review the accompanying lesson on Adjectives. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define the term 'adjective'
  • Tell how specific details and adjectives are related
  • Look at examples of adjectives within the lesson
  • Compare sentences with adjectives to those without
  • Understand how adjectives improve sentences
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