Adjectives and Adverbs Exercises (With Printable PDF)

Both adjectives and adverbs are modifiers. But they describe different parts of speech in the English language. Adjectives alter nouns and pronouns, while adverbs modify verbs, adjectives, and adverbs.

Answer this adverbs and adjectives test to challenge your understanding of the topic. It’s divided into three parts: multiple choice, identification, and completion tests.

Adjectives vs. Adverbs

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Adjectives are parts of speech that modify a noun, pronoun, and other noun equivalents. For example:

  • I am a fast learner.

In this sentence, fast modifies the noun learner.

Here are more examples of adjectives in sentences.

  • Vanny is taller than Victoria. (Taller modifies the noun Vanny.)
  • I am tired. (Tired modifies the pronoun I.)

Adverbs are parts of speech that modify a verb, adjective, or another adverb. For example:

  • Read the instructions carefully.

In this sentence, carefully does not modify instructions. Instead, it describes the action verb read.

Here are more examples of adverbs in sentences.

  • She sang joyfully. (Joyfully describes the verb sang.)
  • She’s not mean. (Not describes the adjective mean.)
  • She sang very joyfully. (Very describes the adverb joyfully.)

Some adverbs of manner can be formed by adding -ly to the adjective. For example:

  • Quick – Quickly
  • Happy – Happily
  • Fortunate – Fortunately
  • Careful – Carefully
Adjectives and Adverbs Exercise #1

Adjectives and Adverbs Exercise #1

Choose the letter of the correct answer.

Which part of speech does an adverb not modify?
What is the adverb form of good?
The group is ________ loud.
What part of speech does enthusiastically describe in this sentence? “My brother enthusiastically approached Jamie.”
What does the adjective hot describe in this sentence? “It’s too hot to wear a jacket.”
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Adjectives and Adverbs Exercise #2

Adjectives and Adverbs Exercise #2

Identify whether the word inside the parentheses is an adjective or adverb. Just write adjective or adverb in the answer box.

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Adjectives and Adverbs Exercise #3

Adjectives and Adverbs Exercise #3

Complete the sentence with the correct adjective or adverb form.
Example: I am not feeling ______. (good)
Answer: well

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