Adjectives – Free Exercise

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Exercise

Choose the correct option to complete the sentences.

  1. Das Buch ist .[The book is interesting.]|adjective comes after the verb → no ending
  2. Der Schüler heißt Jan.[The new student is called Jan.]|adjective comes before a noun → add an ending
  3. Die Frau trägt eine Jacke.[The woman is wearing a lovely jacket.]|adjective comes before a noun → add an ending
  4. Sie klettert die Leiter hinauf.[She carefully climbed up the ladder.]|adjective modifies a verb (vorsichtig klettern) → no ending
  5. Heute weht ein Wind.[There’s a cold wind today.]|adjective comes before a noun → add an ending

Adverbial, attributive or predicative? Which adjective type matches the underlined words.

  1. Das Auto fuhr viel zu schnell.
    [The car drove much too quickly.]|adjective that modifies a verb (schnell fahren) → adverbial
  2. Das Wetter bleibt schön.
    [The weather is going to stay nice.]|adjective that comes after the verb sein, bleiben or werden (schön bleiben) → predicative
  3. Paula hat ein großes Zimmer.
    [Paula has a large room.]|adjective that comes before a noun and is declined → attributive
  4. Alles wird gut!
    [Everything will be ok!]|adjective that comes after the verb sein, bleiben or werden (gut werden) → predicative
  5. Hat dich die laute Musik nicht gestört?
    [Did the loud music not bother you?]|adjective that comes before a noun and is declined → attributive

Complete the sentences with the correct form of the adjective: basic (positiv), comparative (Komparativ) or superlative (Superlativ).

  1. Dein alte Frisur gefiel mir (gut)  als die neue.[I liked your old hairstyle better than your new one.]|comparative (signal: als)|irregular form: gut–besser–am besten
  2. Mein Stein flog genauso (weit)  wie deiner.[My stone flew just as far as yours!]|basic adjective (signal: genauso … wie)
  3. Nachts ist es hier im Wald noch (dunkel)  als jetzt.[It’s much darker here in the woods at night than it is now.]|comparative (signal: als)|remove the e from the unstressed ending -el
  4. Das ist der (lustig)  Film aller Zeiten.[This is the funniest film of all time.]|superlative (signal: der … aller Zeiten)|we have to decline superlative adjectives when they come before a noun|→ nominative case, masculine singular noun = add -e
  5. Wir hatten in diesem Urlaub (schlecht)  Wetter als im letzten.[We’ve had worse weather on this holiday than on our last one.]|comparative (signal: als)|we have to decline comparative adjectives when they come before a noun|→ accusative case, neuter singular noun = add -es