Unit 7 Test: Modifiers

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  1. know all words from the chapter that are in bold type.
  2. Review "summing up" at the end of each lesson
  3. Be able to identify adjectives, adverbs, and double negatives
  4. Know how to do comparisons with adjectives and adverbs
  5. Know special rules, irregulars, and exceptions to adjectives/adverbs



Here are the test directions, word for word, from each section:


  • Choose the correct form of the adjective to complete each sentence.
  • Decide which word in each sentence is the adjective.
  • Choose the correct form of the ADVERB to complete each sentence.
  • Choose the word in each sentence that is an ADVERB.
  • Choose the sentence in each set that IS NOT a double negative.
  • Choose the sentence that uses the adjective/adverb correctly.
  • Choose the one best answer to each question.
  • Read each statement, then decide if the statement is ALWAYS true, SOMETIMES true, or NEVER true. Read each sentence as a statement only. hint: think, "how often is this statement true?"
  • Choose the correct answer to each question. (know when to use words such as scarcely, hardly, etc.)
  • Select the correct word to fit each sentence (know when to use good/well, bad/badly, etc.)
  • Tell which degree each adjective is in. In other words, which type of adjective each is (know how to recognize adjectives that are in the positive, comparative, and superlative degree).
  • Pick the correct word: few/fewer or less/least.



Lesson 1

  • modifiers are words that describe other words
  • adjectives modify nouns or pronouns
  • proper adjectives are formed from proper nouns
  • a, an, the are special adjectives called articles
  • predicate adjectives follow linking verbs and modify subjects
  • adjectives tell which, what kind, how many


Lesson 2

  • adjectives that show comparison have special forms, called degrees
  • we use the comparative degree to compare two things
  • to compare two or more things, we use the superlative degree
  • Usually, add "er" or "more" to an adjective to use the comparative
  • Usually, add "est" or "most" to an adjective to use the superlative


Lesson 3

  • Adverbs are words that modify verbs, adjectives, or other adverbs
  • Adverbs tell when, where, how, and to what extent
  • Many adverbs end in -ly


Lesson 4

  • Adverbs that show comparison have degrees just like adjectives do
  • The positive degree shows one action or quality
  • The comparative degree compares two actions or qualities
  • To use the comparative deg., usually add "er" or "more" to the adverb
  • The superlative degree compares three or more actions or qualities
  • To use the superlative deg., usually add "est" or "most" to the adverb


Lesson 5

  • negatives are words that mean "no" or "not"
  • A double negative is the incorrect use of two negative for one idea
  • Don't use double negatives in formal writing. It's bad.
  • In addition to not, never, and nowhere, the words barely, scarcely, and hardly are also negative adverbs. They can help make double negatives


Lesson 6

  • Use words such as good, bad, sure, and real as adjectives
  • Use words such as well, badly, scarcely, surely, and really as adverbs
  • When you use the word well to refer to health, it's an adjective
  • Most often, the word well is used as an adverb


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