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Adjectives are Easy
Try writing complete sentences using these adjectives in the predicative position.

Q. Try to use each adjective below in a sentence, in the predicative position (e.g. the lion was/looked/grew fierce). See if you can use some of the suggested copula verbs below.

Macmillan Dictionary

Lawless. Bubbly. Bravery. Hasty. Treasonable. Inland. Wanton. Vain. Current. Key. Notable. Monstrous. Unlucky. Purple. Kindly. Selfless. Arrogant. Crafty. Leathery. Moderate. Moral. Hot. Compound. Chief. Convenient. Female. Weekly. Offensive. Reticent. Decent. Ravenous. Exceptional. Last. Sumptuous. Handsome. Alight. Dignified. Thorny. Perilous. Serene. Specific. Actual. Deep. Bankrupt. Former. Helpless. Trying. Committed. Accurate. Apart. Sacrilegious. Resourceful. Patient. Squeaky. Inquisitive. Tasty. Eligible. Famous. Flat. Spare. Convert. Tropical. Striking. Open. Smooth. Unwilling. Venerable. Popular. Compulsive. Incidental. Inert. Wonderful. Demanding. Restless. Idyllic. Unable. Amiable. Joyful. Covert. Salutary. Stifling. Grand. Bacterial. Unanimous. Stealthy. Plucky. Lofty. Intriguing. Frozen. Electronic. Misleading. Gentlemanly. Curious. Interesting. Treacherous. Individual. Rational. Choral. Separate. Harrowing. Frugal. Majestic. Weak. Fictional. Automatic. Elegant. Trifling. Small. Icebound. Coarse. Secretive. Live. Just. Peckish. Drunken. Favourite. Anxious. Joint. Glassy. Eternal. Big. Studious. Currant. Absent. Theatrical. Exempt. Charitable. Ready. Forgetful. Amicable. Active. Able. Engaging. Energetic. Poisonous. Conceited. Principle. Lower. Territorial. International. Least. Rotund. Unusual. Internal. Game. Mischievous. Military. Existent. Private. Combative. National. Sorrowful. Vulgar. Figurative. Broad. Measly. Honest. Contrived. Elaborate. Elementary. Stronger. Powerful. Rich. Argumentative. Chaotic. Unruly. Responsive. Damaging. Unpopular. Infirm. Ceremonial. Available. Immoral. Poor. Pre-eminent. Profitable. Sincere. Broken. Domestic. Tetchy. Previous. Distant. Guarded. Dreadful. Imperial. Eager. Receptive. Extinct. Secret. Solemn. Colonial. Delicious. Greasy. Shameful. Impatient. Ferocious. Abrupt. Fat. Raw. Objectionable. Unlike. Injured. Prostrate. Seasonal. Stripe. Wild. Sound. Declamatory. Straight. Grassy. Gloomy. Forceful. Slender. Steep. Brief. Deserted. Princely. Niggling. Feline. Extensive. Longest. Exemplary. Fragile. Familiar. Gossipy. Obtrusive. Declaratory. Geographic. Unlawful. Cheery. Instant. Rude. Budding. Rash. Vigorous. Acclaimed. Unique. General. Unknown. Whole. Aggressive. Partisan. Occupational. Expansive. Ornamental. Lusty. Feasible. Slow. Enormous. Conversational. Dead. Black. Right. Cursory. Larger. Bright. Required. Brutal. Erudite. Permanent. Political. Higher. Rapid. Fateful. Concerned. Provincial. Equivalent. Vacant. Continual. Defective. Playful. Skilful. Abject. Spherical. Childless. Nearly. Effectual. Universal. Massive. Cordial. Casual. Ghastly. Squalid. Infectious. Ideal. Nearby. Revealing. Cute. Geological. Thorough. Cross. Literal. Kind. Informal. Rare. Friendly. Confrontational. Rapacious. Drastic. Equal. Finite. Suspicious. Amusing. Exact. Latter. Disastrous. Ironic. Legendary. Responsible. Marine. Correct. Symbolic. Customary. Painful. Mutinous. Magnetic. Overwhelming. Central. Connected. Generous. Deadly. Unseen. Calamitous. Stable. Sympathetic. Admissible. Reproachful. Conclusive. Fitting. Victorious. Deceptive. Wrinkly. Considerate. Little. Distinct. Climatic. Classical. Analytic. Damp. Malignant. Intellectual. Mournful. Significant. Ingenious. Frustrate. Dense. Memorable. Clever. Cogent. Cuddly. Mercurial. Candid. Odd. Free. Strict. Chemical. Extra. Fishy. Peninsular. Arbitrary. Historical. Ritual. Largest. Amateur. Rhythmic. Dismissive. Solid. Prayerful. Enough. Draughty. Exotic