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Adjective endings

1. I really liked the book but the film was a bit __________. The ending was completely
different.
a) disappointly
b) disappointed
c) disappointing
d) disappointedly

2. I started to introduce her to everyone and then realised I couldn't remember her name. I
was really __________.
a) embarrassed
b) embarrassing
c) embarrass
d) embraced

3. The lecture was so _________ I fell asleep and only woke up when it had finished.
a) boardly
b) bored
c) boring
d) board

4. The journey was very long and _________. I was absolutely exhausted by the time I got
home.
a) tired
b) tyre
c) tire
d) tiring

5. The party was __________! I never expected to have so much fun.


a) amazes
b) amazing
c) amazed
d) amaze

6. I was always very __________ in medicine at school which is why I went on to become a
doctor.
a) interested
b) interests
c) interesting
d) interestingly

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ANSWERS:

1. I really liked the book but the film was a bit __________. The ending was completely
different.
a) There is no such word in English. Try again.
b) I was disappointed in the film. But you need a different adjective to describe the film. Try
again.
c) This is the correct answer. Well done!
d) This is an adverb (it describes a verb). The correct answer is an adjective (which describes
the noun, 'film').

2. I started to introduce her to everyone and then realised I couldn't remember her name. I
was really _______.
a) Correct. This means I felt uncomfortable.
b) This is not the correct word. The '-ing' ending refers to a situation, not to how a person
feels.
c) This is a verb. The correct answer is an adjective.
d) This means 'held someone tightly with both arms.' Try again.

3. The lecture was so _________ I fell asleep and only woke up when it had finished.
a) This word doesn't exist in English. It sounds like the correct answer but the correct one is
spelt differently.
b) This is not the correct word. The 'ed' ending refers to how a person feels, not a situation
(like, a lecture, for example).
c) This is the correct answer. Well done!
d) This word means 'a thin flat piece of wood', so is not the correct answer. Try again.

4. The journey was very long and _______ . I was absolutely exhausted by the time we got
home.
a) I was tired but you need an adjective with a different ending to describe the journey. Try
again.
b) A tyre is a rubber wheel on a car or bicycle, so it's not the right word here.
c) This is a verb. The correct answer is an adjective.
d) Well done, this is the correct answer.

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5. The party was __________! I never expected to have so much fun.
a) and d) This is not the correct word. It's a verb. The correct answer is an adjective.
b) This is the correct answer. It describes the party, not how I felt about it.
c) This is not the correct word. The 'ed' ending refers to how a person feels, not a situation
(like a party, for example).

6. I was always very __________ in medicine at school which is why I went on to become a
doctor.
a) This is the correct answer. Well done!
b) This is a verb. The correct answer is an adjective.
c) This is not the correct word. The '-ing' ending refers to a situation, not to how a person
feels.
d) This is an adverb (it describes a verb). The correct answer is an adjective (which describes
how I feel about medicine).

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