The Adjective

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  • Q1

    Choose the correct option to complete each sentences correctly:

    (a) My brother is five years _____ than me. (elder/older)

    (b) Which is the _____ of the two? (best/better)

    (c) We can’t go any ______ without a rest. (further/farther)

    (d) Sam’s painting is ________ to Ian’s. (superior to/superior than)

    (e) Solomon was wiser than all ______ men. (other/the)

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    (a) My brother is five years older than me.

    (b) Which is the better of the two?

    (c) We can’t go any farther without a rest.

    (d) Sam’s painting is superior to Ian’s.

    (e) Solomon was wiser than all other men.

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  • Q2

    Supply many, much, little, a little, a few, the few in the blanks:

    There are _______ good chapters in this book. I have read ________ chapters from it. Frank spent _______ money he had in buying books. Having read one of the chapters, I slept ________ and felt better.Reading a chapter is a matter of ____ hours.

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    There are many good chapters in this book. I have read a few chapters from it. Frank spent the little money he had in buying books. Having read one of the chapters, I slept a little and felt better. Reading a chapter is a matter of few hours.

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  • Q3

    Fill in the blanks with the appropriate adjectives:

    (i) _________ his carelessness we missed the train. (Owing to, Bound)

    (ii)Unless you are early you can’t be _____ of getting a seat. (sure, surely)

    (iii) He realised only ________ that times had changed. (slow,slowly)

    (iv) He has deserted _______ friend he had.(a few, the few)

    (v)Henry spent a ________ money in his house. (great deal of, most of )

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    (i) Owing to his carelessness we missed the train.

    (ii)Unless you are early you can’t be sure of getting a seat.

    (iii) He realised only slowly that times had changed.

    (iv) He has deserted the few friend he had.

    (v)Henry spent a great deal of money in his house.

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  • Q4

    Complete the paragraph with suitable adjectives:

    Who are really happiest people? It is odd that we have no answer ready. For most of us happiness is ‘our being’s end and aim’. A person can be little happy or little sad. The successful man generally tells us that he was the happiest while he was struggling for his success.

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    Who are really happiest people? It is odd that we have noanswer ready. For most of us happiness is ‘our being’s end and aim’. A person can be little happy or little sad. The successful man generally tells us that he was thehappiest while he was struggling for his success.

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  • Q5

    Choose between adjectives and adverbs to fill in the blanks:

    i. Photosensitive paper turns ________ when exposed to the sun. (colourful,colourfully )

    ii. ________and consistent attention to spelling, grammar and sentence structure will improve your writing capability. (carefully, careful)

    iii. It is believed by many that it was Christopher Columbus who proved that the earth was ________. (round, roundly)

    iv. Due to the high pollen count in the valley this May, many people experienced severe allergies and were unable to breathe ________.(good, well)

    v. Peter looked ______ at his cat’s fur and noticed flea infestation. (close, closely)

    Marks:5
    Answer:

    i. Photosensitive paper turns colourful when exposed to the sun.

    ii. Careful and consistent attention to spelling, grammar and sentence structure will improve your writing capability.

    iii. It is believed by many that it was Christopher Columbus who proved that the earth was round.

    iv. Due to the high pollen count in the valley this May, many people experienced severe allergies and were unable to breathe well.

    v. Peter looked closely at his cat’s fur and noticed flea infestation.

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