. Humble. Inanimate. Grave. Feather. Sublime. Viable. Fortified. Assertive. Influential. Symptomatic. Insulting. Ultimate. Sensitive. Muscular. Upset. Cultural. Orthodox. Miserable. Steady. Furious. Orderly. Palatial. Institutional. Lesser. Narrow. Wise. Lifelong. Blameworthy. Dainty. Stiff. Worse. Outrageous. Chance. Arcane. Explanatory. Afloat. Erratic. Advisory. Pervasive. Glorious. Quick. Monarchical. Liberal. Shivery. Powerless. Rotten. Complicit. Genuine. Carnal. Outdoor. Impossible. Nice. Foolish. Industrial. Knotty. Progressive. Hectic. Momentous. Reflective. Humorous. Labyrinthine. Barbarian. Hardy. Burdensome. Enviable. Official. Dreamy. Cool. Scarlet. Impulsive. Superior. Celebratory. Latent. Sure. Enjoyable. Obvious. Peculiar. Astonished. Prosperous. Accessible. Shocking. Tenacious. Fascinating. Mellow. Defensive. Voluntary. Careful. Conscious. Different. Level. Real. Vintage. Infinite. Ground. Comprehensive. Chivalrous. Humane. Derelict. Noticeable. Favourable. Visible. Scarce. Normal. Awkward. Prominent. Idle. Content. Immortal. Anonymous. Junior. Dark. Extreme. Molecular. Cavernous. Fresh. Athletic. Useless. Unquenchable. Surprise. Total. Maroon. Liquid. Pastoral. Enduring. Loud. Honorable. Rubbish. Obscure. Restive. Intimate. Perplexing. Legal. Pristine. Triumphal. Direct. Indicative. Flattering. Personal. Dilute. Harmonious. Childish. Wholesome. Grateful. Mean. Tragic. Searching. Natural. Classic. Overseas. Autumnal. Destructive. Smallest. Estranged. Crazy. Poetic. Repulsive. Entranced. Miraculous. Sovereign. Portly. Lasting. Medicinal. Occupied. Insolent. Footsore. Leading. Parallel. True. Supportive. Complete. Faithless. Baffling. Brilliant. Spiteful. Captive. Reactionary. Matrimonial. Earthy. Torrential. Envious. Gentle. Apprehensive. Pompous. Neat. United. Clumsy. Imperfect. Perfect. Animal. Oppressive. Improvident. Formulaic. Jealous. Forsaken. Knobbly. Impertinent. Novel. Yellow. Disgraced. Canine. Audacious. Divisible. Selfish. Tense. Simple. Developed. Flowery. Flighty. Sacrificial. Violent. Contentious. Stricken. Succinct. Global. Helpful. Coercive. Resident. Faint. Substantial. Authentic. Unsteady. Eloquent. Heavenly. Precious. Upright. Odious. Nasty. Steadfast. Upstart. Passionate. Menial. Prescribed. Oblivious. Thrifty. Ungainly. Preachy. Bloodless. Idiotic. Cylindrical. Elated. Listless. Costly. Obscene. Alcoholic. Wide. Average. Seldom. Major. Mental. Acceptable. Wealthy. Even. Lawful. Blithe. Merciful. Possessive. Partial. Usual. Quarterly. Efficacious. Stubborn. Likeable. Untidy. Proven. Appropriate. Sinister. Spiky. Twitchy. Anointed. Adventurous. Gigantic. Ignorant. Exclusive. Metallic. Obsessed. Edible. Contemptible. Electric. Prodigal. Postal. Sprightly. Objective. Careless. Important. Endless. Preventable. Emphatic. Habitual. Maritime. Expectant. Foreign. Lucky. High. Creative. Smart. Senior. Inventive. Quaint. Imposing. Prior. Singular. Refreshing. False. Mighty. Capable. Surgical. Farther. Opposite. Fitful. Vertical. Mature. Theoretical. Orange. Medical. Impressive. Intentional. Inward. Honorary. Attentive. Problematic. Final. Courteous. Boring. Crumbly. Apologetic. Aversion. Shallow. Convulsive. Principal. Scratchy. Celestial. Ceramic. Aghast. Pure. Provident. Unripe. Advantageous. Tyrannical. Unaware. Exploitaive. Vast. Relative. Indoor. Winning. Absorbent. Tearful. Severe. Madcap. Negative. Saintly. Representative. Conspiratorial. Commercial. Afraid. Dismal. Suburban. Contemptuous. Educational. Aware. Electrical. Watery. Confidential. Longer. Limp. Quizzical. Doubtful. Cunning. Cultured. Dear. Corrupt. Remarkable. Magical. Scared. Great. Ancestral. Loyal. Lithe. Lovable. Glad. Horrible. Deserving. Urgent. Savoury. New. Fortunate. Injurious. Ethnic. Graven. Charming. Harmless. Privileged. Blonde. Slight. Prompt. Secretarial. Observant. Material. Adequate. Mechanistic. Exuberant. Calm. Illegal. Physical. Radical. Herbal. Capricious. Awful. Awake. Determined. Driven. Woollen. Poorest. Positional. Resentful. Other. Insistent. Genial. Round. Assured. Annoyed. Dangerous. Convict. Successful. Menacing. Particular. Recommended. Heartfelt. Melodic. Malign. Shifty. Persuasive. Loveless. Alive. Emotive. Basic. Funereal. Overall. Flammable. Astronomical. Written. Peppery. Persistent. Infamous. Near. Breezy. Certain. Repetitious. Monthly. Desperate. Hideous. Fruitless. Discordant. Signal. Frenetic. Bountiful. Horrid. Invisible. Large. Proud. Sufficient. Pagan. Professorial. Ill. Negotiate. Hateful. Oldest. Trivial. Masculine. Harmful. Literary. Gracious. Older. Logical. Sporadic. Uncertain. Errant. Regimental. Regional. Tolerant. Low. Molten. Unkind. Neglectful. Condemnatory. Prepared. Circular. Cereal. Residual. Purposeful. Cheerful. Multiple. Drunk. Shaken. Courageous. Meek. Passing. Prodigious. Tall. Seaworthy. Ordinary. Uncommon. Pressurised. Oriental. Wretched. Radiant. Spacious. Fair. Insightful. Daring. Surplus. Haunting. Ecstatic. Conditional. Allied. Wobbly. Untimely. Special. Mere. Loving. Healthy. Financial. Incarnate. Stale. Attractive. Modest. Restrained. Affectionate. Sweet. Ghostly. Variable. Aerial. Fast. Scientific. Hapless. Short. Adroit. Easy. Subtle. Beaten. Strange. Heroic. Grievous. Dictatorial. Far. Middle. Artistic. Inspirational. Disabled. Dynamic. Brown. Queenly. Recurrent. Colossal. Orchestral. Select. Constant. Excusable. Pointless. Confident. Rancid. Countless. Prejudicial. Thick. Serious. Woolly. Stern. Malicious. Supreme. Victory. Equable. Rickety. Upsetting. Huge. Criminal. Secondary. Fruitful. Vehicular. Habitable. Devout. Quiet. Methodical. Exciting. Outside. Mutual. Angry. Explosive. Academic. Dubious. Craven. Masterly. Uniform. Portable. Barren. Thirsty. Penitent. Retiring. Emotional. Enticing. Adhesive. Watchful. Introductory. Competitive. Emergent. Tasteful. Tactical. Avoidable. Complicated. Remote. Tight. Maximum. Fickle. Northerly. Emergency. Tender. Next. Horrific. Shaky. Better. Wrong. Bygone. Lamentable. Bored. Poorly. Summary. Ravening. Light. Swollen. Indirect. Imaginary. Liable. Debatable. Pitiless. Systematic. Suitable. Mineral. Monumental. Eastern. Scornful. Colourful. Isolated. Express. Wriggly. Abundant. Laborious. Veteran. Proper. Innocent. Ancient. Upper. Lucrative. Creamy. Venomous. Consensual. Astute. Intact. Savage. Brazen. Mountainous. Elusive. Related. Young. Pampered. Likely. Infuriating. Technical. Terminal. Tinier. Similar. Murderous. Hotter. Known. Viscous. White. Chaste. Sparkling. Inevitable. Terrible. Nervous. Social. Palpable. Threatening. Utter. Incensed. Alone. Overt. Unclear. Luxurious. Sorry. Silly. Excellent. Sociable. Fragmentary. Affordable. Convey. Tranquil. Derivative. Indignant. Ardent. Obstinate. Civilian. Lovesick. Haphazard. Wasteful. Republican. Informative. Cautious. Obtuse. Reluctant. Detailed. Homeless. Dental. Graceful. Reserved. Missing. Cowardly. Mistaken. Capital. Efficient. Occasional. Civilised. Tough. Pretty. Professional. Revolting. Seasonable. Pensive. Evasive. Prospective. Democratic. Serial. Giggly. Hungry. Overdue. Full. Same. Sleepy. Scruffy. Desirable. Tiny. Manifest. Eccentric. Flourishing. Descriptive. Expert. Tactful. Original. Ponderous. Temporary. Royal. Overcast. Psychological. Intrusive. Expensive. Hopeful. Rough. Blazing. Innate. Authoritative. Preferable. Lavish. Fallible. Administrative. Diseased. Minute. Subdued. Provocative. Sudden. Religious. Rebellious. Miniature. Relevant. Pragmatic. Runaway. Strategic. Frantic. Long. Pleasant. Antique. Diligent. Reasonable. Frosty. Worst. Telescopic. Disagreable. Prejudiced. Critical. Weighty. Probable. Jocund. Virtual. Visionary. Interior. Enchanting. Dry. Praiseworthy. Resigned. Ambitious. Balanced. Indulgent. Accidental. Secular. Artful. Frank. Unworthy. Graphic. Faulty. Fantastic. Infant. Stringent. Constructive. Robust. Coastal. Chubby. Bottom. Cheap. Utmost. Inclusive. Corrosive. Immediate. Adamant. Imperious. Apparent. Useful. Native. Difficult. Outright. Remedial. Aflame. Bewitched. Triangular. Hysterical. Spartan. Imitative. Amorous. Lenient. Pretend. Worthy. Sodden. Late. Fancy. Annual. Periodic. Adverse. Comfortable. Hidden. Quarrelsome. Fierce. Incorrect. Left. Hearty. Disloyal. Solitary. Shirty. Primary. Tribal. Sheltered. Modern. Frequent. Troublesome. Compliant. Spiritual. Heathen. Delightful. Loathsome. Consistent. Unjust. Threadbare. Titanic. Clear. Outlying. Toxic. Presidential. Secure. Bitter. Ticklish. Reputed. Supple. Qualified. Truthful. Potent. Necessary. Festive. Single. Highest. Clean. Erect. Optional. Independent. Good. Tiresome. Red. Elect. Effective. Peaceful. Firm. Numerous. Dramatic. Glacial. Used. Diverse. Unhappy. Disorderly. Brotherly. Facile. Tireless. Welcome. Matchless. Frightful. Close. Provisional. Prestigious. Deceitful. Delicate. Turbid. Valiant. Lame. Rancorous. Plastic. Lonely. Choice. Softer. Busy. Repressive. Insane. Icy. Safe. Minor. Abstract. Sour. Soldierly. Spoilt. Boundless. Happier. Devastated. Moving. Fervent. Morbid. Plentiful. Judgemental. Rhythmical. Taller. Weird. Identical. Wrathful. Patent. Rival. Servile. Operational. Climactic. Impervious. Top. Bloody. Upstairs. Several. Recognisable. Illicit. Shoddy. Reverent. Productive. Relaxing. Eminent. Routine. Formal. Beautiful. Invalid. Rhetorical. Vocational. Pioneering. Conceptual. Fluent. Fun. Soothing. Futile. Visual. Mortal. Almighty. Plain. Unkempt. Impetuous. Asleep. Salty. Distinctive. Dazzling. Brave. Square. Soft. Musical. Blessed. Literate. Scalding. Human. Decorative. Fanciful. Impartial. Due. Precise. Pacific. Gallant. Fashionable. Willing. Spiral. Rascally. Terrorist. Foremost. Protective. Definitive. Inlaid. Ornate. Intelligent. Designing. Realistic. Putrid. Dutiful. Dirty. Turgid. Scrupulous. Fit. Possible. Main. Fine. Unwelcome. Stupid. Sore. Legion. Practical. Rigorous. Greater. Jubilant. Happy. Instructive. Satisfactory. Loose. Affected. Barbarous. Rightful. Brainy. Opinionated. Elderly. Scandalous. Pathetic. Still. Wintry. Fulsome. Forbidding. Scary. Nearer. Empty. Abstinent. Dashing. Milky. Greatest. Tantalising. Defeatist. Vital. Clinical. Defiant. Hard. Sick. Uttermost. Rotary. Various. Recent. Placid. Spectacular. Frivolous. Lovely. Decisive. Talented. Exploratory. Entire. External. Male. Past. Potential. Best. Sensible. Hopeless. Old. Maiden. Dependent. Gradual. Fearsome. Rustic. Triumphant. Nimbly. Diplomatic. Local. Magnificent. Golden. Unlikely. Chilly. Mad. Haughty. Communal. Polite. Green. Dominant. Sprawling. Notorious. Present. Mercenary. Measured. Invasive. Romantic. Entertaining. Gross. Environmental. Desolate. Economic. Discreditable. Funny. Guiltless. Permissible. Mobile. Hostile. Baptismal. Scholarly. Wooden. Illusory. Sad. Historic. Typical. Sharp. Admirable. Spoken. Restricted. Rapturous. Lacking. Fabulous. Vengeful. Dextrous. Reckless. Evident. Calculating. Lifeless. Backward. Common. Attendant. Shadowy. Silent. Lost. Regnant. Unbidden. Noble. Vigilant. Prophetic. Neutral. Addictive. Endearing. Initial. Uneasy. Worldwide. Bloodshot. Audible. Early. Gleeful. Intent. Pregnant. Established. Lumpy. Refined. Civil. Divine. Dishonorable. Unclean. Instinctive. Devoted. Essential. Latest. Benign. Strong. Thin. Warm. Distrustful. Absurd. Regular. Industrious. Compulsory. Arable. Splendid. Guilty. Terrific. Continent. Primitive. Ministerial. Manifold. Brittle. Ugly. Unfair. Convincing. Faithful. Lookout. Corporate. Resistant. Additional. Politic. Valuable. Concerted. Heavy. Mysterious. Bare. Penal. Traditional. Economical. Ruthless. Sticky. Public. Neighbourly. Resolute. Cold.

