Adjectives that Come from Verbs - Practice

Adjectives that come from verbs

Intermediate Practice

Fill in the blank with the correct form of the word. Some blanks require adjectives and some require other parts of speech. To see more about the placement of adjectives in a sentence, check out the glossary.

Example: I think that that new one is better because I took out an unnecessary and ______ (confuse/confusing/confused) sentence.

Answer: I think that that new one is better because I took out an unnecessary and confusing sentence.

  1. Readers may feel ______ (annoy/annoying/annoyed) if they need to jump back and forth to different pages of the magazine to finish the whole article.
  2. These students barely speak or ask questions during lectures and make the class ______ (bore/boring/bored).
  3. It was true, but I felt more ______ (stress/stressing/stressed) in my second quarter.
  4. There will always be people doubting themselves and being put down while there are others that are ______ (motivate/motivating/motivated) and have a deep inspiration.
  5. Last quarter, it was very important for me to find some great stress relievers so that I could ______ (relax/relaxing/relaxed) and learn better.
  6. Last quarter, it was very important for me to find some great stress relievers so that I could feel more ______ (relax/relaxing/relaxed) and learn better.

Advanced Practice

Underline the participial adjective(s) in each sentence and decide whether or not each one is used correctly. Correct any mistakes (not every sentence will have a mistake).

Example: Letting colleges rank each other would lead to a bias result because colleges do not know anything about the others and are also competitive against each other.

Answer: Letting colleges rank each other would lead to a bias result because colleges do not know anything about the others and are also competitive against each other. (Incorrect → biased)

  1. In the data that Tough mentions, the gap between disadvantage students and white students obtaining twelve credits by Christmas was cut by half in no more than a year.
  2. This newly design bicycle allows women to better ride it.
  3. When I first arrived in Sacramento to begin my first school year, I was surprised and depressed when I heard many different racial comments such as “all Asians look the same” and “they all suck in English.”
  4. It made me think of how great an impact a simple college student’s essay admitting the fear of belonging had on entered freshmen who may be going through the same thing upperclassmen went through in the past.
  5. Sadly, these rankings are prejudice because one institution doesn't know anything about the other institution, so they rank each other based on the U.S News' information.
  6. This demonstrates how the author is reaching out to her audience to keep them engaged in the information she explained.