Exercise: Adjectives

Fill in the blanks using the correct adjectives:

1. She has ______ pencils.
much
many

2. All are horrible, you just have to find the ______ of the worst.
good
better
best

3. I have _____ problems than you.
fewer
less

4. This is the ______ moment of his career.
proud
prouder
proudest

5. You have ______ work pending.
much
many

6. Delhi is ______ from New York than California.
further
farther

7. She is presenting the ______ news.
last
latest

8. He is ______ than her.
stronger
more stronger

9. She is ______ than her elder sister.
pretty
prettier
prettiest

10. Among English playwrights, Shakespeare is the _______.
great
greater
greatest

ANSWERS

1. She has many pencils. (Use ‘many’ with countable nouns)
2. All are horrible, you just have to find the best of the worst. (The superlative adjective is used with the article ‘the’.)
3. I have fewer problems than you. (Use few/fewer/fewest with countable nouns. Use less/lesser/least with uncountable nouns. The superlatives fewest and least should be preceded by the article ‘the’)
4. This is the proudest moment of his career. (The superlative adjective is used with the article ‘the’.)
5. You have much work pending. (Use ‘much’ with uncountable nouns)
6. Delhi is farther from New York than California. (farther=used for distance, further=additional)
7. She is presenting the latest news. (last=the previous one; latest=the most recent)
8. He is stronger than her. (more stronger=a double comparative. Avoid double comparatives. Comparatives are strong, stronger, strongest.)
9. She is prettier than her elder sister. (The comparative adjective is usually followed by the preposition ‘than’.)
10. Among English playwrights, Shakespeare is the greatest. (The superlative adjective (greatest) is used with the article ‘the’.)


 

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