copula verbs: Appear.Be.Become.Get.Feel.Keep.Look.Prove.Remain.Seem.Smell.Sound.Stay.Taste.Turn.

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Prepositions
Find prepositions to follow each of these words.

Q. Use each word below in sentences to show that it can be followed by one or more prepositions. Click any word to see some suggested prepositions.

Macmillan Dictionary

Prepositions include words such as: in, to, from, for, beyond, over, under, with.

We use prepositions when we want to join a noun to rest of a sentence. For example,

• Colonel Mustard murdered Miss Scarlet.
• Colonel Mustard murdered Miss Scarlet in the Library.
• Colonel Mustard murdered Miss Scarlet in the Library, with the candlestick.

A preposition is always followed by a noun or something similar, such as a pronoun (e.g. them, it, everything).

For more on Prepositions, see our Grammar Glossary.

Adapted. Warn. Connive. Obliged. Indignant. Labour. Answerable. Gratitude. Slow. Amused. Intrude. Amenable. Condicive. Impatient. Parallel. Compensate. Angry. Arrival. Chary. Collaborate. Agree. Take issue. Submit. Contribution. Indifferent. Exempt. Analogous. Take umbrage. Interspersed. Partake. Affinity. Lean. Secure. Omit. Accountable. Detract. Deter. Offended. Entrust. Concerned. Compatible. Desist. Exception. Immune. Familiar. Participate. Derive. Preoccupied. Beg. Differ. Perish. Averse. Disgusted. Glance. Concur. Readiness. Trespass. Responsible. Careful. Popular. Deal. Prevail. Comply. Negligent. Initiate. Contemporary. Appeal. Compete. Reconciled. Propensity. Anxious. Alien. Impervious. Apologize. Careless. Engaged. Compare. Accede. Succeed. Consist. Grateful. Exult. Prone. Avail. Abstain. Inveigle. Suitable. Key. Prepare. Precedence. Enter. Use. Introduced. Hardened. Beware. Authority. Abide. Content onself. Claim. Different. Commiserate. Simultaneously. Coincide. Talk.

useful prepositions

About.Against.Among.At.By.For.From.In.Into.Of.On.Out.Over.To.Upon.With.
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Super Colossal
Suggest things or circumstances which are just begging for these adjectives.

