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GRAMMAR & STRUCTURE — Exercises
Adjective Phrases

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

 
 
1. Which of the following sentences has an adjective phrase?
  Many international students who come to Canada want to learn English.
  Many international students coming to Canada want to learn English.
     
2. Which of the following sentences has an adjective phrase?
  Thousands of people who are from Europe travel to Canada every year for a holiday.
  Thousands of people from Europe travel to Canada every year for a holiday.
     
3. Which of the following sentences has an adjective phrase?
  Sally, wanting to save money to travel to Asia, is working at two jobs this summer.
  Sally, who wants to save money to travel to Asia, 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?
My sisters, who are all excellent musicians, have just recorded a CD.
  My sisters, all excellent musicians, have just recorded a CD.
  My sisters are all excellent musicians have just recorded a CD.
  My sisters, are excellent musicians, who have just recorded a CD.
     
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 history of Canada.
  Tom taking a course on the history of Canada.
  Tom is taking a course on the history of Canada.
  Tom is taking a course is on the history of Canada.
     
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 engineering degrees will be able to get good jobs.
  The students graduating with engineering degrees will be able to get good jobs.
  The students are graduating with engineering degrees getting good jobs.
  The students graduate with engineering 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 ball that I hit belonged to Tom.
  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 Tom applied to 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 house on the corner is my grandmother's house.
  The house, on the corner, is my grandmother's house.