Practice in Using Adjectives Formed From Nouns and Verbs

A Sentence-Completion Exercise

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This sentence-completion exercise will give you practice in using adjectives that have been formed from nouns and verbs.

Instructions:

Many adjectives are formed from nouns and verbs. The adjective hungry, for example, comes from hunger, which may be either a noun or a verb. For each pair of sentences below, complete the second sentence with the adjective form of the italicized noun or verb in the first sentence. When you're done, compare your answers with those below.

  1. This birdhouse is made of wood. My grandfather used to make _____ birdhouses.
  2. I don't desire fortune or fame. Not all rich and _____ people are happy.
  3. I don't desire fortune or fame. If you have good friends, you are a _____ person.
  4. I rely on my iPad for recipes while cooking. My iPad is a _____ and durable gadget.
  5. I have a deep passion for running. I am _____ about all forms of exercise.
  6. Lucy studies for at least three hours every night. She is the most _____ person in her class.
  7. The poison in this rare mushroom can cause serious kidney damage. Fortunately, most mushrooms aren't _____.
  8. It takes skill and determination to be a professional race-car driver. Though I have the determination, I am not yet a _____ driver.
  9. Everyone enjoyed the concert last night. All in all, it was an _____ evening.
  10. The teacher had to raise his voice to be heard above the noise in the classroom. It's hard to get any work done in a _____ classroom.
  11. Uncle Ernie causes trouble for my family during the holidays. I have many _____ relatives.
  1. My father is accustomed to facing danger. Firefighting is a _____ profession.
  2. My friends laughed and joked and talked all during the meal. Joey was the most _____ one of all.
  3. Everyone at work obeys the boss's orders. They are remarkably _____ people.
  4. My nephew is always causing mischief. He's a _____ little boy.

Here are the correct answers (in bold) to the exercise on page one: Practice in Using Adjectives Formed From Nouns and Verbs.

  1. My grandfather used to make wooden birdhouses.
  2. Not all rich and famous people are happy.
  3. If you have good friends, you are a fortunate person.
  4. My iPad is a reliable and durable gadget.
  5. I am passionate about all forms of exercise.
  6. She is the most studious person in her class.
  7. Fortunately, most mushrooms aren't poisonous.
  8. Though I have the determination, I am not yet a skillful driver.
  9. All in all, it was an enjoyable evening.
  10. It's hard to get any work done in a noisy classroom.
  11. Uncle Ernie causes trouble for my family during the holidays. I have many troublesome relatives.
  12. Firefighting is a dangerous profession.
  13. Joey was the most talkative one of all.
  14. They are remarkably obedient people.
  15. He's a mischievous little boy.