Q. Suggest things or occasions to which these rather extreme adjectives might reasonably be applied. See if you can illustrate each one with a complete sentence.

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Tremendous. Frantic. Magnificent. Ghastly. Beautiful. Gigantic. Shabby. Sensational. Colossal. Absorbing. Supreme. Record-breaking. Quaint. Hilarious. Priceless. Unique. Indispensable. Incalculable. Awful. Horrible. Devastating. Unmissable. Superb. Delicious. Miraculous. Splendid. Atrocious. Marvellous. Breathtaking. Stupendous. Disgusting. Appalling. Rotten. Disgraceful. Compelling. Dreadful. Unparalleled. Abominable.
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Pair Off
Make words like ‘give in’ and ‘switch off’, and then find other words to express their meaning.

Q. Join each verb below with one of the words from the list beneath, and then suggest a word or phrase to express the meaning of both (e.g. call + over → summon).

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verbs

Get.Keep.Pass.Hand.Cut.

particles

In.Out.Away.From.Down.

verbs

Chip.Cut.Take.Make.Put.

particles

In.Out.Up.Apart.

verbs

Show.Pass.Fill.Drop.Give.

particles

By.Back.Up.Off.Away.

verbs

Hold.Drop.Take.Break.Get.

particles

Up.Into.Along.Off.

verbs

Stick.Count.Take.Mix.Cheer.

particles

Back.Up.To.On.

verbs

Get.Come.Think.Go.Run.

particles

Ahead.On.Forward.Into.Back.

verbs

Look.Hold.Cross.Check.Go.

particles

Back.For.Onto.Out.

verbs

Sort.Try.Let.Break.Blow.

particles

Down.Up.In.Out.

verbs

Get.Pass.Come.Drop.Warm.

particles

Up.Back.From.

verbs

Shop.Think.Break.Fall.End.

particles

Out.Around.Up.Over.

verbs

Point.Hand.Put.Look.Give.

particles

Out.Down.Into.

verbs

Dress.Set.Bring.Pay.Wake.

particles

Up.Back.

verbs

Come.Turn.Go.Break.Catch.

particles

Up.Out.Apart.

verbs

Piece.Check.Send.Pick.Cut.

particles

Out.Back.In.Together.

verbs

Call.Hang.Run.Pay.Take.

particles

Out.Through.For.After.Off.

verbs

Ask.Care.Look.Figure.Give.

particles

Out.Round.For.In.

verbs

Hang.Hold.Add.Turn.Get.

particles

On.Up.In.Together.

verbs

Put.Back.Put.Look.Give.

particles

Off.After.On.Up.

verbs

Grow.Keep.Hold.Grow.Grow.

particles

Up.Apart.Back.

verbs

Call.Clean.Hand.Switch.Give.

particles

Down.On.Up.Away.

verbs

Put.Run.Turn.Take.Fall.

particles

Off.Up.Apart.Over.Out.

verbs

Call.Calm.Hang.Ask.Keep.

particles

Round.Up.Out.Down.

verbs

Throw.Work.Get.Get.Do.

particles

Up.Over.Out.Away.

verbs

Go.Fill.Run.Put.Break.

particles

Out.In.Together.After.

verbs

Let.Go.Run.Sleep.Fill.

particles

Away.Over.Out.Down.

verbs

Come.Fall.Try.Get.Turn.

particles

On.Across.Down.

verbs

Get.Use.Look.Hand.Call.

particles

Back.Over.Around.Up.

verbs

Eat.Go.Switch.Drop.Tear.

particles

Up.Off.Out.Against.

verbs

Grow.Wear.Look.Call.Go.

particles

Off.Without.Into.Up.

verbs

Hang.Find.Ask.Bring.Cut.

particles

On.Out.Around.Off.Down.

* The words in the exercise are an example of so-called ‘multi-word verbs’, which include phrasal verbs and prepositional verbs. For more, see ‘Grammar Today’ at Cambridge Dictionaries.

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Put in a Good Word
For each of these things, select the most apposite word of praise.

Q. Suggest praising adjectives (like ‘nice’ or ‘good’, only a bit more imaginative) that can be used with at least one, but not all, of these words.

* For a variation, try using negative adjectives, like ‘awful’.

