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Sentence Skills
Standard Use of Verbs
Standard Use of Pronouns
Modifiers - Adverbs, Adjectives, Prepositional Phrases
Adjectives and Adverbs
Comparative and Superlative Forms
Placement of Modifiers in Sentences
How Language Varies According to Context
Sentence Structure: Fragments and Run-ons
Standard Use of Punctuation
Standard Use of Capitalization
Practice Sentence Skills Tests

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Recognize and Apply the Standard Use of Modifiers (e.g., Adverbs, Adjectives, Prepositional Phrases)

Adjectives and Adverbs

Adjectives modify or describe nouns. Adverbs modify or describe adjectives, verbs, or other adverbs. A common error is the use of an adjective when it should be an adverb.

The sentence below is incorrect.

I’m not feeling so good today.

The adjective "good" was used to modify the verb "feeling" and this mistake should be corrected to:

I’m not feeling so well today.

1) For the sentence below write a correction. Click here when you are finished.

He did bad on the test.

When adjectives are used, the correct form will depend on its situation.

The adjective "good" is used correctly as:

Joe is a good boxer.

The comparative form "better" is needed to compare Joe against one other boxer.

Joe is a better boxer than Mike.

The superlative form "best" is used to compare Joe against two or more other boxers.

Joe is the best boxer in the state.

2) Use the comparative and superlative forms of the adjective "bad" to complete the two sentences shown below. Click here when you are finished.

Tim is a bad tennis player.

Tim is a ________ tennis player than Sam.

Tim is the ________ tennis player in the school.

3) Use comparative and/or superlative forms to complete the sentences shown below. Click here when you are finished.

She is beautiful.

She is __________(more, most) beautiful than her sister.

She is the __________(more, most) beautiful woman in the entire family.

4) Insert the comparative and superlative forms for the adjectives shown below. Click here when you are finished.


Comparative Form

Superlative Form