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Grammar and StructureGRAMMAR & STRUCTURE — Exercises
Adjective Phrases

 
 

Answer the following questions to check your knowledge of adjective phrases.

Example

Which of the following sentences has an adjective phrase?
The boy playing with the kite is my son.
The boy who is playing with the kite is my son.

The correct answer is "The boy playing with the kite is my son."


1.

Which of the following sentences has an adjective phrase?

 

Many international students who come to Canada want to live with Canadian families.

 

Many international students coming to Canada want to live with Canadian families.

     
2.

Which of the following sentences has an adjective phrase?

 

Thousands of people who are from Quebec travel to British Columbia every year for a holiday.

 

Thousands of people from Quebec travel to British Columbia every year for a holiday.

     
3.

Which of the following sentences has an adjective phrase?

 

Sally, wanting to save money to buy a new house, is working at two jobs this summer.

 

Sally, who wants to save money to buy a new house, is working at two jobs this summer.

     
4.

Which of the following sentences has an adjective phrase?

 

The University of Victoria, which is located in Victoria, which is the capital of British Columbia, is a very popular university.

 

The University of Victoria, located in Victoria, the capital of British Columbia, is a very popular university.

     
5.

Here is a sentence with an adjective clause. Which of the following sentences correctly reduces the clause to an adjective phrase?
The three friends, who are all excellent musicians, have just completed a successful tour.

 

The three friends, all excellent musicians, have just completed a successful tour.

 

The three friends are all excellent musicians have just completed a successful tour.

 

The three friends, are excellent musicians, who have just completed a successful tour.

     
6.

Here is a sentence with an adjective clause. Which of the following sentences correctly reduces the clause to an adjective phrase?
Tom is taking a course which is on the development of children in rural communities.

 

Tom taking a course on the development of children in rural communities.

 

Tom is taking a course on the development of children in rural communities.

 

Tom is taking a course is on the development of children in rural communities.

     
7.

Here is a sentence with an adjective clause. Which of the following sentences correctly reduces the clause to an adjective phrase?
The students who are graduating with Information Technology degrees will be able to get good jobs.

 

The students graduating with Information Technology degrees will be able to get good jobs.

 

The students are graduating with Information Technology degrees getting good jobs.

 

The students graduate with Information Technology degrees will be able to get good jobs.

     
8.

Here is a sentence with an adjective clause. Can the adjective clause be changed to an adjective phrase?
The skirt that I wore belonged to Joan.

 

It can be changed to an adjective phrase.

 

It cannot be changed to an adjective phrase.

     
9.

Here is a sentence with an adjective clause. Can the adjective clause be changed to an adjective phrase?
The university that Terence graduated from is one of the country's best universities.

 

It can be changed to an adjective phrase.

 

It cannot be changed to an adjective phrase.

     
10.

Which sentence is correctly punctuated?

 

The school on the corner is my first elementary school.

 

The school, on the corner, is my first elementary school.