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Beer. Promise. Welcome. Town. College. Coffee. Punch. Gift. Towel. Suggestion. Kitchen. Team. Eye. Colour. Chocolate. Nurse. Currency. Dealer. Light. Word. Orange. Doctor. Example. Dog. Notice. Letter. Bus. Cat. Tune. Parent. Solution. Look. Concert. Feeling. Shop. Personality. Tackle. Topic. Apple. Shoe. Flat. Poem. Economy. Egg. Laugh. Day. Advice. Film. League. Tax. Potato. Novel. Song. Face. Safe. Dish. Driver. Surprise. Serve. Phrase. Proof. Drama. Income. Pear. Weather. Sound. Car. Piano. Village. Play. Price. Coat. Game. Schedule. Patient. Flower. Scene. Tea. Jacket. Job. Answer. Company. Song. Sweet. Seat. Memory. Investigation. Dinner. Dance. Marriage. Hair. Author. Weekend. Signature. Traffic. Reception. Boss. Voice. Picture. Climate. Wine. Temperature. Pizza. Clothes. Pride. Duty. Attempt. Penknife. Map. Conversation. Lesson. School. Description. Visit. Professional. Holiday. Diamond. Biscuit. Audience. Weight. Smell. Community. Ticket. Watch. Actor. Bank. Summary. Sign. Dinner. Essay. Tale. Smile. Fire. Diet. Recipe. Signal. Risk. Rain. Desk. Medicine. Teacher. Garden. Career. Discussion. Sandwich. Photo. Statement. Baby. Chance. Suit. Music. Milk. Witness. Goal. View. Cake. Speech.
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Easy Adjectives
Try writing complete sentences using these adjectives in the attributive position.

Q. Try to use each adjective below in a sentence in the attributive position (e.g. the fierce lion roared). Note that for a small number of adjectives it is not possible to do this.

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Interior. Blithe. Symptomatic. Informal. Essential. Ghostly. Upstart. Inclusive. Pampered. Devout. Manifold. Intentional. Bewitched. Rapid. Milky. Measly. Previous. Outdoor. Solid. Prior. Fishy. Comprehensive. Icy. Competitive. Supreme. Bitter. Early. Loveless. Uttermost. Stubborn. Universal. Tiresome. Longer. Vast. Curious. Overt. Inanimate. Clinical. Barbarous. Patent. Barbarian. Indicative. Torrential. Salutary. Humorous. Poor. Discordant. Convert. Tender. Forgetful. Pacific. Rhythmic. Northerly. Right. Postal. Corporate. Amiable. Crazy. Authentic. Absurd. Liable. Greater. Political. Putrid. Ecstatic. Passionate. Opinionated. Sprightly. Private. Bravery. Boring. Climactic. Special. Declamatory. Idle. Fateful. Obstinate. Ornate. Secondary. Desirable. Evident. Minor. Lacking. Open. Deserted. Unripe. Spoilt. Strong. Disorderly. Hardy. Illegal. Horrific. Troublesome. Currant. Nearly. Exempt. Unhappy. Spiteful. Diseased. Profitable. Servile. Farther. Serious. Electronic. Sensitive. Urgent. Vigilant. Graven. Smallest. Alight. Untimely. Cunning. Stifling. Psychological. Orthodox. Impossible. Balanced. Cute. Impertinent. Other. Slender. Broken. Effective. Incarnate. Arable. Inward. Monarchical. Corrupt. Romantic. Gossipy. Military. Exciting. Sublime. Shocking. Mercurial. Scrupulous. Unjust. Maiden. Several. Mere. Key. Reputed. Shadowy. Precise. Vocational. Advantageous. Gentlemanly. Heathen. Frozen. Objective. Annual. Flattering. Ritual. Isolated. Elderly. Guilty. Ferocious. Latent. Baptismal. Jocund. Rickety. Fascinating. Secure. Frustrate. Horrid. Kind. Responsive. Literal. Recognisable. Ironic. Partisan. Mysterious. Rotary. Hidden. Cautious. Proper. Carnal. Persuasive. Civilised. Habitual. Twitchy. Foremost. Damp. Upper. Afraid. Principal. Neglectful. Exact. Affectionate. Abstract. Anonymous. Slight. Quarterly. Dirty. Reactionary. Pretty. Limp. Literary. Reticent. Grave. Loud. Civilian. Insistent. Notorious. Fitful. Lifelong. Correct. Fragile. Young. Dashing. 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