Check-up - Nouns, Adjectives and Verbs

Task One

Fill in the missing word as you copy out these three sentences.

Missing words verb, adjective, noun.

  1. An --------- is a describing word. It tells us more about a noun.
  2. A ------ is a naming word. It can be the name of a person, place or thing.
  3. A ------ is a doing word. Every sentence must have one of these.

Task Two - Verbs

Look at this list of verbs:

caught planted shouted chased carried sailed

crawled typed.

Copy the sentences, choosing the most appropriate verb to fill the space.

  1. The injured squirrel -------- up to the tree.
  2. Dad -------- the suitcases from the boot of the taxi.
  3. The class ------- the seeds to see how they would grow for an experiment.
  4. Mr Pitchford -------- the story onto the computer.
  5. Liam -------- at the top of his voice.
  6. To get to Ireland, we --------- across a rather choppy ocean!
  7. The nasty dog --------- the children right out of the garden.
  8. The heron ------ the fish away in it's beak.

Task Three - Nouns

Copy these sentences, adding a noun onto each one to make the sentence complete.

For example A blue chair.

  1. A red ------.
  2. The brown -------.
  3. Lovely golden -------.
  4. There was nothing but an empty ------.
  5. A tiny, soft --------.
  6. The warm --------.
  7. A group of tall -------.
  8. A silly, foolish ---------.

Task Four - Adjectives

Copy these sentences, adding an adjective into each one to make the sentences complete.

For example The powerful lion pounced.

  1. Peter opened the ------ parcel.
  2. "Look at the ------ sea."
  3. There are some --------- children around.
  4. "Be careful outside," said Fred, "there's a ------- wind."
  5. It looked like there had been a -------- accident.
  6. "Go and wait by the ------ trees over there."
  7. There was an ------- giant in our storybook.
  8. "Please hand out the ------- books." Said Mr Cockcroft.


Copy this passage carefully into your books. Underline the verbs in one colour, the adjectives in another colour and the nouns in a different colour.

The children walked down to the beach. The sky was blue with only a few clouds dotted around. It was going to be a beautiful day. Bob, Tom and Kate were looking forward to building sandcastles. They each had a red bucket and green spade. All they had to do now was decide where the castle was going to be built.