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Traditional English Grammar

Unit I
Parts of Speech Continued:
Adjective and Adverb Quiz 2 Answer Key

Directions: You have underlined all adjectives (except articles a, an, the) and placed parentheses around all (adverbs). Now check your answers with those below. If you missed an item and do not understand why, click on the hyper-text (in blue) to go to the part of the lesson that covers that point of grammar. Use your browser "back" button to return to this page.

1. The sheriff went into a neighboring county to pick (up) the suspect.

"Pick up" can be considered to be the verb (a verb-adverb construction) such as "look up" in the sentence "Look up my friend while you are in Atlanta." If you thought of it either way, you're right.


2. Roscoe did (not) find that lecture worthwhile.

That is a demonstrative adjective. Remember demonstratives from the pronoun lesson?


3. Cinderella and her prince lived (happily) (ever) (afterwards).

These are adverbs answering the questions "how?" "how much?" and "when?"


4. John saw the (only) friendly face in the crowd.

Watch for -ly endings; they do not always indicate adverbs.


5. Toby just sat (there) without saying one word.

Sat where?


6. (Never) (again) will I drive (so) (fast).

When? How fast?


7. If Hank travels (frequently) across the country in his automobile, he will (certainly) need a (more) economical car.


8. Is this trip necessary"?

Necessary is a predicate adjective.


9. The old mariner returned (home) a sadder and wiser man.


10. Although the weather was (quite) cold, the children dressed (warmly) and played (outside).

Played where?


Consult Adjectives and Adverbs on your Student Page for further study if you scored less than 80% on this exercise.


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