Adjectives and Adverbs Worksheet 1
Do you ever find yourself wondering whether to use “good” or “well”? Should you use “careful” or “carefully”? Here is a simplified version of the rule. It works 100% of the time.
USE AN ADJECTIVE (“GOOD” or “CAREFUL”) TO MODIFY A NOUN. IF THE WORD MODIFIED IS NOT A NOUN, USE AN ADVERB (“WELL” or “CAREFULLY.”)
Write the following information for each sentence below:
a. The word that the underlined word modifies is _______ (write down the actual word).
b. Is the word you wrote down used as a noun in the sentence?
c. Is the underlined word an adjective or an adverb?
d. Is the underlined word used correctly? If not, supply the correct form.
1. Students who study will do good in college.
2. You’d better have a good reason for this kind of behavior.
3. Because he was real tall, we thought he played basketball.
4. Because he drives careful, he has never had an accident.
5. People who talk loud are frequently perceived as authoritative.
6. Margaret behaves proper when she goes to church.
Choose one of the following words for each blank: bad or badly. Then identify the word in the sentence it modifies.
7. You look ______ today.
8. He did ______ on the test.
9. I felt _____ about my grades.
10. This change is ______ needed.
11. She sang so _______ that most of the audience left at intermission.
Choose one of the following words for each blank: real or really.
12. She is a _____ nice person.
13. Is she a _____ princess?
14. He wrote a ______ good paper about Jeffersonian democracy.
15. Is that painting a _____ Picasso?
16. Everyone is ______ tired by Friday afternoon.
Choose one of the following words for each blank: good or well.
17. John writes _______.
18. Doesn’t she look _______ in that new outfit?
19. I feel _____ about my chances of winning.
20. Nobody did ______ on the test.
21. How _______ are his chances of winning the contest?
Home | Handouts and Worksheets
Advice | Bibliography Formats |
Regents Exam | Videos | Dept. of Writing and Linguistics | GSU | Links
This page is maintained by the Georgia
Southern University Writing Center
Please send comments and corrections to the webmaster.
This page last updated on 1/23/03