Adjectives — easy peasy, right? I mean, we’re not even talking dangling participles here, we’re just talking about basic grammar. Adjectives describe nouns — how hard can this be?
I don’t consider myself a grammar whiz, but I do consider my grammar to be at least above average (when I choose to use it, I choose to ignore it quite frequently, but that’s beside the point.) The point is, that my daughter’s 6th grade grammar workbook has really been making me feel grammar illiterate lately! I graded her worksheet yesterday and as I was marking the ones she missed I was thinking, “Even I wouldn’t have gotten that one!”
So the question is.. “Are you smarter than a 6th grade grammar assignment?” Grab a pen and see for yourself.
For the following sentences, write down on a piece of paper the adjective and the noun it describes. For example:
The lonely man sat in the dilapidated house.
In the above sentence, the adjective ‘lonely’ describes the noun ‘man’ and the adjective ‘dilapidated’ describes the noun ‘house.’
- My rambunctious puppy knocked over the valuable flower vase.
- His grades showed his tremendous effort.
- There are many purple flowers in the large arrangement.
- These sweet peaches are the best I’ve ever tasted.
- My evening pottery class is full of interesting people.
So what do you think? Easy peasy? Click here to see the answers! How did you do? Are YOU smarter than a 6th grade grammar assignment?
*The above questions are part of an assignment from Princess’ “English & Grammar Grade 6” by Brighter Child. I’ve been quite impressed with it so far, it’s been a good choice for working & practicing grammar skills. It’s a very cheap little workbook we found on Amazon.
I’m also linking this up to the Hip Homeschool Hop! Welcome Tuesday hoppers!! Did you enjoy my little grammar quiz? ;0) Incidentally, they’re giving away a grammar book today, so if you needed help with these 5 questions, maybe you’ll win their giveaway for a little bit of grammar help. 😉